The Donald Trump rape case involving a 13-year-old girl has now been put off until December 13, just days before the Electoral College meets to officially choose the winner of the 2016 presidential election. But information released over the last few days from videos and other sources regarding Trump’s comments about underage girls may make his rape defense more difficult.
The Trump rape hearing itself involves accusations that in 1994 a woman designated by the court as “Jane Doe” – who was 13 at the time – was assaulted and later raped by Donald Trump. This allegedly took place at parties hosted by Jeffrey Epstein, who, as reported by ABC News, was later convicted of soliciting a minor and suspected of being a pedophile.
Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein were close friends, and Trump frequently attended Epstein’s parties and gatherings in New York and elsewhere. Trump and the Trump campaign have strongly denied the accusations made in the case.
Donald Trump and his lawyers have attempted to paint his accuser as a liar and someone who is being manipulated by others to damage his campaign. But this effort to refute the rape claims being made against Trump and denigrate his accuser ran into a number of major stumbling blocks this week.
For instance, the recent separate video revelations in which Donald Trump essentially says to Billy Bush and Howard Stern that he gropes women and forces himself on them – whether they want him to or not – paint the picture of someone who feels free to act with sexual impunity.
Of course, in these videos with Bush and Stern, Trump seems to be referring to sexually accosting adult women. While this itself is reprehensible and criminal – if true – the Trump rape case accusation is that Trump sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl. If proven, this would be devastating for the Trump campaign.
However, on Wednesday CBS News reported that 1992 video footage shows Donald Trump speaking to a 10-year-old girl as she was going up an escalator and boasting he would be “dating her in 10 years.” Obviously, the lawyers for the woman involved in the Trump rape case might try to point to this video evidence to suggest Donald Trump has a long-standing interest in young girls.
As reported by NBC News, many Trump supporters like former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, Avenue are attempting to paint Trump’s comments about the young girl on the escalator as innocent ones being distorted by the media. But again, other information coming out about Trump makes it seem less not so innocent.
A number of sources are now reporting that in 1992 Donald Trump approached some 14-year-old girls singing outside the Plaza Hotel in New York and asked them their ages. Apparently, when Trump learned they were 14, he said, “Wow… Just think… In a couple of years I’ll be dating you.”
In addition to all of the above, the recent revelation that Donald Trump suggested to Howard Stern that it was all right to refer to his then 24-year-old daughter as “a piece of a**” might also tend to make the Trump rape case defense a bit more difficult. This is because such comments give the impression that Trump objectifies all females, even his daughter.
The accusations and insinuations of sexual impropriety on Donald Trump’s part – in the Trump rape case and in other instances – are certainly making things much easier for the Hillary Clinton campaign. It seems as though all Clinton has to do to become president is just stand back and watch Donald Trump’s campaign self-destruct in the election polls.
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