Though the dominant news story about Donald Trump's sexual predation has been the Trump Tape, in which he talked about kissing and grabbing women's genitals without their consent, as you may recall, I also flagged another instance buried deep in a CNN news story, in which Trump describes walking in on Miss Universe and/or Miss USA contestants while they were undressed, and saying he "gets away with it" because he owns the pageant(s).
Now, there is a new report that he did the same thing to competitors in the Miss Teen USA pageant, some of whom were as young as 15:
"I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, 'Oh my god, there's a man in here,'" said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA.Meanwhile, his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, appeared on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos and admonished Republicans who are equivocating on their support for Trump to "stop pussyfooting around." Because this is all a big fucking joke to this despicable campaign.
Trump, she recalled, said something like, "Don't worry, ladies, I've seen it all before."
Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it "shocking" and "creepy."
...Trump, who owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants from 1996 until last year, has publicly bragged about invading beauty queen dressing rooms, calling it one of his prerogatives of ownership.
...Until now it was never alleged that this behavior extended to the teen pageant, in which contestants can be as old as 19 or as young as 14.
Rage. Seethe. Boil.
UPDATE: I've got more on this at Shareblue.