Another Sexual Assault Allegation Against Trump

[Content Note: Sexual assault.]

Multiple women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. Trump has himself bragged about sexually assaulting and harassing women, including grabbing women by their genitals and peeping at pageant contestants in dressing rooms without consent. He has routinely made inappropriate comments about having sex with girls, including his own daughter, and he has physically assaulted at least one female reporter.

And now a former campaign staffer has alleged that Trump kissed her without consent during the 2016 campaign. Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites at the Washington Post report:
In interviews with The Washington Post, and in the lawsuit, Alva Johnson said Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the lips as he exited an RV outside the rally in Tampa on Aug. 24, 2016. Johnson said she turned her head and the unwanted kiss landed on the side of her mouth, which she called "super-creepy and inappropriate."

"I immediately felt violated because I wasn't expecting it or wanting it," she said. "I can still see his lips coming straight for my face."

Johnson said she told her boyfriend, mother and stepfather about the incident later that day, an account all three confirmed to The Post. Two months later, Johnson consulted a Florida attorney about the unwanted kiss; he gave The Post text messages showing that he considered her "credible" but did not take her case for business reasons. The attorney gave Johnson the name of a therapist, whose notes, which The Post reviewed, reference an unspecified event during the campaign that had left her distraught.

...Two Trump supporters that Johnson identified as witnesses — a campaign official and Pam Bondi, then the Florida attorney general — denied seeing the alleged kiss in interviews with The Post.

..."Do I recall seeing anything inappropriate? One hundred percent no," Bondi said in an interview. "I'm a prosecutor, and if I saw something inappropriate, I would have said something."
Sure. Despite the fact that Bondi declined to investigate fraud allegations against Trump University after Trump wrote her a $25k check — a fact that the Washington Post neglects to mention.

Donald Trump is an absolute menace. He is the living embodiment of toxic masculinity, a danger to individual women on an interpersonal level and a threat to the entire world.

I will never stop being angry that he was allowed to reach the Oval Office, and the day when he leaves cannot come soon enough.

I take up space in solidarity with Alva Johnson.

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