Politics in America are an upside-down affair where the damage from a scandal is inversely proportional to the significance of the office being contended. Today, sleazy behavior and lewd chit-chat that might bring down the candidacy of someone running for city council seems to have little bearing on the fate of a person campaigning for president of the United States.
Trump’s candid remarks to smarmy douche-bag Billy Bush aboard the “Access Hollywood” bus en route to a photo session seemed only to round out the orange man’s curriculum vitae.
Nearly all righteous incumbent Republican congressmen and women running in tightly contested races suddenly divorced themselves from Trump in feigned shock over the “Access Hollywood” tape as though none of his prior bullshit was worthy of consideration – when in reality the latest revelation was to be expected, and amounted to nothing more than a moment in a continuing saga of head-shaking foolishness. In fact, it’s amazing that no one doing opposition research during the primaries uncovered the tapes, given Trump’s well-known penchant for aggrandizing his machismo to anyone who will listen.
Trump was captured – unbeknownst to him – explaining that his stardom entitled him to grab women by the pussy, and for a couple days his campaign appeared doomed to collapse all around him and his deluded supporters. But as it has been through this entire campaign cycle, Trump seemed to slither away from what would have been certain doom for a character seeking lesser office. He blew off the comments as mere “locker room banter” and immediately shifted attention to Bill Clinton’s dalliances in an effort to tar the slick one’s wife. Furthermore, Trump submitted the proposition that Bill’s actions (vs. Trump’s mere words) were the epitome of egregiousness, including rape. (Sidebar: Trump may have used “words” to describe pussy grabbing – but it sure as hell sounded like he spoke from actual “hands-on” experience.)
Now, conspiracies about the Clinton’s will never fade away no matter how much investigative sweat is expended upon them, so it’s certain that many voters who should normally turn from Trump and puke into the toilet will no doubt remain loyal to him and their deep-seated hatred for the Clintons.
But what about a largely ignored story about Trump that transcends all the boorishness reported to date? Why hasn’t the case of child rape asserted against Trump and his pedophile friend, jailbird Jeffrey Epstein gotten more traction – or at least as much traction as the stupid “Access Hollywood” tape?
It is uncontested that billionaire Epstein organized sex parties at his Upper East Side home in Manhattan where young, and sometimes under-aged, girls were made available to selected guests. He was also found to keep live-in sex slaves flown in from Eastern Europe under the pretense of working for a modeling agency. Epstein, who is now a level 3 registered sex offender, spent 13 months in Palm Beach county jail.
One of Epstein’s selected guests of at least one sex party is said to be Donald Trump, who, along with Epstein, was served this past June with a “complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault, battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation” by a girl who claims all this shit happened to her in 1994 at Epstein’s mansion when she was 13. Read the complaint here.
Who knows if any or all of it is true, but the allegations are at least as heinous as those refried charges Trump is throwing around about Bill Clinton (who ain’t running for anything, by the way).
Time for the Epstein/Trump sex party story to get some more attention.
It Runs in the Bush Family
Some Trump apologists are blaming TV personality Billy Bush for goading the Donald into bragging about his sexual prowess aboard the “Access Hollywood” bus. As evidenced on the secret tape, Bush certainly played the sycophantic role, pressing Trump for details and inviting him to comment on a soap opera actress. Trump disembarked the bus after fumbling with the door handle, and received a hug from the actress. Like a trifle sidekick, Billy whined for “a little hug for the Bushy.”
Later on, Billy Bush, a first cousin of George W. Bush, was promoted to a host spot on NBC’s Today Show – and is currently on suspension for his cameo on the bus.
Contrite Billy said, “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”
Sounds familiar. I’m pretty sure I heard George W. say something like, “I used to be a drunk. I snorted cocaine. I mighta gone AWOL a bit from the National Guard. But that was a long time ago. I was young and irresponsible. Now, let me be president.”