JUST IN: Donald Trump Mocks Rape Accuser on Shocking CNN Town Hall
Former POTUS Donald Trump appeared on a Town Hall style event on CNN late Wednesday, and it went exactly as
Former POTUS Donald Trump appeared on a Town Hall style event on CNN late Wednesday, and it went exactly as expected.
Trump trotted out his favorite falsehoods about the 2020 election, insulted a majority of Americans, and even mocked his rape accuser, E Jean Carroll.
Carroll was just awarded $5M in a rape defamation lawsuit against Trump – but Trump couldn’t stop himself from taking jabs on the stage.
Donald Trump Brags that Poll Numbers Go Up After He’s Found Liable for Sexual Abuse
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During the Town Hall, Trump spent a lot of time rehashing his favorite complaints.
He revisited the idea that the 2020 election was rigged, which is blatantly untrue, and was briefly scolded by anchor and host Kaitlin Collins.
Trump suggested that he was responsible for influencing Supreme Court case outcomes, and suggested that he would not accept the outcome of the 2024 election if it did not go his way.
This has stoked fears that there could be a repeat of January 6, 2021 and the deadly violence at the Capitol. At one point, he called people who believed the 2020 election results were stupid – which is, according to polls, a majority of Americans.
But Trump’s litany of complaints went beyond political, turning quickly personal.
Trump was recently ordered to pay $5M to Carroll after she sued him for a rape she says occurred in 1996 in the dressing room of a Manhattan Bergdorf Goodman. Carroll also accused Trump of later defaming her when he denied the assault.
The jury found him liable for sexual abuse and defamation.
Trump told the audience, “This woman, I don’t know her, I never met her, I have no idea who she is. I met her in the front door of Bergdorf Goodman … and we had this great chemistry.”
He added, “A few minutes later, we end up in a room, a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, right near the cash register.”
Trump sneers, “what kind of a woman meets somebody and brings them up, and within minutes you’re playing hanky-panky in a dressing room?” To the horror of Americans everywhere, the audience cackled with laughter at this comment.
The former POTUS adds, “I don’t know if she was married then or not, John Johnson – I feel sorry for you, John Johnson.”
Later, after Collins asked if Trump’s callous dismissal of Carroll’s allegations would hurt him among women voters, Trump responded, “No, I don’t think so because I think the whole thing – just so you understand, ready? – I never met this woman,” he added that his “poll numbers” have gone up since the lawsuit’s conclusion.
It is unclear what poll numbers he is referring to.
Is This What America Wants More of for 2024?
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When considering Trump for another term in office, last night was a perfect example of what people can expect if he returns to the White House.
Trump, laser-focused on those who wronged him and his own righteousness, chaos, and the self-assured infallibility that led to the attempted insurrection on January 6, 2021.
Whether or not voters want to repeat the chaos of the Trump administration remains unclear.
But Republicans looking to challenge Trump for 2024 know exactly what they’re up against now. He’s good at stoking audience humor and excitement, he doesn’t pull punches when going after enemies – even up to the point of mocking a rape accuser – he’s not prepared to concede the 2024 election should it go against him, and he believes he’s been right about everything he did all along. Including, apparently, the potentially illegal things.
Americans are wholly unexcited about the prospect of another Joe Biden vs Donald Trump election cycle, but what’s even worse perhaps is the realization that Trump’s antics have gotten worse over the past few years – and Biden hasn’t exactly delivered as promised.
Ideally, a country of 331 million people could front some other candidates – any other candidates – but Democrats and Republicans seem content to sit on their hands and let the American people get caught in the crossfire.