There’s nothing like a good sex scandal to upset a presidency — that’s the common wisdom, but Trump seems immune. He’s been accused by innumerable women of improper sexual advances and even outright assault, and with the news of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, the accusation against Trump of forcible sex with a minor at Epstein’s estate has surfaced once again, and yet no one seems to be making a move to investigate him fully for these crimes.
In fact, he clearly feels perfectly comfortable palling around with sex offenders just in general after his base essentially immediately forgave him for his not one but two extramarital affairs just after the birth of his youngest son. Look at how casually he endorsed known pedophile Roy Moore for a Senate seat in Alabama. Look at how effortlessly he dismissed the six credible rape allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
He doesn’t even seem fazed by the quote about Epstein himself that’s coming back to haunt him. Back in 2002, Trump said:
I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
He knew all the way back then exactly what Epstein was up to. Was it because he’d gotten up to it too?
Whatever the case, Trump is obviously not worried about either being perceived as a sex offender himself, or about appearing in public even now, today with another billionaire sex offender, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Reporter Justin Sink, who covers the White House for Bloomberg, tweeted a photo from tonight’s White House dinner for the Emir of Qatar, in which Kraft can be seen seated directly next to the President like they’re the best of friends.
that’s patriots owner robert kraft (!) at the same table as the president at tonight’s dinner for the emir of qatar pic.twitter.com/iDvKyNR9id
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) July 8, 2019
Let’s hope that Trump’s past finally comes back to reckon with him so that he can be prevented from ever doing the things he’s been accused of to anyone else.
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