In a press conference, President Donald Trump defended the Supreme Court nominee and alleged rapist Brett Kavanaugh from the allegations of sexual assault and told several lies regarding some of his own accusers.
- Trump said, “I was accused by four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me.” Two women told the Hill that their lawyer, Lisa Bloom, either arranged or attempted to arrange financial payments for them, but the paper reported that she “never asked them to make any statements or allegations except what they believed to be true.”
- Trump then claimed another woman told a “total phony story” about being attacked by him “while people were coming onto the plane.” Actually, Jessica Leeds said Trump groped her about 45 minutes into the flight, when the two were sitting in first class.
Were Trump’s Accusers Paid to ‘Make Up Stories’?
Donald Trump claimed “four or five women” who accused him “got paid a lot of money to make up stories.” There is absolutely no evidence of that happening.
Trump, Sept. 26: I was accused by four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me. We caught them, and the mainstream media refused to put it on television. They refused to even write about it.
There were four women, and maybe more — I think the number is four or five. But one had a mortgage paid off her house, $52,000. Another one had other things happen. And the one that reported it, I believe, was offered $750,000 to say bad things about me — and she is the one that reported it. This woman is incredible. She reported it, instead of taking the money.
Donald Trump appears to be mentioning to a story, initially reported by the Hill, back in December 2017, regarding payments California-based lawyer Lisa Bloom acknowledged that she arranged for two of four clients who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and sexual assault. (At least 18 women were sexually assaulted by Trump, according to Time.)
However, the article didn’t claimed the women were told to “make up stories” about Donald Trump in exchange for cash, as the president lied. In fact, the Hill actually reported that the women “stressed that Bloom never asked them to make any statements or allegations except what they believed to be true.”
In one of the cases, Bloom made a GoFundMe account which aimed to collect $10,000 — but so far had only collected about $2,600 — to support Jill Harth, who is a client who alleged that Donald Trump groped her both in 1992 and once more in 1993. “She endured a tidal wave of hate for it,” Lisa Bloom told the Hill. “It was very painful for her. And as a New York City makeup artist, Jill lost jobs after she came out publicly against Donald Trump. I believed that people wanted to donate to help her, so we set up the GoFundMe account.” Thanks to rabid conservatives, sexual assault victims are punished for sharing their truth about what the evil president did to them.
“Nothing that you’ve said to me about my mortgage or the Go Fund Me that was created to help me out financially affects the facts or the veracity of my 1997 federal complaint,” Jill Harth told the Hill.
The president appears to be a sex offender.
Trump lied that another woman made up a “total phony story” regarding how he “attacked her while people were coming onto a plane.” But that’s not how Trump’s victim described the assault he made on her.
Trump: It’s happened to me many times. I’ve had many false charges; I had a woman sitting in an airplane and I attacked her while people were coming onto the plane. And I have a number-one bestseller out? I mean it was total phony story. There are many of them.
Back in October 2016, Jessica Leeds informed the New York Times that Donald Trump “grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.” She said that this happened about three decades earlier, as she was sitting next to Donald Trump in first class during a flight headed to New York.
She never said that it happened while “people were coming onto the plane,” like Trump said. The attack happened about 45 minutes into the flight. Trump moved the armrest next to him and then touched Leeds, forcing her to run away to the back part of the plane. The New York Times said that it spoke with four people with whom Jessica Leeds had shared her truth.