A former Trump campaign staffer is accusing the president of kissing her without her consent during the 2016 campaign, according to the Washington Post.
The accuser, Alva Johnson, has filed a lawsuit and told the Post that:
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 told several people about the incident at the time, who confirmed as much to the Post.
The Trump administration is denying the accusation via Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who called the allegation “absurd” despite the fact that Trump kissing women without their consent is extremely plausible considering he himself has admitted to doing so.
As we know from the infamous Access Hollywood tape, that somehow didn’t cost him the election, Trump is on record saying:
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful…I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.
And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Of course Trump is involved in so many debacles and scandals per week that the world is increasingly desensitized and it remains to be seen what if anything will come of the lawsuit.
For their part conservatives are already calling the accusations a conspiracy or a hoax, despite the mountain of similar allegations against Trump and his own admissions of such behavior.
The campaign worker, Alva Johnson, said it was partly her deepening awareness of other similar allegations that led her to sue: pic.twitter.com/AY8jX1Droj— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 25, 2019
Allegations of misconduct by President Trump span from the 1980s to present day. They include groping on airlines and in nightclubs, several forcible kisses, as well as peering into underage girls’ dressing rooms and the attempted rape of a makeup artist.https://t.co/I7aNIYRxoa— Olivia Messer ? (@OliviaMesser) February 25, 2019
https://t.co/hDvpqTavEY Sanders just gets a kick out of telling blatant lies, knowing that no one can do anything about it. There’s nothing “absurd” about believing Trump forces kisses on women. He bragged about it on tape. pic.twitter.com/EUP6BeDp4T— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) February 25, 2019
Trump grabbed a woman and forced himself on her? You mean like he says he does all the time? Because when you’re a star they let you do it?— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) February 25, 2019
Good for Alva Johnson. https://t.co/0WEFfT6jcH
I’m just going to leave this here,RE: Alva Johnson. Trump kisses women without their consent all the time, clearly. MSNBC’s Katy Tur has said multiple times he did it to her, including her book,& Trump admitted to it on National TV freely like a compliment pic.twitter.com/8jm1vkVo8f— CRT (@StoryofEverest) February 25, 2019
MAGA Twitter has such thoughtful analysis of Alva Johnson today. pic.twitter.com/DEXWhqbRLB— Joe Sonka ? (@joesonka) February 25, 2019
Countdown to Trump saying that Alva Johnson was too ugly to sexually assault like he did about all of his previous accusers.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 25, 2019
Source: The Washington Post
Photo: Gage Skidmore