Donald Trump has said all along that these women coming forward alleging that he sexually harassed him is nothing more than a smear campaign by Hillary Clinton and her campaign, and anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that.
Trump is a billionaire, had he sexually harassed these women they would have sued him back then, and reemerged now to profit from the limelight.
According to emails released by Wikileaks, Miss Piggy’s false allegations against Trump were planned months ago and carefully planned for a time when it would do the most damage, prior to the first presidential debate, according to an opposition research report released By Mikileaks on Sunday.
During the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, near the end of a heated debate that Trump was winning, Hillary cited the case of Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado to keep the focus on Trump as a distraction from her emails.
“And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” Clinton said. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.”
Trump responded: “Where did you find this?”
According to Fox News, the answer is: in a 157-page opposition research file that Clinton’s campaign had been using since at least Dec. 19, 2015, the day research director Tony Carrk emailed it – and research files on Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta. Podesta’s emails were subsequently hacked and more than 25,000 of them have been released so far by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
From Fox News:
In a section on Page 31 titled “Trump Has Devalued And Demeaned Women Repeatedly Throughout His Career,” Trump’s comments to “This Morning” in 1997 are transcribed under the heading “Trump On Miss Universe Pageant Winner.”
“She weighed 118 pounds, or 117 pounds, and she went up to 160 or 170,” Trump said on “This Morning.” “So this is somebody that likes to eat.”
Machado is not identified by her last name, and her first name is misspelled “Alisa.” The supposed “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” put-downs do not appear either. However, Trump’s printed comments on Machado in the document seemingly show the Clinton campaign began considering using the episode against the business mogul before the primaries even began.
While Machado had supported and campaigned with Clinton since June 2016, her name and story didn’t gain national political attention until after the September Hofstra debate – and Trump’s comments and tweets about Machado in the following days, which extended the dispute. Clinton’s campaign was quick to capitalize, coordinating media appearances and using Machado in campaign ads.
Several other avenues of attack outlined in the 2015 Trump report have also appeared during Clinton’s campaign against the GOP nominee. Much of the material was also used by Trump’s Republican primary rivals.
The Clinton campaign Trump file includes headers such as: “Reliance On Chinese Goods”; “Support From White Supremacists”; and “Trump University.” A subsection in a unit on immigration is titled “Conspiracy Theories.” Subsections on Trump’s personal life include notes on “Net Worth,” “Dodging Personal Bankruptcy” and “Comments on Fidelity and Pre-Nuptial Agreements.”
The serious planning to battle Trump as nominee stretches back to at least September 2015 for Team Clinton. In a Sept. 15 email to campaign manager Robby Mook, Podesta advocates dropping Sen. Rand Paul from a nightly analytics report on Clinton’s potential adversaries in favor of adding Trump.
In February, former Bill Clinton strategist Joel Johnson wrote to Hillary Clinton communications adviser Jennifer Palmieri asking about the plans to attack Trump.
“Who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide,” Johnson wrote, referring to the 2004 campaign when the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth unleashed stinging attacks on Vietnam veteran and Democrat nominee Sen. John Kerry.
Just as Donald Trump has been saying, these are false allegations and a smear campaign, which mainstream media is a party to, specifically Megyn Kelly who continues to focus on Trump’s alleged mistreatment of women.
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