In case you were unaware, President Trump has his own record of sexual misconduct, and it is being overlooked as the rest of the country participates in a stand against sexual misconduct violators and rallies together in solidarity with #metoo. One of Trump’s accusers, Rachel Crooks, sat down with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota to tell her story and discuss what it feels like watching Trump escape persecution while in the highest office in the United States.
“I think it’s been great, I’m so thankful that other women are having the courage to come forward, but yes I do feel forgotten,” said Crooks. “You can’t help but wonder why people aren’t talking about Trump and the people that came forward for him and why is he immune to this?”
Crooks explained that her encounter with Trump happened in 2005 while working for Bayrock Group, a real estate development company with offices in Trump Tower. She used to see him almost daily, due to his use of residential elevators that were just outside her office.
“So, I knew [Trump] was a partner of ours so I wanted to introduce myself, I shook his hand and he gave me a kiss on each cheek, which was normal but he held onto my hand and he continued to kiss my cheeks over and over again as he sort of inserted small talk, you know, he asked me where I was from, if I was a model, he told me he had his own modeling agency, but he kept repeatedly kissing me and then finally he kissed me on the lips,” said Crooks. “I don’t even recall if he said anything after that. I want to say, I think his elevator arrived and that sort of ended the encounter. After that I kind of ran back into the office and called my sister. I was really upset.”
The President of the United States seems to think a lot of things are acceptable that are absolutely not acceptable. He really seems to think that groping women without their consent is a non-issue. That’s an issue. That’s a big, huge issue. Better yet, using the man’s own made up term, that’s a BIGLY issue. And it’s unacceptable. We cannot accept that Trump gets away with sexual misconduct simply due to his job title.