Sure Donald Trump, this is exactly how a presidental candidate should act!
Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, defended his boss, saying, Ã¢â¬ÅYouÃ¢â¬â¢re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you canÃ¢â¬â¢t rape your spouse.Ã¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅIt is true,Ã¢â¬Â Cohen added. Ã¢â¬ÅYou cannot rape your spouse. And thereÃ¢â¬â¢s very clear case law.Ã¢â¬Â
Ivana TrumpÃ¢â¬â¢s assertion of Ã¢â¬ÅrapeÃ¢â¬Â came in a depositionÃ¢â¬âpart of the early Ã¢â¬â¢90s divorce case between the Trumps, and revealed in the 1993 bookÃÂ Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.
The book, by former Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III, described a harrowing scene. After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.
Ã¢â¬ÅYour f-ing doctor has ruined me!Ã¢â¬Â Trump cried.
What followed was a Ã¢â¬Åviolent assault,Ã¢â¬Â according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back IvanaÃ¢â¬â¢s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.
Ã¢â¬ÅThen he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrifiedÃ¢â¬Â¦ It is a violent assault,Ã¢â¬Â Hurt writes. Ã¢â¬ÅAccording to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, Ã¢â¬Ëhe raped me.Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â
Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there Ã¢â¬Åcrying for the rest of night.Ã¢â¬Â When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.
Ã¢â¬ÅAs she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: Ã¢â¬ËDoes it hurt?Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â Hurt writes.
Donald Trump has previously denied the allegation, and of course, his lawyers are foaming at the mouth about it.
Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s not the word that youÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to make it into,Ã¢â¬Â Cohen told The Daily Beast, saying Ivana Trump was talking about how Ã¢â¬Åshe felt raped emotionallyÃ¢â¬Â¦ She was not referring to it [as] a criminal matter, and not in its literal sense, though thereÃ¢â¬â¢s many literal senses to the word.Ã¢â¬Â
Cohen added that there is no such thing, legally, as a man raping his wife. Ã¢â¬ÅYou cannot rape your spouse,Ã¢â¬Â he said. Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s very clear case law.Ã¢â¬Â
TrumpÃ¢â¬â¢s lawyer then changed tactics, lobbing insults and threatening a lawsuit if a story was published.
Ã¢â¬ÅI will make sure that you and I meet one day while weÃ¢â¬â¢re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still donÃ¢â¬â¢t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,Ã¢â¬Â Cohen said. Ã¢â¬ÅSo IÃ¢â¬â¢m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?Ã¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅYou write a story that has Mr. TrumpÃ¢â¬â¢s name in it, with the word Ã¢â¬Ërape,Ã¢â¬â¢ and IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to mess your life upÃ¢â¬Â¦ for as long as youÃ¢â¬â¢re on this frickinÃ¢â¬â¢ planetÃ¢â¬Â¦ youÃ¢â¬â¢re going to have judgments against you, so much money, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll never know how to get out from underneath it,Ã¢â¬Â he added.
And there’s more.
Ã¢â¬ÅThough thereÃ¢â¬â¢s many literal senses to the word, if you distort it, and you put Mr. TrumpÃ¢â¬â¢s name there onto it, rest assured, you will suffer the consequences. So you do whatever you want. You want to ruin your life at the age of 20? You do that, and IÃ¢â¬â¢ll be happy to serve it right up to you,Ã¢â¬Â he added.
Ã¢â¬ÅI think you should go ahead and you should write the story that you plan on writing. I think you should do it. Because I think youÃ¢â¬â¢re an idiot. And I think your paperÃ¢â¬â¢s a joke, and itÃ¢â¬â¢s going to be my absolute pleasure to serve you with a $500 million lawsuit, like I told [you] I did it to Univision,Ã¢â¬Â Cohen continued.
Ivana Trump did not respond to a request for comment, but I have a couple comments I’d like to say to Trump, Cohen and Trump’s whole team. These people are disgusting and shouldn’t be given any more money, power or attention any longer. UGH.
What do you think of these disturbing new pieces of information?