The future POTUS is possibly a criminal and a rapist.
In what turned out to be arguably the most controversial US presidential election in history, the people of the United States have elected Donald Trump as the next POTUS, a man who has not only proven himself to be overtly sexist and racist, but is also in the middle of two fraud lawsuits and child rape allegations.
Just 10 weeks before Trump will be sworn in as President, he is due to appear in court as a witness in a fraud case concerning his real estate education program, Trump University.
In the case, students claim they were lured by false promises to pay up to $35,000 in order to learn Trump’s real estate investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors. While Trump owned 92 per cent of Trump University, the 70 year-old business tycoon argued he left its management to other people and denied the allegations with the same level of fervency he shrugged off serious sexual assault allegations by makeup artist and former business associate, Jill Harth last month.
Trump also urged the judge to bar statements he made about the case and about US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, saying he is biased, because of his ethnicity. Curiel rejected the bid, saying “defendants have not identified specific evidence that they wish to exclude, accordingly, the court declines to issue a blanket ruling at this time.”
The trial is set to begin in just a couple of weeks’ time, on November 28.
In another ongoing lawsuit against the new President Elect, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently investigating the billionaire’s namesake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, for using the foundation’s money to settle lawsuits, and other violations of the tax code governing non-profit companies.
But one of the most concerning lawsuits against Trump goes much further than questionable business dealings. Child rape allegations, which were made by a woman known as Katie Johnson (who originally came forward anonymously) in July, were mysteriously dropped on November 5 – just days before the election. Legal documents showed the new President Elect was accused of raping Johnson when she was just 13 years old at a sex party held at the home of Trump’s former friend, registered sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Johnson has since admitted she dropped the case due to feeling “too afraid” to go public due to mounting “threats” against her.
Although the case is now dismissed, it’s important to remember this is just one of many sexual assault allegations Trump has faced throughout his career, including his ex-wife Ivana Trump who said in 1993 Trump had raped her during their marriage.
This year alone, more than a dozen women have come forward with accusations of harassment and misconduct against Trump, and even though Trump has denied all allegations, among which include calling a female journalist a “c**t” and making sexually inappropriate comments about a little girl, the leaked Access Hollywood tape in which he can be heard saying he “grabs women by the pussy” whenever he wants, stands as deeply troubling recorded evidence of an arguably misogynistic history with women.
All of this is highly concerning and makes it that much harder to understand how a possible rapist and criminal was elected to lead one of the most influential countries in the world.
While Trump’s opponents are hopeful the lawsuits could inhibit the controversial Republican from becoming POTUS, Republican Party consultant Jean Card thinks it’s unlikely.
“I’m not an attorney, but if there were any way Trump could be stopped, Hillary Clinton would not have conceded and Barack Obama would not have talked to the nation today about the peaceful transfer of power,” she said.
“The stories about his legal troubles won’t change what happens on Jan. 20th: a Trump inauguration.”
Trump met with current President, Barack Obama at the White House earlier today, where they had a 90-minute meeting as part of the transition of power between the POTUS and President Elect.
“My number one priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful,” Obama said.
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