Conservative pundit and HLN host S.E. Cupp urged first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday to leave her husband for the humiliation she’s had to endure as women come forward alleging they’ve had affairs with President Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, provided details of her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump in a highly anticipated interview with “60 Minutes.” Daniels is currently suing the president over the validity of a nondisclosure agreement she says she was bullied into signing to conceal their relationship. Ex-Playboy playmate Karen McDougal has also come forward in recent weeks alleging she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
The affairs, which the president denies, allegedly occurred when Melania was pregnant and after she gave birth to their son, Barron.
During her show, Cupp likened Melania’s current situation to the one former Democratic presidential nominee and first lady Hillary Clinton dealt with during the 1990s, when President Bill Clinton’s alleged infidelities were making headlines.
“While feminists trotted [Hillary Clinton] out as a role model for strong women, all I saw was a woman who was humiliated time and again,” Cupp said of Clinton’s decision not to leave her husband.
“Melania may not have a political career to consider, but as first lady, she is an inherently important figure in American politics, and women are watching ― particularly young women,” Cupp continued. “Melania should do for this generation of girls what Hillary Clinton did not do for mine and leave her jerk of a husband.”
Cupp’s monologue was adapted from an op-ed she published in the New York Daily News. Her call for Melania to leave the president became the focus of the New York Daily News’ cover on Wednesday, which featured the headline, “DUMP TRUMP!”
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British socialite now faces eight counts after federal prosecutors expanded their case Audrey Strauss announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in New York City on 2 July 2020. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell will appear in Manhattan federal court this afternoon in her first in-person courtroom appearance since her arrest last July for alleged involvement in the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of girls. Maxwell, daughter of the late publishing baron Robert Maxwell, faces a total of eight counts. She is appearing several weeks after federal prosecutors expanded their case against her. When authorities arrested Maxwell, she faced faced six counts on charges including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and perjury. On 29 March, a new indictment saddled Maxwell with two more charges – sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor. This new indictment expands the number of accusers – there are now four “minor victims” listed, up from three. More, this indictment extends the timeframe of Maxwell’s alleged participation in Epstein’s abuse by seven years, between 1994 and 2004, rather than between 1994 to 1997. Maxwell, 59, has maintained her innocence. Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was found dead in his cell in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019, while he was awaiting trial on charges that he sex-trafficked girls as young as 14. Authorities said that Epstein hanged himself. Maxwell, who was arrested at a secluded, luxurious house in Bradford, New Hampshire, is now detained in a Brooklyn federal jail, having lost several arguments for bail. Prosecutors have accused Maxwell of “slithering away” into hiding and of previously lying about her involvement in Epstein’s abuse of underage girls, because, they claimed, the truth was “almost unspeakable”. “Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse,” authorities previously said in court papers. “In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse. “She set the trap. She pretended to be a woman they [alleged victims] could trust.” Judge Alison Nathan recently rejected Maxwell’s arguments to throw out the original charges that, between 1994 and 1997, she recruited three teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse. Nathan also rejected Maxwell’s claims that a controversial non-prosecution agreement Epstein had brokered with south Florida federal prosecutors more than 12 years ago insulates her from prosecution. Nathan did agree that Maxwell can be tried separately on the perjury charges. Nathan also said that she will weigh the defense’s arguments against the new sex trafficking charges later. The arrests of Epstein and Maxwell have prompted intensified scrutiny of Prince Andrew, who was a confidant of both alleged sex traffickers. Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s numerous accusers, claimed in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell brought her into their circle under the false premise of massage work. After being lured into their world, Maxwell forced Giuffre to have sex with high-profile men, such as the Duke of York, when she was just 17, she alleged. Maxwell has denied Giuffre’s accusations. Andrew, both directly and through statements from Buckingham Palace, has repeatedly and emphatically denied all of Giuffre’s allegations.
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