In early December 2017, two senators called for Trump to resign over the 19 sexual assault allegations against him.
Ever since Harvey Weinstein was fired for sexual assault, men and women alike have been speaking up about their alleged assaults hoping something will be done about their cases — and many people have been fired for sexual assault.
Matt Lauer was kicked off of the Today show. Kevin Spacey was fired from the House of Cards. Dr. Larry Nassar who treated hundreds of Olympians is in jail. The list of punishment goes on, but Trump isn't included. He’s still in the White House despite being accused of sexual assault and/or misconduct by 19 different women.
Three women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct appeared on the Today show and spoke with Megyn Kelly:
“For us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say ‘Eh, we don’t care,’ it hurt. Trump accuser Samantha Holvey on @MegynTODAY pic.twitter.com/BIWZCYlQzA
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 11, 2017
The allegations seem to have no impact on Mr. President though democratic senators Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley have called for Trump’s resignation.
"I want to be absolutely clear. Donald Trump should resign the presidency,” said Sen. Merkley in an email. "At least 17 women have accused Donald Trump of horrific sexual misconduct, and I believe them. Moreover, he's bragged on tape about that behavior. This is not about politics. This is not about policy. I disagree with him on many things, but this is not about that."
The number of women claiming Trump abused them is large, but the white house basically said they are all liars.
“Is the official White House position that all of these women are lying?” a CBS news reporter asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in October.
“Yeah, we’ve been clear on that from the beginning, and the president’s spoken on it,” Sanders replied.
Some of the women who have accused Trump appeared at a press conference Monday.
NEW: Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual harassment and assault will speak at a news conference, hosted by @bravenewfilms, Monday at 10:30 a.m. ET. The women are calling for an investigation by Congress of sexual misconduct by the president. pic.twitter.com/MSPevMF0os
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2017
Let’s just take a minute to recall all of the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault and their stories.
1. Jessica Leeds (1980s).
Leeds said that Trump allegedly touched her while sitting next to her on a flight to New York. She claims he grabbed her breasts and tried to reach up her skirt. Leeds felt assaulted and quickly moved to the back of the plane away from Trump.
“He was an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
Trump denied this event, and told the New York Times “None of this ever happened.”
2. Ivana Trump (1989).
Trump’s ex-wife Ivana claimed the president raped her during their marriage. The story first came out in a book published by Harry Hurt III titled “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.”
She claimed he had a painful scalp surgery and lashed out at her after. According to the book, Ivana locked herself in her room and cried.
“As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”
During the same interview, Cohen also incorrectly said that you cannot rape a spouse.
3. Jill Harth (1992-1993).
Harth met Trump in 1992 to recruit him for a festival. She says he immediately began making sexual advances on her.
She claims Trump groped her under the table at dinner with beauty pageant contestants. Later, in 1993, Trump wanted to see the women he was sponsoring. Harth visited his mansion to finalize a deal, and he made another unwanted advance in one of the children’s bedrooms.
“He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,” Harth said, “and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.’ It was a shocking thing to have him do this because he knew I was with George, he knew they were in the next room. And how could he be doing this when I’m there for business?”
She later filed a lawsuit against Trump in 1997. Trump denied these claims as well.
“It is disheartening that one has to dignify a response to the below absurd query,” said Michael Cohen, executive vice-president and special counsel to Trump. “Mr. Trump denies each and every statement made by Ms. Harth as these 24-year-old allegations lack any merit or veracity.”
4. Kristen Anderson (early 1990s).
Anderson told her story in 2016 during Trump’s presidential campaign.
She said that in the early 1990s Trump reached up her skirt and felt her vagina through her underwear while at a nightspot in Manhattan. She didn't realize it was Trump until she pushed his hand away and got a look at his face, saying “nobody else has those eyebrows.”
Trump claimed the accusation was false.
“Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email.
5. Lisa Boyne (1996).
Boyne said she was invited to dinner with Trump by her friend Sonja Morgan and that the two picked her up in a