A dominant political figure

The Times sedately reports:

A Manhattan jury on Tuesday found former President Donald J. Trump liable for the sexual abuse and defamation of the magazine writer E. Jean Carroll and awarded her $5 million in damages in a widely watched civil trial that sought to apply the accountability of the #MeToo era to a dominant political figure.

The what of the what? When has it ever been ok for a man to push a woman up against a wall and violently grab her “by the pussy”? Never. That’s never been ok. The fact that some men have thought they get to do it anyway is beside the point.

I don’t believe in this “MeToo era” thing. Sexual assault is sexual assault, and we’ve never said oh it’s okay, it’s no big deal, go ahead, we understand you have your needs.

Mr. Trump is still set to appear live on CNN on Wednesday evening for a town hall in New Hampshire. The network said it had received no indication of a change in Mr. Trump’s plans.

How elegant. Known violent sexual predator and seditionist is due to appear on CNN to try to persuade you to vote for him for president a second time.

The jury also found that Mr. Trump “acted maliciously, out of hatred, ill will, spite, or wanton, reckless, or willful disregard of the rights of another”…

All those. Of course he did. It’s what he is.

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