May 23, 2016
Jim Goad: Election 2016 — Chicks vs. Dicks
Jim Goad writes:
“Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private,” yelps the lurid and tantalizing headline to a flailingly impotent New York Times attempted exposé on Trump’s imagined misdeeds with the fairer sex over the years. There are shocking allegations that Trump once asked a woman to change into a swimsuit, that he once kissed a beauty pageant contestant on the lips, and that he frequently judged women on their looks based on a scale of one to ten.
The most damning allegation in the Times piece was already covered in the 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. In that book, Trump’s first wife Ivana describes an alleged incident in which her husband, in severe pain from a scalp reduction surgery to cover a bald spot, began screaming at her for selecting the plastic surgeon who botched his scalp. She says that in a rage, he began pulling clumps of hair from her scalp and tearing off her clothes before sexually penetrating her. Ivana reportedly told friends that she’d been raped, but Trump’s lawyers made sure she wrote a sort-of retraction that was printed in the front of the book…