During the 2016 election, multiple women came forward accusing then candidate Donald Trump of rape and sexual assault. None of these women, however, were able to substantiate their claims, and the timing of their coming forward was incredibly suspicious. Like so suspicious it was obvious the Democratic Party coached these woman and tried to time the release of their information to sway the election.
Earlier this week another woman came forward to accuse President Trump of rape. Her charges against the President, however, may just be the most unbelievable ones yet.
The woman in question who is accusing Trump of raping her sometime in the mid-90s is advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. Carroll claims that Trump lured her into a dressing room of a high-end department store before raping her. While startling, these accusations are incredibly difficult to believe for a number of different reasons.
Let’s start with the fact that Carroll’s entire story is implausible. According to Carroll, President Trump recognized her in the department store and began a conversation with her. During the conversation, Trump supposedly picked up a piece of lingerie off the shelf and told Carroll that she should try it on.
Carroll said she joked with Trump that he should be the one to try it on, then apparently followed Trump into a secluded dressing room in the hopes that he would provide her with a good comedy sketch by stuffing himself into a pair of women’s underwear, at which point the alleged rape took place.
This story forces us not only to believe that Trump is psychotic enough to violently rape a woman in a public place but also to believe that Carroll would follow a strange man into a dressing room under the assumption that he was going to try on a piece of lingerie. It’s certainly a fantastical story and one that’s difficult to believe.
Next, consider the fact that Carroll is using this alleged rape to pedal her newly published book. Carroll’s accusations against Trump were made public for the first time in her book, and her media blitz to describe the horrors that Trump supposedly committed against her only began once Carroll had a product to sell.
If Trump really did violently rape this woman, why does money seem to be her only motivation for making her story known?
Perhaps the most damning piece of evidence against Carroll’s story, though, is the fact that Carroll is insisting against a police investigation into the rape. She claims that no one was at the department store when the rape took place and says that an investigation would be pointless since there were no witnesses.
Say what? A high end department store didn’t have any employees working at the time? This claim by Carroll is absurd. Every department store has employees working at all times, especially around dressing rooms to help customers and prevent theft.
Trump hating New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed his eagerness to investigate the alleged rape and has said that the NYPD would begin the investigation as soon as they received an official complaint from Carroll. However, no such official complaint ever came.
Somehow, Carroll has also tried to explain away why she refuses to press charges by saying that doing so would be “disrespectful” to migrant women. Huh?
“I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection. The women have very little protection there. It would just be disrespectful,” Carroll said.
If Carroll is really worried about drawing attention away from the struggles of migrant women, though, why did she publish the account of her alleged rape in the first place? According to Carroll, publishing a book about the incident and going on a nationwide press tour to promote this book isn’t seen as being disrespectful to migrant women while pressing charges against Trump somehow is. One way or another, Carroll seems to be determined to avoid a police investigation.
When you combine the implausibility of Carroll’s story with the timing of her accusations and her refusal to involve the police, Carroll’s story becomes difficult to believe, to say the least.
If the incident as Carroll describes really did occur, then she deserves justice. Looking at all the facts, though, it seems much more likely that Carroll simply fabricated the entire story in order to sell her book.