Major newspapers have largely buried a new report of sexual assault by President Trump, leaving the accuser off their front pages.
What would have been major news during any other presidency, the American people and news media appear numb to the trail of lies, bullying and accusations against Trump made over the last three years.
Journalist and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll wrote in a new book that 23 years ago, Trump assaulted her in a department store dressing room.
According to Carroll, Trump “lunged at me, pushed me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and put his mouth against my lips.”
She wrote that he then pulled down her tights and assaulted her.
Carroll told two close friends at the time, both of whom “still remember the incident clearly and confirmed their accounts to New York.”
This morning, most major newspapers failed to report the story on their front pages, even though it is horrific, detailed, and extremely similar to the accounts of numerous other women.
It also echoes comments Trump has made in the past, saying in 2005, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Newspapers across the country kept the accusation and details off their front pages:
Carroll is at least the 22nd woman to step forward on the record with an account of an unwanted sexual advance or other encounter with Trump.
Trump has denied the accounts of all of the other women.
A White House official told New York that the accusation is “completely false.”
The accusations include rape, a threat of rape, unwanted groping, being kissed without consent, and being walked in on naked.
Here are the accusations made by women who have come forward publicly under their own names:
1) E. Jean Carroll
The noted columnist describes being violently assaulted by Donald Trump in a department store dressing room in the 1990s in a new memoir.
2) Jill Harth
Harth, a makeup artist, met Trump while making a beauty pageant business deal, and says he repeatedly kissed and groped her, including in a bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.
3) Ivana Trump
Although Trump’s ex-wife now says her story was “without merit,” in a divorce deposition in 1992, Ivana Trump described a violent sexual assault by her then-husband.
4) Kristin Anderson
Trump reached up her skirt at a nightclub without even having been introduced to her and touched her vagina through her underwear, Anderson, a former model, said.
5) Lisa Boyne
At a dinner, Trump looked up women’s skirts and commented on their underwear and genitalia, according to Boyne, a health food entrepreneur.
6) Temple Taggart
In 1997, when Taggart was 21 and Miss Utah, Trump introduced himself to her by kissing her directly on the lips — something she thought was “gross,” she said.
7) Mariah Billado
Trump walked into the dressing room while teenage beauty pageant contestants — ages 15 to 19 — were changing, Billado, who was Miss Vermont Teen USA 1997, and three anonymous contestants said.
8) Cathy Heller
Heller was sitting with her family at a Mother’s Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago. She says when Trump came around to introduce himself, he grabbed her and tried to kiss her on the lips twice.
9) Karena Virginia
Virginia, a yoga instructor and life coach, was waiting for a car service outside the US Open in 1998 when Trump said “Look at those legs” to the men he was with, then grabbed her arm and touched the inside of her breast, she said.
10) Bridget Sullivan
Sullivan, Miss New Hampshire 2000, says Trump walked through the dressing rooms of pageant contestants when they were naked in 2000.
11) Tasha Dixon
When the Miss USA 2001 contestants were changing into bikinis, Trump “just came strolling right on in,” said Dixon, Miss Arizona 2001, who was 18 at the time.
12) Natasha Stoynoff
When Stoynoff, a former People magazine reporter who covered Trump in the early 2000s, was at Mar-a-Lago to report a feature on Trump’s first anniversary with his wife Melania in 2005, Trump pushed her against a wall, kissed her, stuck his tongue into her mouth, and said, “We’re going to have an affair,” she said.
13) Rachel Crooks
When Crooks, former receptionist who worked in Trump Tower in 2005, introduced herself to Trump when she was 22, he kissed her on the cheek and then on the lips, she said. A few days later, he asked for her number to, he said, give to a modeling agency.
14) Mindy McGillivray
When she was 23, McGillivray helped a photographer friend with an event at Mar-a-Lago. Near the end of the evening, she said, Donald Trump groped her behind.
15) Jennifer Murphy
Murphy, a contestant on The Apprentice, met with Trump for a job interview after she was fired from The Apprentice, and he kissed her on the lips while walking her to the elevator afterward, she said.
16) Jessica Drake
Drake an adult film star, met Trump at a golf tournament at Lake Taho in 2006, she said at a press conference with Gloria Allred in 2016. He hugged her tightly and kissed her on the lips, later invited her to his suite, and either he or someone representing him offered $10,000 for Drake to have sex with him, she said.
17) Ninni Laaksonen
Laaksonen, the former Miss Finland, says Trump groped her behind in 2006 before she appeared on a television show in New York with other Miss Universe contestants. “He really grabbed my butt,” she said.
18) Summer Zervos
Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant, said in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred that Trump kissed her on the lips when she visited his office in New York, invited her to dinner, but instead took her to a hotel bungalow, groped her and tried to have sex with her. Zervos has a pending lawsuit against Trump.
19) Cassandra Searles
In a Facebook comment, Searles, Miss Washington 2013, said that Trump “grabbed my ass” and repeatedly invited her up to his hotel room.
20) Alva Johnson
Johnson, an event planner and staffer on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, accused the president of kissing her without her consent before a rally in Florida. A federal judge dismissed her lawsuit.
21) Juliet Huddy
Huddy, a former Fox News anchor, says Trump tried to kiss her on the lips in 2006 and later accused Huddy of making a move on him. “At the time I was not offended by it,” Huddy said on the radio show Mornin’ w/ Bill Schulz.
22) Jessica Leeds
When she got an upgrade to first class on a business flight, Leeds, who is in business, sat next to Donald Trump, who grabbed her breasts and tried to reach up her skirt — “like an octopus,” she recalled.