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Do we have a sexual predator as our President?

Aneesa Arana, Sports Editor

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The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, has had a very controversial presidency. Many rumors and allegations have been made against President Trump. Scandals have taken over the news during his term which started January 20, 2017.  

Various women have spoken out about the allegations made against him. Investigations have taken place to find out whether or not President Trump actually sexually assaulted these women. A former contestant of “The Apprentice,” Summer Zervos, accused President Trump of kissing her twice on the lips and putting his hands on her breasts, back in 2007.

After being accused of sexual assault by Zervos, Trump immediately denied these allegations; calling them “total fiction” and “false stuff.” Trump also responded to this accusation again, “To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14 of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California.”

Trump believed that these accusations had been a cruel attempt to take down his campaign in 2016.

In March of 2017, a subpoena was issued. Buzzfeed News was the first to mention this subpoena. Last month, this subpoena was finally put into the court’s files. Zervos has sued Trump for “defamation” which is an act of destroying one’s righteousness or virtue. This case has been called “too broad” to use against Trump, considering that investigations from his past allegations have not yet been taken seriously.

The following women have accused President Trump of some sort of sexual misconduct: Jessica Leeds (1980s), Ivana Trump (1989), Jill Harth (1990s), Kristin Anderson (1990s), a Jane Doe (1994), Temple Taggart (1997), Mindy McGillivray (2003), Rachel Crooks (2005), Natasha Stoynoff (2005), and Cassandra Searles (2013). There was also the pageant teens who claimed that Trump barged into their dressing room, without their consent. Some responses from Trump are still pending, considering that there more than ten accusations made against him.

Ivana Trump, President Trump’s first wife, stated that President Trump raped her multiple times. “During a deposition given by me in connection with my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me,” Ivana said. “I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.” Trump states that this accusation was “obviously false” and “it’s incorrect and done by a guy without much talent… He is a guy that is an unattractive guy who is a vindictive and jealous person.” Further investigation was done but not much happened afterwards.

A Jane Doe, who was 13 years old, had came forward and said that President Trump raped her at a party hosted by a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. This girl has had zero contact with anyone about this case since then so hardly any action took place.

These accusations I’ve written about are not the only ones, I’d expect that there is many more women who have been assaulted by Trump but have not spoken up unfortunately. Many of these accusations had came to light last year, yet he was still inaugurated. These women have not had justice and have had to go through their lives knowing that the man who they believe assaulted them has not been put away for the trauma he’s put them through. Disgusting statements have been said by President Trump, and there has been no consequences, in fact he was rewarded with the honor of succeeding Barack Obama. I hope one day these allegations will be taken seriously and maybe these women will get justice and closure.

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Do we have a sexual predator as our President?