Does President Trump have his own Christine Blasey Ford?
Longtime advice columnist E. Jean Carroll came forward with a rape allegation against President Trump in a New York magazine article on Friday.
Does President Trump have his own Christine Blasey Ford on his hands?
She claims Trump attacked her in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman, a department store in Manhattan, over two decades ago. The President has released a written statement denying the allegation.
The accusation comes just days after President Trump announced his 2020 re-election bid, ahead of the release of Carroll's book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.
The timing of this allegation, Carroll’s account of the incident, and a look into the columnist’s past raises questions about Carroll's credibility.
The Alleged Attack
Carroll, 52 at the time, says she was walking out of Bergdorf’s as Trump was walking in.
He recognized her as “that advice lady” and proceeded, by her account, to ask her to help him buy a gift for an unknown woman. She goes on to say there was some friendly banter between the two of them which eventually landed them in the lingerie department.
Once there, Trump allegedly asked her to try on a lacy bodysuit. In response, she tells him he should be the one to try it on. They continue on over to the dressing room, where Carroll thinks she could make Trump try on the garment. She says they ended up finding a vacant, unlocked room, where the alleged attack happened.
Carroll says she managed to escape the dressing room after the three-minute episode, adding she has never had sex with anyone since. The full account of the alleged incident can be read in New York Magazine.
The alleged account itself raises a lot of questions about the validity of her story.
Carroll refers to Trump as her “last hideous man”.
Trump, a famous real-estate tycoon at the time, has repeatedly dated (and married) young and beautiful women. Yet we are asked to believe that he would risk it all by attacking a 52-year-old woman he does not know and refers to as “that advice lady” in a Manhattan department store?
In her book, and New York magazine article, Carroll goes through the numerous alleged accounts of when men had assaulted her in the past. She refers to Trump as her “last hideous man”.
We are also asked to believe she would not have thought twice about being with a man she doesn’t know in the dressing room of a lingerie department.
One would think after all of her experiences with “hideous men”, perhaps her spidey senses would have warned her off such a situation. I don't know about you ladies out there, but I for one would not be caught alone, in an empty dressing room of a lingerie department, with a man I had just met, famous or not.
Carroll goes on to say the Donna Karan coatdress she wore that day still hangs on the back of her closet door, unworn and unlaundered. She is seen wearing this very dress on the cover of her New York magazine article. If this incident really occurred, has she never once thought about getting law enforcement to conduct a DNA test on this dress? Couldn't that potentially aid in verifying her story? We all know how that worked out for Bill Clinton.
[caption id="attachment_178803" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] E. Jean Carroll's article in 'New York' magazine.[/caption]
Carroll also claims there were no sales attendants in the lingerie department the incident went down, even though she says there almost always an attendant at Bergdorf’s.
She claims there were no other shoppers around. She admits Bergdorf’s has confirmed to both her and New York Magazine that they no longer have their security tapes from the time. Lastly, she states she did tell two unnamed friends at the time about the alleged incident. Both friends confirmed to New York Magazine that Carroll did inform them.
No security tapes, no witnesses, and two unnamed confidants.
E. Jean Carroll’s Past and Motivations
E. Jean Carroll is a New York-based advice columnist for Elle magazine. She has written for a variety of publications including Playboy and Esquire. She made headlines in 1994 when she asked Julia Roberts’ husband at the time, Lyle Lovett, about the size of his penis. Yes, she asked a married man about how “well-endowed” he is. When questioned about her interview with Lovett by the Hartford Courant, she said that Lovett had “ripped off my clothes – journalistically speaking, of course, at every turn in this story.”
Yes, she asked a married man about how “well-endowed” he is.
Over many years, Carroll has shown her disdain for conservatives.
In 2015, Matthew Kassel interviewed Carroll at her home for a piece for the Observer. In the piece, Kassel states that Carroll had asked him to bring a photograph of someone he hates to the interview. He decided to bring a picture of former Fox News Host, Bill O’Reilly. Upon arriving at her home, Carroll told Kassel that she also hated O’Reilly and they proceeded to use his picture as a target for bow-and-arrow practice.
Carroll was also a very public supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election as seen by posts from her Instagram page.
Her disdain for President Trump was also made clear in one of her Elle magazine advice columns from September 2016 where she refers to President Trump as an “*@!!” multiple times.
Given Carroll’s platform and notoriety in 2016, why didn’t she come forward then? She could have derailed Trump’s entire campaign and helped her girl Hillary out. She quite honestly could have changed the course of history as we know it.
Carroll, now 75, lives alone in a small, secluded house on an island in the woods in Warwick, New York. Elle magazine did a video piece about Carroll in 2017 where they got an inside look into her private life.
The video starts with Carroll saying that she likes to get up around noon to stagger outside out her door and throw up her arms to thank God that she doesn’t have children. Throughout the video you get a look inside her eclectic home that she has aptly named “The Mouse House” as some very “distinguished mice” (who she has named) live there with her. You get a look at her poodle, Lewis Carroll, whose fur she has dyed blue along with her blue polka-dotted Toyota Prius.
When asked why she doesn’t live in the city anymore, Carroll says she could not answer the questions coming in for her advice column because, “you can’t think when you live in New York City and dating 16 people”. Which she goes on to say she would be doing if she still lived there.
Carroll's personal website promotes her new book, to be released in July. This is what she said inspired her to write this book in the first place:
“For 26 years I kept noticing that most of the problems coming into the Ask E. Jean column in Elle magazine were caused by one thing. And that cause was men." - E. Jean Carroll
“For 26 years I kept noticing that most of the problems coming into the Ask E. Jean column in Elle magazine were caused by one thing. And that cause was men. So I came up with a modest proposal for getting rid of the male sex. But first, I had to find out if we needed the chaps for anything.”
She continues by saying she loaded up her blue polka-dotted Prius and traveled around the country to cities named only after women to ask what we need men for.
Her contempt for the male sex is evident.
On her website, and in effort to promote her book, Carroll is also offering women to join her on “The Most Hideous Men in NYC Walking Tour”. She will take her attendees to visit all the terrible spots where famous men who have made headlines over the years have harassed women.
The meeting point for this tour? Bergdorf’s.
Since the release of her article in New York Magazine, E. Jean Carroll has done some TV interviews. Her time on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell was the first televised interview where she was asked questions that many in the country want answers to.
When asked if she would consider bringing a rape charge against President Trump, Carroll says she would not. Her reasoning? It would not be fair to the women at the border who are being raped around the clock - it would be disrespectful.
If the now-President of the United States really did do this to her, does Carroll not think it is disrespectful to the women of this country by refusing to bring a rape charge against him?
Is Carroll just telling her story to sell books?
Carroll is doing a disservice to victims of sexual assault everywhere by not taking the proper course of action to make sure justice is served.
This led many to ask, is Carroll just telling her story to sell books?
When Lawrence O’Donnell questioned her about this, Carroll played the feminist card. She rebutted by asking why a woman isn’t allowed to take a pen and put it to piece of paper to write a book? She adds that big powerful men are never asked these questions, and poor elderly women like her are always the ones asked.
Based on the information presented thus far on E. Jean Carroll, I will let you decide whether or not she is genuine.
[caption id="attachment_178817" align="aligncenter" width="1599"] Protestors,in support of the #MeToo movement and Kavaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Photo by: Charles Edward Miller[/caption]
With the rise of the #MeToo Movement, many women have come forward with stories of rape and sexual assault. There is no doubt many women have endured terrible situations, and justice should be served against their attackers once proven guilty.
However, the #MeToo Movement has also given rise to a number of spurious allegations of rape and sexual assault. Women, and men, have cried wolf for various reasons, including revenge, embarrassment from consent they later regretted, and even just for fame. An example of this is what happened to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Making a false accusation takes away from the women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Making a false accusation is not only selfish, as it can destroy the life and reputation of the accused, it also distracts from the women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Rape and sexual assault allegations always need to be taken seriously. An investigation by law enforcement should take place - which E. Jean Carroll is refusing to take part in.
Our justice system has always been based on the notion of “innocent until proven guilty”. Unfortunately, the Leftist mob will always have their torches ready to go against anyone that they disagree with, even if they’re innocent.
After a closer look into E. Jean Carroll - her loathing of men and conservatives, the timing of the allegation, her book release, and her refusal to take legal action – one can’t help but wonder what her true motivation is.
Courtney Holland is a political activist and co-founder of MAGA Meetup: Las Vegas