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Tami Burages

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Jun 5, 2020

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Thread. Donald Trump treats women the way he treats his country: He takes what he wants without asking, sometimes violently. He thinks he deserves what he takes and doesn't care about the consequences. /1

The known sexual misconduct allegations against Trump span 40 years. They involve literally hundreds of girls and women. This thread is a timeline of all the major sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump. /2

Jessica Leeds affirms that in the late 1970s Trump assaulted her on an airplane. Leeds said that 2 years afterwards she ran into Trump at a gala. "He looked at me, and then he said, 'I remember you,' and then he said, 'You're the cunt on the airplane.'" /3

In the early 1980s mobster John Tito says Trump frequented a brothel and paid thousands per night for prostitutes. Tito says that upon Trump's request a very young teenage girl was recruited for Trump to have sex with. /4

Beginning in the mid 1980s, Trump found access to very young models, beginning with fashion events Ivana was involved in. It was then that he began entering dressing rooms to see them naked. /5

In the late 1980s, Donald and Ivana's marriage was beginning to unravel. Ivana stated in a sworn divorce deposition that Trump raped her in 1989 after physically assaulting her by ripping out clumps of her hair. /6

Starting in the early 90s, a major cluster of sexual assaults by Donald Trump are alleged to have occurred. Kristin Anderson was out with friends at the China Club in NYC, when a man sitting next her slid his hand up her skirt. She turned to see it was Donald Trump. /7

A fashion insider was dating a famous supermodel when Trump barged into her hotel room in the early 1990s. After the man caught up to him in the lobby, security intervened. Trump yelled at him, "I don't like sloppy seconds." /8

Trump's access to models accelerated in the early 1990s with his friendships with both Elite CEO John Casablancas and Jeffrey Epstein. Modeling agencies would encourage the girls to go to these dinners and parties, where men twice their age would prey on them. /9

Donald Trump's friendships with Casablancas and Epstein gave him access to hundreds of young models throughout the 1990s. "Trump would be at every model party there ever was," said David Webber, a fashion photographer. "He was a predator. Absolutely." /10

In 1991 Trump hosted events for Elite's Look of the Year. Trump used the opportunity to watch the teenagers in their dressing room. 17-year-old Eli Nessa said the girls were all expected to attend several nights of parties. "These were all older men. It was so seedy." /11

Trump was also involved in the 1992 LOTY contest. It included a strange event where young girls were brought to a yacht. One by one they were expected to descend a staircase and dance in front of Trump and Casablancas. /12

In 1992 Jill Harth, who ran an event planning company, was trying to work out a business deal with Trump to host events at Mar-a-Lago. Harth claims Trump sexually assaulted her while Trump was giving her a tour. She faked vomiting to get out of the room. /13

In 1993, Trump hosted the American Dream Calendar event at Mar-a-Lago. Trump once again entered the bedroom of a model without her permission. Lauren Petrella awoke in the middle of the night to find Trump in her bed, groping her. She kicked him out of her room. /14

In 1993 Vendela Kirsebom had the misfortune of being seated next to Trump at the WHCA dinner. His language was so disguting, she begged for a different table. Kirsebom told Vanity Fair: "He talked about big breasts, small breasts, how one was better than the other." /15

It was in 1994 that "Katie Johnson" (an alias) says she was trying to break into modeling and was recruited by a woman who brought her to Epstein's mansion in NYC. She says that she then became a sex slave to both Trump and Epstein. /16

David Cay Johnston knows the actual identities of several women whose abortions Trump paid for. Impregnating women and orchestrating their abortions is not "sexual misconduct" per se, but I included this because his supporters consider abortion a crime against humanity. /17

E Jean Carroll says her life has never been the same since Trump raped in the mid-1990s. Trump has denied her claim, and so Carroll has filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Carroll has had the dress she was wearing on the day in question tested for DNA. /18

In 1996 Lisa and other women were sandwiched in a restaurant booth with Trump at one end and John Casablancas at the other. If the women wanted to get out of the booth, the men made them walk across the table so they could look under their skirts and make rude comments. /19

With great unease Cathy Heller still vividly remembers Trump's unwanted forced kiss in the mid-nineties. Friends and relatives present at the time recall that he was "forceful and "very aggressive." /20

In 1996, Trump bought the Miss Universe pageant family, which included Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Right from the get-go he made it a regular practice to walk in on the girls while they were dressing. /21

Trump was married to Marla Maples during the 1997 Miss USA pageant, but that didn't stop him from greeting several of the girls by kissing them on the lips. Said Taggart, "I thought, 'Oh my god, gross.'" /22

"Shame" is the word Karena Virginia uses most often when talking about an incident in 1998 in which Trump assaulted her. Since the incident she worries about how she dresses and if that was what provoked Trump to demean her appearance grab her breast. /23

In the late 1990s, Elite Heather Braden was forced to go to a strange models party Trump was at: "It was clear I would be dropped or fired if I didn't attend." She said there were 50 girls and 4 middle-aged men and lots of sex. /24

Trump repeated watched the very young Miss Teen USA contestants dress. He told Howard Stern: "I'll go backstage before a show and everyone's getting dressed ... I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant … You know they're standing there with no clothes." /25

In the early 2000s Trump took sexual advantage of an interior designer who was pitching a project to him, according to Erik Whitestone, an Apprentice sound engineer. /26

Karen Johnson was at a Mar-a-Lago New Year's Eve party in the early 2000s with her dying husband when Trump sexually assaulted her. /27

Apprentice sound engineer Erik Whitestone has said that in the 2000s, Erik took on some … personal tasks for Donald Trump. Trump liked to prey on women in the Trump Tower lobby. Eric was asked to bring them to Trump for a "tour," during which Trump would molest them. /28

2001 contestant Tasha Dixon said that pageant employees encouraged the girls to give Trump attention when he came in to their dressing room while they were naked. /29

Mindy states she was assaulted by Trump in 2003. Since then she has voiced her distress that nothing has ever been done to address Trump's misconduct: "He has to face the music, he can’t get away with this. I demand an investigation." /30

In 2005, Natasha Stoynoff went to Mar-a-Lago to interview Trump and (a very pregnant) Melania for a People feature story. During a break, Melania went to change into a different outfit. Trump took the moment to give Natasha a tour, during which he assaulted her. /31

More than 20 people who worked on the Apprentice (crewmembers, contestants) told the AP of crass and inappropriate behavior of Donald Trump. Even while married to Melania he often talked about which contestants he wanted to sleep with. /32

In 2006, Rachel was a girl from a small town who had only ever been kissed by one person – her boyfriend. The encounter with Trump was deeply upsetting and more than a decade later it still causes her anxiety and insecurity. /33

Every year Miss USA, Miss Teenage USA and Miss Universe pageants brought a new wave of victims for Donald Trump to prey on. Samantha Holvey later said, "I have never felt so objectified … we were just meat, we were just sexual objects … not people." /34

In an interview with Finnish newspaper, the 2006 Miss Finland, who Trump groped, revealed, "Somebody told me there that Trump liked me because I looked like Melania when she was younger. It left me disgusted." /35

Jessica Drake says that at a golf tournament in 2006 Trump invited her to his room. Not wanting to go alone she brought two friends with her. When they entered, he forced a kiss on each one of them. She says that later on he offered her $10,000 for sex, which she declined. /36

Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos says that in 2007, Trump grinded his genitals against her and kissed her without her consent. /37

In 2010 an anonymous friend of CNN Anchor Erin Burnett was highly disturbed after Trump kissed her without her consent. /38

Cassandra Searles says that during the 2013 Miss USA pageant Trump groped her and invited her to his hotel room. Also, that Trump "lined us up so he could get a closer look at his property." /39

On the campaign trail in August of 2016 Trump forced a kiss on campaign staffer, Alva Johnson. Like many other claims of similar incidents involving Trump, he held her in place with his hands before placing his mouth on her. /40

If you want more context about these incidents and more, I recommend you read "All the President's Women." /41 amazon.com/All-Presidents…

All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator

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All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator

In almost every context throughout his life, Trump takes what he wants when he wants it, without taking even a fraction of a second to consider the long-lasting harm he causes others. /42x

Tami Burages

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web applications developer | believer in democracy | amateur musician | ancestry enthusiast

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