WOW: Donald Trump Sure Has No Business Calling Anyone A Rapist

Monday night, The Daily Beast published an explosive article by Brandy Zadrozny and  Tim Mak, suggesting that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump–who had previously suggested that Mexican immigrants were all rapists and criminals–had raped his ex-wife Ivana, and 100% proving that his lawyer Michael Cohen is a psychopath with almost zero understanding of the law.

The article recounts an incident detailed in the 1993 book, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, by Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III. Although Ivana later said that the incident was not rape, but merely sex that left her feeling violated–if the description of the incident is accurate, it most surely is rape. It could not possibly be anything else.

After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.

“Your fucking doctor has ruined me!” Trump cried.

What followed was a “violent assault,” according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.

“Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,” Hurt writes. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”

If you’re violently pulling out fistfuls of hair from someone’s scalp, and then sticking your dick in them without consent, that is rape. Yes, even if that person is your wife. Because marital rape was outlawed in 1983, and yes, even before then, it was still rape.

Even if Ivana now retracts her characterization of the incident as rape, it is still rape.

Trump has previously denied the incident, claiming that Hurt made it up because he is “unattractive.” Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and a complete lunatic, says that the story is untrue. However, he also says that there is no such thing as marital rape, so we might want to take his opinions with a grain of salt.

Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, defended his boss, saying, “You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”

“It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”

It’s not true! It is absolutely not true! And, given Trump’s temperament and the fact that Ivana Trump was granted a divorce on the grounds of “cruel and inhuman treatment”–I am going to guess that the horrifying incident described in the book is absolutely true.

Also, I’m pretty sure that polling well early on in an election doesn’t mean you can’t rape someone. That is not a thing.

Cohen continued defending Trump, sort of. Said defense became more of a tirade against the authors of the post, with Cohen claiming he will sue them for all the money, should they publish details that have already been published in a book.

“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen said. “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”

“You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word ‘rape,’ and I’m going to mess your life up… for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet… you’re going to have judgments against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it,” he added.

What a charming human! Certainly not at all unhinged! He continued to go on and on about the many ways in which he would destroy lands and salt the earth if anyone were to publish anything about this.

Of course, I sincerely doubt this information will change anything in regards to where Trump stands in current polling. It is highly unlikely that his supporters would believe the incident happened, and even if they did, it’s even more unlikely that they’d care. In fact, they would probably think this just meant Trump was even more “manly” than they’d previously thought.

[Daily Beast]