It’s time to pack up your MAGA hats, folks, because the president is in deep, deep trouble. A series of videos has surfaced of the billionaire playboy back in the ’80s partying with of-age women while dancing and sometimes touching them. (Gasp!)
The videos are so graphic that I encourage you to keep all children away from the screen before watching. These videos prove what Trump has said all along—that lots of beautiful women actually let him grab them!
Breathless tweeters are sure this is it, the moment that President Trump is outed for who he really is: the same guy we’ve known all our lives who loves women, lives large, dates Playmates, has affairs, and parties like a rock star.
It’s pretty hilarious watching people pretend like any videos of Trump from the ’80s is some secret unseen or unknown bombshell. As a child of the ’80s myself, I feel like every memory I have of Trump is exactly this. He has never hidden his playboy lifestyle, so when these videos come out of him doing precisely what everyone expects of a billionaire playboy, it’s funny to watch the meltdowns. Maybe these people are Millennials and have no memory of Trump before his election. It’s especially ridiculous trying to claim these women aren’t having a great time and loving life at that moment in time. Look at them! They’re glowing!
You know what billionaire playboy is not getting this kind of scrutiny? Jeffrey Epstein. Let’s do more digging for videos of his hey-day, shall we? I believe those videos will be far more upsetting for the “underaged women” involved, or “minors” as we would normally call them if CNN wasn’t in charge of language. Even Jezebel noticed.
Since his arrest over the weekend, there have been over 90 radio and TV mentions of “underage women” alongside Epstein’s name, according to the searchable database TVEyes. This includes instances on local TV news, as well as MSNBC and CNN. (It’s not just broadcast news, either.) You might accurately call his alleged victims “girls,” “minors,” or “underage.” You could even combine terms, if you like: “minor girls” is used by the indictment. But the insistence by many on instead calling them “underage women”—or in some cases, “young women”—reveals a disturbing cultural impulse: a need to empathize with (certain) accused men.
Even when talking about Epstein, the media is still trying to get people to focus on Trump, who did not own a secret child sex island or have child procurement specialists on his payroll.
Wow. Trump can be seen getting handsy with women in this footage of him partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/xhRaaDKLL3
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 17, 2019
Eyes on the prize, folks. There’s a real scandal here and it ain’t Trump partying with babes in 1980-something.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; the death of due process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter