Author E. Jean Carroll has gone public, accusing President Trump of rape. Although the supposed rape took place years ago, New York state no longer has a statute of limitations on first-degree rape. This means that he could, in theory, be prosecuted for it. If — and that’s one gigantic if indeed — a prosecutor concludes there is enough evidence to back up the claim.
Although none of us can be sure whether anything happened between President Trump and Carroll, we do know that high-level politicians are more often accused of such horrendous crimes, simply because their political enemies know that such an accusation in itself can destroy their careers. The president has just launched his reelection campaign. There can be little doubt about the timing of this attack on his character; it’s purposefully timed to destroy his chances of winning a second term.
Furthermore, what we also know is that President Trump denies the allegations. He responded with tremendous anger to Carroll’s accusation, which makes sense if he is indeed innocent. An innocent man obviously isn’t happy to be accused of such a terrible crime and would fight back with all that’s in him.
That is exactly what Trump is doing. “If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine,” Trump said after the latter published the former’s accusations, “please notify us as soon as possible. The world should know what’s really going on. It is a disgrace and people should pay dearly for such false accusations.”
Although it makes perfect sense that an innocent man would respond with such fury, leftist hacks pretend that he’s actually “terrorizing” his accuser:
The President of the United States is using the incredible power of his office to encourage a campaign of terrorism against the woman accusing him of rape.
This is American greatness in 2019. https://t.co/Gj3SfpL7Lk
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) June 21, 2019
It doesn’t get much more ridiculous than this. He’s “using the incredible power of his office to encourage a campaign of terrorism against the woman accusing him of rape”? What nonsense. He’s just a man who’s passionately defending himself against a horrendous accusation. You can hardly expect an innocent man to take this lying down.
What’s more, if anyone doesn’t have the right to object to Trump’s response, it’s a Democratic apparatchik like Max Burns. We have not forgotten how Bill and especially Hillary Clinton responded to women accusing the former president of rape and other sexual crimes. Hillary intimidated and bullied them into silence.
If Trump would respond with less fire to this terrible accusation I would be concerned. What I think I see here, however, is an innocent man defending himself against accusations designed to ruin him.