Among the deluge of sexual assault accusations pouring in against powerful men around the country, it’s critical to remember that Donald Trump is among the accused. At least 16 women have charged Trump with sexual assault or harassment, and allegations date back three decades. A documentary short from Brave New Films compiles heartbreaking statements from those 16 women, which, taken together, are “incredibly powerful, and damning.”
“As a society, we are finally beginning to hold powerful men to account for abusing their positions and influence to harass and abuse women. But this movement for accountability will ring hollow if it doesn’t apply to the most powerful, and public, sexual harasser in America—the president,” Brave New Films founder Robert Greenwald notes in a statement.
“In the post-Harvey Weinstein (or Roy Moore, Louis C.K., etc.) world we live in, we cannot ignore 16 women who over the course of decades in a broad range of situations encountered the same pattern of manipulation, misogyny, harassment and abuse,” Greenwald adds.
“We owe it to these women, and to all women, to hold President Trump to account.”
McConnell in a pickle after GOP senator blasts Trump’s executive orders as ‘unconstitutional slop’
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed four executive orders that may provide economic relief for some Americans as Congress remains at an impasse.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) backed Trump's moves, despite their dubious legal grounding.
“Struggling Americans need action now. Since Democrats have sabotaged backroom talks with absurd demands that would not help working people, I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them the most," McConnell said in a statement.
Lincoln Project only needed 19 words to show 4 fatal flaws with Trump’s payroll tax holiday
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed an executive order creating a payroll tax holiday that he hopes will become permanent.
"President Trump pledged on Saturday to pursue a permanent cut to the payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare if he wins reelection in November, a hard-to-accomplish political gambit that some experts see as a major headache for the future of the country’s entitlement programs," The Washington Post reports. "Trump unexpectedly promised the policy action as he signed a directive that aims to help cash-starved Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The order allows workers to postpone their payroll tax payments into next year but doesn’t absolve their bills outright — though the president said he would seek to waive what people owe if he prevails on Election Day."
White House ‘concocted a positive feedback loop’ to mislead Trump into thinking he’s doing an excellent job on coronavirus: report
President Donald Trump's chaotic White House resulted in "a lost summer" in the battle against coronavirus, according to a new in-depth report by The Washington Post.
The newspaper interviewed "41 senior administration officials and other people directly involved in or briefed on the response efforts" for the story, with multiple former officials offering anonymous quotes.
The report explains the skepticism of science and experts by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.