"You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them," President Donald Trump said in 2006 on the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" video. "It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait."
Given this history, many reacted with alarm when a photo emerged of a mistletoe being hung in the Trump White House as part of this year's holiday decorations.
CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett originally posted a photo of the newly hung mistletoe on Twitter, and it generated a quick response from Twitter users who cringed at the thought of Trump using the decoration as an excuse to kiss female White House staff members.
The mistletoe is a new touch... @WhiteHouse holiday decor tour https://t.co/xeeaLyYjt1— Kate Bennett (@Kate Bennett)1511788881.0
Check out the top responses below.
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse What could possibly go wrong?— see schrader (@see schrader)1511789260.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse Hmmm ... watch where you stand, ladies.— IT'S MY COUNTRY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO (@IT'S MY COUNTRY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO)1511789905.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse Did anyone run that by legal?— Jocelyn Johnson (@Jocelyn Johnson)1511789960.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse I hear the distinct rattle of Tic tacs.— Nancy⚜️Mask⚜️Up⚜️Brigit🇺🇸 (@Nancy⚜️Mask⚜️Up⚜️Brigit🇺🇸)1511790427.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse White House Decorator once the harassment claims start coming in: https://t.co/AmJMYyAR0f— Political JaVale McGee (@Political JaVale McGee)1511790130.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse Harassment stations (aka mistletoe) hung from the ceiling of the WH in this political c… https://t.co/075iZyxUcO— Rand Paul’s Neighbor (@Rand Paul’s Neighbor)1511790569.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse https://t.co/i5RrvdytI6— Laura 🌲❄️ ⛷ (@Laura 🌲❄️ ⛷)1511790948.0
@KateBennett_DC @WhiteHouse Next Trump defense from @PressSec - "but she was under the mistletoe."— Robin (@Robin)1511790459.0
@blakehounshell Ten days a groping and a partridge in a pear tree.— Maurice Mallon (@Maurice Mallon)1511790926.0