Rachel Crooks, who accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault during his 2016 presidential election, said his remarks about the #MeToo movement during his recent rally in Montana were “despicable.”
During an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Crooks said: “Nothing that President Trump says anymore shocks me. But I think it’s truly despicable. Nothing shocks me. He, of course, would make fun of it. He hasn’t been held accountable for his own actions, so he would make light of the #MeToo movement. That makes perfect sense to me.”
Crooks, who is running for the Ohio state’s House of Representatives, said the bright side of Trump’s presidency is that women are starting to unite.
“The silver lining to President’s Trump’s tenure has been that women are uniting and resisting. We are fed up with this behavior,” she said.
Crooks continued: “That is what the #MeToo movement is about. My candidacy is built on the idea that politicians seem to not be held accountable, and President Trump is the epitome of that. So, I will continue to speak out so that I can be a voice for women who feel like their voices are not being heard.”
Florida woman zips boyfriend into suitcase and lets him suffocate: police
A Florida woman zipped her boyfriend into a suitcase and recorded video as he suffocated to death, police said.
Sarah Boone was arrested on second-degree murder charges in the death of Jorge Torres Jr., who died inside a suitcase during an apparent domestic dispute, reported WESH-TV.
The 42-year-old Boone told police that she had been drinking chardonnay with Torres, who she said agreed to climb into the suitcase and be zipped inside as a joke.
Rudy Giuliani whines he only has ‘five friends left’ in latest cell phone misadventure
On Thursday, the New York Daily News reported that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani accidentally complained to a journalist that he had lost most of his friends as a result of the Trump impeachment business.
The confession, made to an unknown associate named "Tony," came after he put his phone in his pocket while it was still running, thinking he had ended his call — the latest in a number of similar mishaps Giuliani has had with his phone.
Japan’s prime minister calls for nationwide closure of schools for a month over coronavirus
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country's fourth death linked to the outbreak.
The move comes as crew members from the Diamond Princess, a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined off Japan, began leaving the vessel where more than 700 people have tested positive for the disease.
"The government considers the health and safety of children above anything else," Abe said.
"We request all primary, junior high and high schools... across the nation to close temporarily from March 2 next week until their spring break."