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.”
‘Anyone who tried to impact outcome of election should spend life in jail’: Lewandowski
On Tuesday, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Lewandowski's appearance before Congress was significant because Donald Trump reportedly told him to tell Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of Mueller's Russia probe.
Lewandowski was defiant in his opening statement, slamming the investigation as biased and knocking Hillary Clinton. He also declared that any entity that tried to meddle in a U.S. election should be in prison.
He said that he handled as many as a thousand emails. "And unlike Hillary Clinton, I don't think I ever deleted any of those," Lewandowski said. "Many of them were either responded to with one-word answers or floated to other staff for additional follow-up. But throughout it all, and to the best of my recollection, I don't recall ever having any conversations with foreign entities, let alone any who were operating to manipulate the outcome of an election."
‘Ranting toddler’ Doug Collins gets clobbered online after he turns Lewandowski hearing into a ‘clown show’
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican member on the House Judiciary Committee, was brutally mocked on Tuesday after he unleashed a bizarre rant during the testimony of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Collins began his testimony by blasting Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) for hauling Lewandowski before the committee.
"Here we go again," Collins complained in an animated opening statement. "We had Mr. Mueller here, and long day, and it did not go well for what you have proclaimed for over one year and nine months, and what you claim is impeachment criteria. And now, the members have said that the president should be impeached, and so why are we investigating?"
American neo-Nazis now see 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden as a role model: report
A new report from Vice claims that white supremacist organizations are increasingly viewing Osama Bin Laden, the late mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as a role model whose actions can influence the future of their movement.
The report finds that neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division has recently started using Bin Laden's image in its propaganda while also promoting Islamist extremists' willingness to commit mass murder in the name of their religion as something that should be inspiring to American white nationalists.