View Full Version : "The POTUS says it's ok to grab women by their private parts."

Tom Montgomery
10-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Didn't Sky Blue in a recent thread scoff at the idea that Trump's irresponsible words actually affect others?

A woman flying from Houston to Albuquerque on Sunday had just settled into her seat and fallen asleep when she was awoken by an unwanted touch — a hand from behind her grabbing the right side of her breast. And the man authorities say is responsible allegedly cited President Trump’s past lewd language about women.

Federal prosecutors allege that the hand belonged to 49-year-old Bruce Michael Alexander from Tampa, another passenger on the Southwest Airlines flight, who reportedly told authorities after being arrested Sunday that “the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab women by their private parts,” according to a criminal complaint.

Alexander was charged Monday with abusive sexual contact, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in New Mexico. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail and a $250,000 fine. A lawyer representing Alexander could not be reached for comment late Monday.

It all began about 15 to 20 minutes after Southwest Airlines Flight 5421 left Houston on Sunday. The woman, identified in the complaint only as C.W., said she was asleep in her window seat when “she felt her clothes move” and fingers start touching her from behind “on her right side at and around her ‘bra line.’ ”

Though she initially assumed “the touching was an accident,” it happened again about 30 minutes later.

The hand, described by the woman as having hairy “thick fingers” and “dirty finger nails,” was more persistent this time, according to the complaint.

“C.W. felt fingers slowly grab the back of her arm, squeezing above the elbow,” the complaint said. Then, “slowly and ‘attentively,’ ” the hand groped her right side “at and around her ribs and ‘bra line.’ ”

The second incident prompted the woman to confront the passenger seated in the window seat directly behind her, whom authorities identified as Alexander. According to the complaint, she told him that “she didn’t know why he thought it was ok [to touch her] and he needed to stop.”

The woman, who asked to be moved to another seat and was relocated to the back of the plane for the rest of the flight, told investigators that Alexander was a “total stranger.”

A Southwest spokesman told The Washington Post in an emailed statement that customer service supervisors and local law enforcement were “requested” to meet the flight “upon arrival . . . due to reports of a Customer’s alleged inappropriate behavior on board.”

Alexander was arrested by the FBI at Albuquerque International Sunport and was being transported by authorities when he invoked Trump’s words, likely referencing the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape that captured the president speaking lewdly about women and bragging that when you’re famous “you can do anything,” including grabbing women by their genitals.

Trump’s words have been parroted by other people accused of unsavory acts in recent months. In June, a white woman who accosted a Hispanic man and his mother while they were doing yard work was caught in a now-viral video calling the pair “animals” and “rapists.” The president has referred to undocumented immigrants as “animals,” and in at least two separate instances, has claimed Mexico sends “rapists” to the United States.

More recently, Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino, a Philadelphia mob boss, reiterated Trump’s opinion that the use of “flippers” — people who help prosecutors by turning on others for less jail time — “almost ought to be illegal.” Merlino was sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegal betting Wednesday, and prosecutors, as with many organized crime trials, relied on informants to make their case, the Guardian reported. As he was leaving the courthouse, Merlino said that Trump “was right” and that flippers need to be outlawed, according to the Guardian.

More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10/23/president-says-its-ok-grab-women-by-their-private-parts-man-accused-groping-woman-flight-invokes-trump/?utm_term=.45e88a24bf16

Glen Longino
10-23-2018, 11:06 AM
Trump is a pervert.
Republican women love him!
I hope you're doing well, Tom!

Nicholas Scheuer
10-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Why would we expect better of Sky Blue?

10-23-2018, 03:18 PM
Well one thing about SB, he has revealed his true beliefs and his clothing colour preference, black.

Sky Blue
10-23-2018, 04:33 PM
No one on earth was ever inappropriately touched before Trump became President. This is especially true if the one doing the touching was a Democrat.

10-23-2018, 05:09 PM
At election time remember what the party of Trump represents.

10-23-2018, 05:11 PM
Of course nowadays, if the case gets to the USSC it may well be declared legal because Donald says so……………..

Mike H
10-24-2018, 07:17 AM
To be fair, he said if you're famous.

Peerie Maa
10-24-2018, 07:38 AM
No one on earth was ever inappropriately touched before Trump became President. This is especially true if the one doing the touching was a Democrat.

`Read clause 16 on page 6. https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/press-release/file/1103256/download Can you not see how stupid your political bias makes you look?

C. Ross
10-24-2018, 08:25 AM
President Clinton normalized the idea among teens that oral sex was not sex.

President Trump is normalizing the idea that women who accuse a man of sexual assault are liars. And that when you're rich and powerful, you get to do anything to women.