As the fallout from Trump’s 2005 comments about what he feels he can do with women’s bodies continues, People reporter Natasha Stoynoff published an account Wednesday night of an encounter with flaming sack of shit Donald Trump in which he “forced his tongue” down her throat behind closed doors.
Stoynoff was assigned to the Trump beat went to Mar-a-Lago in December 2005 – around the same time as the Billy Bush tape – to interview him and his wife Melania for a “First Wedding Anniversary” feature story. After interviewing the couple, Melania retired upstairs to change. Trump offered to show her around the mansion, but felt particularly inclined to show her a “tremendous” room that she “just had to see.”
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.
Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger—a looming figure—and he was fast, taking me by surprise, and throwing me off balance.
I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
Shaken but still committed to doing her job, Stynoff tried to maintain her composure while waiting for Melania. In the last few moments before his wife came in, Trump informed the stunned Stynoff that an affair with him was in her future:
“You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?” he declared, in the same confident tone he uses when he says he’s going to make America great again. “Have you ever been to Peter Luger’s for steaks? I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you.” He also referenced the infamous cover of the New York Post during his affair with Marla Maples. “You remember,” he said. “Best Sex I Ever Had.”
As soon as Melania returned, Trump was business as usual, turning on a dime from sexual predator to “doting husband.” Stynoff’s nightmare was nearing its end; she had scheduled a massage at the spa at Mar-a-Lago but considered cancelling it after lying awake thinking about the events of the previous night. She decided to keep the appointment and when she met with the massage therapist, they had this horrifying exchange:
“I’m so, so sorry,” I apologized, “Can we do 30 minutes and I’ll pay you for the whole hour?”
“Never mind that. Mr. Trump was here waiting for you!”
“Here. In the massage room. Waiting for you. He waited 15 minutes, then had to leave for a meeting.”
“But why was he here?” I asked. “Is he coming back?”
Stynoff went through with the massage, but cut it short, fearful that Trump would open the door at any moment. Upon her return to New York, she asked to be taken off the Trump beat. While she considered killing the story completely, the possible repercussions to her career at the hands of a powerful man who, in 2005 was just an orange-faced reality television star and not a racist fucking creep, felt too severe.
Curious, too, is the fact that many of these allegations are from 2005. Barron Trump was born March 20, 2006. In 2005, Melania was pregnant and therefore “inconvenient” at the very least. What a class act.
A statement from Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller in response to the New York Times story calls those allegations “ridiculous” and claims that by looking “decades” in the past, the media is trying to “smear” Trump in a way that “trivializes sexual assault.” As this story from Styoff is relatively new, Miller and his trolls have yet to craft another mealy-mouthed response in Trump’s defense.
It’s clear now that the Access Hollywood tapes were just the tip of the iceberg. Like the Cosby accusers, it seems the women who have been violated by Donald Trump are finding strength in numbers. There will likely be more stories in the weeks to come.