Trump Cries "Fake News" Against Sexual Misconduct Claims
Surely you know the tale of the boy who cried wolf; a shepherd boy who constantly tricks villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his sheep until one day, when a wolf actually comes, nobody believes him.
Well clearly no one told US President Donald Trump this story as a kid because hi constant cry of the media writing "fake news" about him is getting so old that no one really believes a single, defensive word that he says.
Especially in this case, where the subject of the story is so serious. Three women have appeared on BBC to renew their sexual misconduct allegations against the President. And his response? It's fake news.
Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Shortly after the sexual allegations were aired, Democratic lawmaker and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for Trump's resignation over the allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, in similar fashion to the way that Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey lost their jobs over similar accusations.
"President Trump should resign," said Gillibrand. "These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I've heard these women's testimony and many of them area heartbreaking."
Donald Trump has then jumped on Twitter once again to respond to Senator Gillibrand calling her a "lightweight" who would "do anything" for campaign contributions.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Trump would not clarify what he meant by this when asked by reporters, however, his spokeswoman later stated that his message simply reflected the widespread corrupt political culture.
"This is the same sentiment the President has expressed many times before," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
"The system is clearly broken and it's clearly rigged for special interests. This President can't be bought and it's one of the reasons he's President today."
Senator Gillibrand later responded to Trump via twitter saying that he could not stop her from speaking her mind.
You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017