A key Trump campaign senior advisor and fundraiser accused of a long pattern of sexual harassment while employed at Fox News. When the sexual harassment allegation came to light, the Trump official, allegedly, offered to pay hush money to the victim and threated to expose embarrassing details about the her private life if she continue with the allegation. Accusations against the Trump advisor were deemed so credible that Fox News was willing to settle for millions of dollars without the alleged victim even having to file a lawsuit.
Yet the allegations do not seem to affected the advisor's role within the Trump campaign one bit. One has to wonder if gender played a role in the accusation not being taken that seriously not only by the Trump campaign, but those on the left, as well as the news media. Does #MeToo not apply when the person accused of sexual misconduct is a woman?
The New Yorker reports on the accusations against Kimberly Guilfoyle during her time at Fox News:
In the 2020 campaign, Trump has spotlighted no woman more brightly than Guilfoyle. She was given an opening-night speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. And this fall Guilfoyle, who is Donald Trump, Jr.’s girlfriend, has been crisscrossing the country as a Trump surrogate, on what is billed as the “Four More Tour.” At a recent “Women for Trump” rally in Pennsylvania, Guilfoyle claimed that the President was creating “eighteen hundred new female-owned businesses in the United States a day,” and praised Trump for promoting school choice, which, she said, was supported by “single mothers like myself.”
- Breaking news is that Trump administration press secretary and professional liar Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for Covid-19.
- Democrats are dreaming that three Republican Senators being sidelined with positive Covid-19 tests will result in the permanent derailment of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yeah, that's just not going to happen. Democrats have long depended on unelected federal judges to enact liberal policies. Those days appear to be gone. They would be well advised to switch their focus to the democratic process. After all, Democrats have control of the House and will probably control the Senate and the White House after the election. Instead of filing lawsuits to get liberal judges to enact their preferred polices, Democrats will be able to file bills and get those bills passed by the Congress they dominate. I would add that Democrats will also control a lot more state legislatures. Democrats may have lost federal judgeships and control of the Supreme Court but, thanks to Trump, they are winning control of legislative bodies right and left.
- Expectations are very high for Democratic vice-president nominee Kamala Harris in her debate against Vice President Mike Pence. Those expectations are likely to work against Harris as well too is the fact Pence's performance will be compared not to Harris', but to Donald Trump's. On that score, Pence can't help but look good. While Pence has clearly sold out his soul for his dream of being President, the fact remains he's not the dummy those on the left would like for him to be. He is much more intelligent and smoother than Donald Trump. (Granted that is not a high bar.) Expect the polls regarding the winner of the VP debate to be much more mixed than they were following the Biden-Trump debate.
- I know attorneys lie. But even we are limited in what lies we can tell and to whom. For example, we're not supposed to lie to our clients or the court about the status of the law. I would think the doctors would also similar ethical obligations that prevent or, at least, limit lying. Which makes it so interesting to me that Donald Trump is always able to find doctors who will lie for him. Trump's doctor Sean Conley, OD's lies about the President's medical condition were so bad that Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chose to intercede to clarify the record. I too wonder about the diminishing number of physicians who are standing behind Dr. Conley as political props at his press conferences. I would imagine that they were becoming increasingly uncomfortable with Dr. Conley's dishonesty.