Donald Trump referred to as E Jean Carroll, the journalist who gained a lawsuit towards the previous president this week for defamation and sexual battery, a “whack job” in his CNN city corridor Wednesday.
Trump bashed Carroll to a pleasant viewers of undecided New Hampshire voters who laughed and clapped when Trump claimed to have by no means met his accuser, regardless of photographic proof on the contrary.
“I do not know who the hell [this is],” Trump stated. “She’s a whack job.”
A Manhattan jury on Tuesday unanimously sided with Carroll, who stated Trump raped her in a division retailer dressing room within the Nineties. The jury on Tuesday discovered Trump responsible for sexual abuse, however not rape, and ordered Trump to pay $5 million in damages. Carroll, one in every of dozens of ladies who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault or misconduct, got here ahead along with her story in 2019.
“I by no means met this girl. I by no means noticed this girl,” Trump lied to CNN’s Kaitlin Collins. “What kinda girl meets any individual and brings them up, and inside minutes you’re taking part in hanky-panky in a dressing room?”
After Collins requested Trump if the case may harm him with voters, Trump stated the eye has really made him extra widespread. “My ballot numbers simply went up,” he stated, to viewers cheers.
Trump additionally addressed the Entry Hollywood tape wherein he was recorded bragging about having the ability to simply sexually assault ladies as a result of he’s well-known.
“People who find themselves wealthy and highly effective are inclined to do nicely in plenty of alternative ways, and you desire to me to take that again,” he stated. “I can’t take that again. It’s been true for about 1 million years. Roughly 1,000,000 years, maybe somewhat longer.”