Shortly before the 2016 election, a tape emerged on which Donald Trump is heard bragging about sexual assault to then-Hollywood Access host Billy Bush:
You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Shockingly, Trump went on to win the election. The nation’s moral compass was in absolute disorder.
But fast-forward to the winter of 2017-2018, and the game has changed. The #MeToo movement – given Time’s “Person of the Year” award – has lifted the lid on sexual harassment, leading to the downfall of a number of abusive actors, executives, and politicians.
Trump – who has received sexual misconduct allegations from more than a dozen women – has been immune to the backlash. That is, at least until now.
On Monday, three of Trump’s accusers shared their experiences with Today Show host Megyn Kelly. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Cooks recounted repulsive tales detailing just how perverse, violent, and misogynistic Trump truly is.
Leeds described how Trump sexually violated her on a plane and alluded to the fact that he later called her a “cunt” for her behavior.
WATCH: “He called me the worst name ever.” Jessica Leeds recalls meeting Trump a few years after alleged groping incident on plane pic.twitter.com/iSS21ATgQ9
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 11, 2017
While working in Trump Tower, Cooks was allegedly forcibly kissed by Trump: “On one day I decide to introduce myself, because I did see him regularly,” Cooks said,” “and he shook my hand, kind of gave me the normal double cheek kiss, but then he held on to my hand and kept kissing me.”
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) December 11, 2017
“And then he kissed me on the lips,” she concluded.
These three brave women – an addition to another individual – are calling on Congress to open an investigation into Trump’s sexual abuse.
Some lawmakers, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker, have stepped up and demanded Trump resign over the allegations. Trump’s arrogance knows no bounds, and he will not go silently. But in this era of increased scrutiny and accountability, Trump’s creepy and boorish past may come back to haunt him.