Many Flags but No Ivanka Trump
The Ivanka Trump flag on display to the right of the J.Lo flag at the 2017 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show in Anaheim, Feb. 26, 2017.Photo: Scott Ball
In light of the latest episode of Donald Trump’s political sex and the sordid allegations of sexual misconduct against him, it is all the more curious (and hypocritical) that the White House has also decided to go after the women who have accused him of sexual assault — his accusers.
On the other hand, the Trump family is not the only one who wants to put in an appearance. There is no need for Donald Trump to step down because of allegations of sexual assault. He will do so when his time comes.
And so it was announced this week that the White House and the Trump family would be honoring a group of women, including Alyssa Milano, who accused President Obama of sexual assault. These women, who were not directly involved in the alleged assault, are being recognized by the President and given what the VH1 company described as an “amazing” experience.
This is all very strange for two reasons:
First, these women’s allegations are obviously false. Second, they are in no way “amazing.”
In her interview with the Wall Street Journal, Alyssa Milano described how an Obama staffer, Eric Braverman, approached her after the 2014 premiere of her show “Saturday Night Live” and asked her out on a date. While Milano said she was flattered, “I said no. I still don’t do guys who have not worked for me before.”
In the interview with the Journal, Milano also described Obama’s alleged sexual assault. In the words of Vanity Fair:
“When he arrived for our date, he kissed me on the lips, touched my neck and my shoulder, and said ‘Don’t you want to hug it out?’ I told him I wasn’t comfortable. He then put his hand on my waist and told me to ‘kiss it.’”
Milano said Obama said to her: “Let me take care of you, baby.”