Yet another woman has stepped forward to accuse Republican nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. Alongside iconic civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, life coach Karena Virginia told her story to the press today, describing how she met Trump at the US Open tennis championship in 1998.
In what is becoming a very familiar sequence of events, Virginia described how Trump made objectifying comments towards her, saying “Hey, look at this one” and “We haven’t seen her before, look at those legs.” He then proceeded to grab her arm and grope her breasts. “Don’t you know who I am, don’t you know who I am?” he said.
“I felt intimidated and I felt powerless. I felt ashamed that I was wearing a short dress and high heels. That feeling of shame stayed with me for a while and it made me disinclined to wear short dresses or high heels” mourned Virgina. “No one has asked me to come forward. Many people advised me not to speak publicly about what Donald Trump has done to me… Perhaps he will label me another ‘nasty woman.’”
She is referencing, of course, to the petty insult that Trump threw at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last night in response to her accusation that Trump has cheated on his taxes. Trump’s despicable attempts to gaslight the entire nation and invalidate the trauma felt by every American woman who has ever been catcalled, groped, harassed, or sexually assaulted will be his downfall – and “nasty woman” will be the nail in his coffin.
“Nasty woman” is spiteful and full of hate, a childish and whiny vitriol that attempted to delegitimize and punish Hillary Clinton for daring to challenge him. It’s the same attitude he’s taken towards his assault accusers, who now number more than a dozen – dismiss them as liars and paint himself as being the victim of a conspiracy. But this time, the entire nation is watching and listening, and these nasty women are going to take down our nation’s most deplorable man.