A trio of the president’s accusers reemerged on Monday to hound him for sexually harassing them.
Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks had previously made allegations against Trump and appeared on Megyn Kelly ‘Today’ to demand justice as the White House resumed its claim that the issue had been litigated in last year’s election.
‘All of a sudden, he’s all over, me, kissing and groping and groping and kissing,’ said Leeds, a self-proclaimed Democrat, who says she revealed her story because ‘I wanted people to know what kind of a person that Trump really is…what a pervert he is.’
Leeds claims that Trump assaulted on a plane in the ’70s and called her a ‘c***’ when he ran into her some time later at a party in New York while he was still married to his first wife Ivana.
The two other women said that Trump’s conduct while he was a businessman left them ‘shocked’ and ‘devastated’ and feeling ‘very gross’ and ‘very dirty.’
‘I was so uncomfortable, and a little, yeah, threatened, like I didn’t have a choice,’ Crooks on Monday said.
Kelly’s program was preempted in New York as an explosion went off in Manhattan that the authorities have said was an attempted terror attack. Her show aired in other parts of the country, however, including Washington.
Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant, said that Trump came back stage in 2006 and reviewed the women while they were indecent.
She recalled thinking at the time that it would be a meet and great with Trump. But she says it wasn’t.
The former Miss North Carolina says Trump was ‘just looking me over like I was just a piece of meat.’
‘I was not a human being. I did not have a brain I did not have a personality. I was just simply there for his pleasure. It left me feeling very gross, very dirty, like this is not what I signed up for.’
Holvey said that no other director of a pageant came backstage to ogle the contestants.
Crooks claims that Trump assaulted her near the elevator bank in his office building. The office she worked in had rental space there. She says it started with him hitting on her.
‘And then he kissed me on the lips, and I was shocked, yeah, I mean, devastated, and it happened so fast, I guess, I wish I would have been courageous enough to be like, what’s going on, and you need to stop this.’
After declining comment on the matter initially, the White House sprung a statement on Kelly in the middle of her program.
‘These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign,’ the statement said, ‘and the American people voiced their judgement by delivering a decisive victory.’
It went on to say that the ‘timing and absurdity’ of the accusers’ claims, along with their ‘publicly tour’ they’ve started ‘only further confirms the political motives behind them.’
‘It’s laughable,’ Crooks replied a moment later.
Crooks has contemporaneous emails that she sent her sister at the time of the alleged assault, in January of 2006, when Trump was already married to his third wife Melania. She said Monday that she’d be ‘more than happy’ for security footage to come out that proves the accuracy of her story.
She added, ‘He owns the building. I doubt that’s going to happen.’
Leeds says she began telling her story publicly once it became clear that Trump was serious about running for president.