Woman: NYT Put 'Negative' Spin on My Trump Quotes

Rowanne Brewer Lane says she didn't have demeaning experience with the Donald
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2016 2:05 PM CDT

Donald Trump wasn't happy about what he calls the New York Times' "hit piece" against him, which documented his treatment of women over the years, and neither is one of the women interviewed for that article, USA Today reports. Rowanne Brewer Lane was the subject of the lead paragraph for the expose, first published online Saturday, and the tale about her involves Trump meeting her at a 1990 pool party, cajoling her to don a swimsuit, and then commenting on her appearance—what the Times referred to as a "debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew." But Brewer Lane, who briefly dated Trump after that incident, appeared on Fox & Friends Monday and took issue with the newspaper's depiction of what had transpired.

"[The Times] promised several times … that it would not be a hit piece and that my story would come across the way that I was telling it and honestly, and it absolutely was not," Brewer Lane said, noting the article was "very upsetting." "They did take quotes from what I said and they put a negative connotation on it. … I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump." She added that Trump never offended her or "made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way" during their time together, that he was "very gracious" and "a gentleman," and that the mainstream liberal media is "just reaching for straws." Brewer Lane also noted she's supporting Trump in his run for president. Trump didn't fail to take advantage of Brewer Lane's appearance, firing off a series of tweets crowing about it, including one that said, "With the coming forward today of the woman central to the failing @nytimes hit piece on me, we have exposed the article as a fraud!" (More Donald Trump stories.)

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