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After Her Accusations, the Media Are All Over the Place

Articles pulled, coverage downplayed, 'eyebrow-raising' comments unreported
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2019 2:34 PM CDT
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(Newser) E. Jean Carroll has publicly accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her decades ago, and on Monday night she went on CNN to talk to Anderson Cooper about Trump's take on those allegations. She also commented on why she hesitates to use the word "rape"—preferring "a fight" instead—and her explanation only started getting pickup on Tuesday. The latest on that interview and the media's response to her claims:

  • What Trump said to the Hill: "I'll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?"
  • Her response: "This was 20 years ago and I probably was, at that moment, in that five minutes, the most attractive woman in Bergdorfs in that one bit of time." She alleges Trump assaulted her in a dressing room there. Her allegation is detailed in an upcoming book, What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal, which was excerpted by New York Magazine. "I love that I'm not his type," she continued.

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