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He Said, She Said

That seems to be the Trump surrogates' big talking point today: "It's all just he said, she said." Funny thing is, for once, they are right.

He said: I go into the pageant dressing rooms and look at the women when they are naked.
She said: He came into the pageant dressing room and looked at us while we were naked.

He said: I can go up to women and just start kissing them or groping them.
She said: He came up to me and just started kissing me and groping me.

Is NBC threatening whistleblowers?

On Friday, we saw a tape of NBC employee Billy Bush and NBC employee Donald Trump creating a hostile work environment (at the very least) for NBC employee Arianne Zucker. Now we have learned that NBC employee Mark Burnett is threatening other NBC employees with financial retribution if they release any similar tapes. In other words, if any whistleblowers come forward with evidence that the Apprentice set was a hostile work environment, they will be punished.

It wasn't a locker room, it was a WORKPLACE

At the time of the video, both Billy Bush and Donald Trump were employees of NBC. The actress they were so crudely discussing, Arianne Zucker, was also an NBC employee. Donald's appearance that day on Days of Our Lives, and his interview with Access Hollywood, were part of a fairly standard casting stunt designed to promote the Apprentice, Days and Access Hollywood. It is part of Trump's job description to promote his show in this way.

The minute Trump entered that van, he was on the job. Bush, and the camera crew in the van, were also on the job. Bush and Trump were crudely discussing an employee of their parent company in front of other employees of that same company. Arianne Zucker got to spend the rest of her workday around two men who had just been casually discussing her potential sexual assault and a crew of people who had heard her being objectified and demeaned.

(I find Billy Bush's behavior particularly troubling because he not only egged Trump on in the van, he carried the atmosphere of the van into the interaction with Arianne when he told her to hug Trump, knowing full well Trump had just been talking about kissing her and grabbing women's pussies whenever he wanted. Trump had been describing sexual assault and Bush decided to play wingman.)
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