I can’t believe the stooges running the Trump campaign

“Why doesn’t some woman say what they say about me about (Obama)?” Donald Trump asked at a campaign rally Friday, bewailing the clear unfairness of the way the universe is treating him.

Why indeed. It’s one of the great unanswered questions of the cosmos.

At that rally, Trump also continued to defend himself against charges of sexual misconduct raised by a growing number of women on the grounds that his accusers are too ugly to have deserved his groping. And he admits to having checked out Hillary Clinton from behind during their recent town hall debate, reporting “I was not impressed.”

Most importantly, his campaign finally released the evidence of Trump’s innocence that it had promised earlier in the week. It comes in the form of an eyewitness who says he can refute charges that Trump groped and assaulted a woman who sat next to him on a plane around 1980.

According to Anthony Gilberthorpe, a British citizen, he sat across from Trump and his accuser, Jessica Leeds, on that flight some 36 years ago and had his eye on them the entire time. Gilberthorpe, who would have been around 18 at the time, reports that Trump acted as the perfect gentleman, and in fact was forced to fend off unwanted sexual advances from Leeds.

“She wanted to marry him,” Gilberthorpe claims.

It didn’t take reporters more than few minutes to discover that Gilberthorpe was at one point a minor British political figure himself, with a colorful history. In 2014, he came forward to claim in the British tabloid press that in the late ’70s and early ’80s, he had supplied underage boys to British politicians for sex and drug parties. He got a lot of attention for that claim, but no evidence has surfaced to substantiate it.

In a separate case, Gilberthorpe has been identified by a British politician as the person who was paid 25,000 pounds by a tabloid to arrange an encounter with a 17-year-old prostitute. The hotel room was equipped with secret video cameras, and it destroyed the man’s career.

In yet another misadventure, Gilberthorpe announced to a local newspaper in 1987 that he was engaged to marry a young American fashion designer, Leah Bergdorf-Hunt.  Apparently, it was front-page news at the time. “Both our families are delighted … I hope this explains to a few people about my frequent trips to America,” Gilberthorpe said.

Later investigation proved that there was no engagement, and also no person by the name of Leah Bergdorf-Hunt. Both were invented by Gilberthorpe.

Around that same time, Gilberthorpe filed a libel suit against British papers that had reported that he was gay. The reporter who wrote the story claimed to have an impeccable source for that information, which was Gilberthorpe himself. The lawsuit was initially successful, but was later overturned. According to the British press at the time, “three judges ordered a retrial after being presented with ‘credible if not incontrovertible’ evidence that Gilberthorpe had lied in court and was, in fact, promiscuously homosexual.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s not the sex, it’s the lying about the sex, right?

Given all that, you have to wonder whether Trump is right: Maybe the universe really is aligned against him. Because what are the odds that the man who just happened to sit across from Trump and Leeds on the night of their confrontation, giving Trump the perfect alibi, would also turn out to be this Forrest Gump of sexual misconduct, as some describe him?

It’s either a cosmic joke on poor Donald, or it’s  the product of a desperate and immensely incompetent campaign operation that makes itself look even more ridiculous by trotting out people like this as a character witness.

In fact, Gilberthorpe has now released yet another videotape, which he claims to be a behind-the-scenes look at how the Trump opposition research team conducts its business. If accurate, it explains an awful lot:

 

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carterjoseph1950
carterjoseph1950

Trump is dangerous, delusional, and is now fomenting political violence. If elected, he will do to the country what he did to the Republican Party. Those of you voting for him, please look at him for what he is. He will crash the economy, take all your money, and then blame you. The choice is not between apples and oranges. Even if you hate Clinton, your choice is between indigestion or suicide.

DohBee
DohBee

Gooberthorpe is 'bug-eyed" on that plane because he got an desirous eyeful of Trump in Action.

NWGAL
NWGAL

The average game show is handled more professionally than the Trump campaign.

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

@NWGAL His handlers have NO control over him!  And he picks only the best!

Mike Roloff
Mike Roloff

It is not clear whether this fellow swine Gilberthorpe actually was on that flight and sat where he sat or whether he managed to fabricate himself into the life of the Donald as  yet one other landmine,

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

Thanks again, Jay, always relevant, always right-on-time. Obviously the Tump campaign doesn't think things through, I mean, if this is all they've got...

Doom Classical liberal
Doom Classical liberal

Knockout compilation? Hard to see what's funny about people getting hurt with serious blows to the head that cause brain trauma. Prog humor, I suppose.  

OriginalProf
OriginalProf

New sheetz, folks, even though it's Saturday!

gotalife
gotalife

JamVet is dead right.


trump will be lucky to win 200 electoral votes.

Paul42
Paul42

Trump should be rejected as a contender for the presidency if for no other reason than the Keystone Cops way he has run his campaign.   Just extrapolate across relations with Congress, with foreign governments...  He's shown us what he can do and it ain't impressive.



Thanks for the column, Jay.  It's just in time for the inevitable 'gasp... this man absolutely DESTROYS Trump's accusers' Facebook posts.

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

@Donnie_Pinko They've been building up that "rigged" excuse since Aug...now you have reports of people being armed at polling places

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@gotalife @Paul42 

"Towards a more perfect union" rings a bell. Guess that means making the system work in the way it was intended, open-ended and voter-oriented one that it is? Duh!

gotalife
gotalife

@Paul42 @gotalife Well, the gop voters pretend their pols and party are perfect but there are no perfect human beings.

breckenridge
breckenridge

In the case of Trump, the who narrative is built on a private conversation that may have been embellished due to it being boy talk followed by unsubstantiated accusations that fit the narrative of the leaked locker room talk.

This is one of the most outstanding cases of denial I've seen in a long, long time. 

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@breckenridge  Yep - how can a conversation recorded and played verbatim be "embellished".  Even Trump hasn't denied that the conversation is true.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

I'll give it a "7" on the "WTF, Maybe they'll believe this bull if I keep repeating it enough", scale.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

PaulinNH -  Most Incompetent Campaign Ever (TM)

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But what if one of the main functions of the campaign is as a test run for a neo-fascist political movement in this country? In that case its 'failures' could very easily turn to gold in the hands of a shrewder, more ruthless leader of the future.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

That's the part that I don't understand. How did this fringe group just take over such a savvy political party?

breckenridge
breckenridge

@PaulinNH @Donnie_Pinko 

Well the GOP base has become so far out on the end of the right wing branch that yeah, a smoother candidate than Trump could capture their fancy.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@Donnie_Pinko  Do I think some other person will follow the Trump neo-fascist playbook - yes - and that is one reason (and I stress "one") why the alt-right, Breitbart and all the rest are supporting him. 

Having said that, I don't think Trump intends his campaign as a test run - that would require some sort of allegiance to an idea/political philosophy and the only person Trump believe in is Trump.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@DebbieDoRight 

Following the" ignert" base; they just keeping going right in all of their ignorance and ignorance-based paranoia to the hilt.

Here's_to_Blue
Here's_to_Blue

@Donnie_Pinko For once, I agree with something you've said, Donnie.  A "shrewder, more ruthless" politician than Donald Trump, without the narcissistic personality, is indeed frightening.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

Denald does it again - LOL DonaId J. Trump@realDenaldTrump 2h2 hours ago

The allegations against me are nothing more than "he said, she said"! Except in my case BOTH sides say I sexually assaulted women. BAD!!

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gotalife
gotalife

Donald Trump Complains Election Is Rigged, As His Polling Tanks “The whole thing is one big fix. One big ugly lie. It’s one big fix.” 

The ultimate sore loser.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

By implying that our political system is rigged and advocating violence undermines and endangers our whole American society.

JamVet
JamVet

Incredible.

An old fashioned jaw dropper.

Talk about a sequoia tree's worth of planks in one's eye!

That a trumpeter would have the mental state to actually write this:

...they (Democrats) have no character or morals...

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

 “Why doesn’t some woman say what they say about me about (Obama)?”

Indeed.  I also can't believe some woman hasn't come out and said the same thing about Jimmy Carter, or about Pope Francis,

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

Most Incompetent Campaign Ever (TM)

Kamchak
Kamchak

@PaulinNH 

MICE?

Lewandowsky, Manafort and Conway are the three blind MICE?

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

In the last presidential election, Harry Reid spoke from the Senate stating Mitt Romney had not paid any income tax.

After the election when asked about his false statement Harry replied, "It worked, didn't it?"

This is indicative of the dirty tricks from Democrats and shows they have no character or morals.

In the case of Trump, the who narrative is built on a private conversation that may have been embellished due to it being boy talk followed by unsubstantiated accusations that fit the narrative of the leaked locker room talk.

Repulsive

When I suggest there is too much smoke for there not to be fire on Hillary's email and Clinton Foundation pay for play, I get heckled.

But when LibProgs back the unsubstantiated claims against Trump anyone disagreeing is as bad as Trump.

Duplicitous at minimum.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@JohnnyReb the who narrative is built on a private conversation that may have been embellished  

May have been embellished! ROFLMAO.  So a straight recording of Trump is now an embellishment. 

Complaint from Trump and his supporters - "whaaa, it's not fair.  The press is reporting the exact words"

Kamchak
Kamchak

@JohnnyReb 

When I suggest there is too much smoke for there not to be fire on Hillary's email and Clinton Foundation pay for play, I get heckled.

You get heckled because it's breitbart derp via drudgey.