BBC’s “Panorama” program this weekend will release a bombshell report alleging that President Donald Trump used to regularly pursue teenage models who were as young as 17.
According to a press release issued Friday by the BBC, the investigation found that while “there’s no evidence that Donald Trump had sex with underage girls… the program has been told he did pursue models in their teens.”
The report is based on accounts of parties Trump threw in the 1980s and 1990s, in which drugs and alcohol were allegedly provided to underage teen models.
Witness Barbara Pilling tells “Panorama” that she was told by her modeling agency to attend a Trump party when she was just 17 — and that the future president hit on her when she arrived.
Specifically, she recalls to the BBC that Trump approached her and asked for her age — and when she replied she was 17, he said, “Oh great, so you’re not too young and you’re not too old.”
Trump at the time was in his 40s.
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
‘My Father Died Alone, Without Power’: Internet Explodes in Fury as Trump Denies 2975 Puerto Rico Deaths
President Donald Trump has made many vile and offensive statements. Ask anyone in America what they think is the worst thing he’s said and there’s probably a good chance they’ll be able to come up with one.
But denying the hurricane-related deaths of 2975 Americans may be the most inhuman remark President Trump has ever uttered. And the fact he did it the morning before a major deadly hurricane is about to hit the Eastern United States makes it all the worse.
Earlier Thursday morning President Trump took to Twitter to say, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.”
Except, they did.
A Harvard study found “4645 excess deaths” due to the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. In fact, the study’s authors say “this number is likely to be an underestimate because of survivor bias.”
But the official study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health finds 2975 people died because of the hurricanes.
That independent study’s results have now become the official death toll, according to the government of Puerto Rico.
By comparison, there were 2977 victims who died on 9/11.
1833 people died during Katrina.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s tweets, his sheer denial of the deaths of “3000” people, have caused tremendous outrage and hurt.
Some shared personal stories of the family members they lost in Puerto Rico as a result of the Trump administration’s failures.
My father died in Puerto Rico between Irma and Maria.
He died alone, without power, without his medication.
Fuck this fucking fuck and everyone who voted for him and enables him. To disregard human life like this is the lowest of his lows. https://t.co/WTuT6fQXOD
— Keith Hernandez (@keithrhernandez) September 13, 2018
As a Puerto Rican whose family still lives on the island my elderly uncle was 1 of them who died from Hurricane Maria which the death toll continues to rise. Him making up lies about Americans who are suffering deserves better than this!#PuertoRicoDeathToll #PuertoRico
— 🇵🇷L.A.Falú🌈 (@BronxBebe) September 13, 2018
@realDonaldTrump seems real unhinged & emboldened in telling blatant lies.
The data was withheld for months. They finally admitted the situation was more dire than they were admitting.
I should know, my aunt lived in Puerto Rico & she died bc of lack of access to get medical care
— Jamie D. (@JammedBus) September 13, 2018
FUCK YOU TRUMP! My uncle was one of the 3,000 people that died cause both governments didn’t provide and do their jobs to help Puerto Ricans who are Americans and are still without any kind of help and resources!#PuertoRicoDeathToll #PuertoRico #PuertoRicans https://t.co/O6o60q4H7B
— 🇵🇷L.A.Falú🌈 (@BronxBebe) September 13, 2018
@alisyn_camerota POTUS tweet about deaths in PR is shameful. Many Puerto Rican’s died due to lack of access to healthcare after the storm. My friend lost her aunt after the storm because she could not access dialysis.
— JCEquality (@jcequality) September 13, 2018
My fiancee’s grandmother was one of those who died in the months after (and was counted), and who likely would have survived had you not stalled on getting aid to the island and helping rebuild.
You don’t love Puerto Rico -you love yourself, you narcissistic piece of shit.
— Robert Cé (@elrobrex) September 13, 2018
My cousin DIED from a pulmonary embolism after standing in line four hours for a jug of gasoline in the weeks after Maria in Puerto Rico.
— Denise 2975 Bird🗣🎶🇵🇷 (@dbirdsoprano) September 13, 2018
This breaks my heart. It really does. My elderly mother died in hospital following Irma; only one visitor was allowed for short periods of time because there was no power. The wind and rain don’t have to cause your death; conditions post-hurricane are factors, too.
— L&R&J@home (@RxGlBr) September 13, 2018
And many others expressed outrage.
In the next tweet, he asserts Democrats inflated the death toll from 18 to 3000 just to attack him. At best he’s delusional, at worst, he lacks any sense of humanity. No other President could have dismissed the deaths of American citizens like this and survived. It’s past time. https://t.co/blZdVungmb
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 13, 2018
Damn, bruh, not even “thoughts and prayers”? Seriously, when did Alex Jones become president? Every time I think this monster has hit rock bottom, he sinks even lower. This is awful. https://t.co/GhcHysGJ84
— rogue goat (@BrittLovesLamp) September 13, 2018
Denying the deaths of thousands at the hands of authoritarian governments — either via neglect or outright killing — is another tactic of white supremacists and conspiracy theorists. https://t.co/gtehcR1nsD
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) September 13, 2018
Today, Trump denied the deaths of thousands of people that died in Puerto Rico. He is not a human being in any sense of the word. There truly is no bottom for Trump. A very sad day for America, a sad day for the world.
— TrentaCapelli (@OkCallMeAL) September 13, 2018
Trump’s Conspiracy Theories:
1. Obama’s birth certificate is fake.
2. Ted Cruz’s dad helped kill JFK.
3. Hillary Clinton killed Vince Foster.
4. Millions voted illegally in 2016.
5. Unemployment numbers were fake (till he took office).
6. Hurricane Maria death toll is fake. https://t.co/QR3exvrhYl
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 13, 2018
There’s a straight line from birtherism to denial of the death of thousands of innocent Americans. This is what Trumpists voted for, and what they support, and he said it plainly — those souls lost in Puerto Rico are the same people he could shoot in the middle of 5th Avenue.
— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 13, 2018
It’s amazing Trump can spout disgusting things like this, lock children in cages, refuse to condemn Nazis, etc., and he gets to carry on without consequence. What else do you need to vote every single Republican out of office for supporting this monster? https://t.co/83lIXYFY1H
— Amanda (@BeersInDenver) September 13, 2018
My wife was born in Puerto Rico. Our Monster in Chief, #Trump, just told all the families who lost loved ones due to his incompetent response to hurricane Maria to fuck off. He’s now claiming the report that 3,000 died due to the storm is part of a conspiracy. Fuck you, Trump.
— Sonic Clang (@sonicclang) September 13, 2018
Must be comforting to everyone in the path of Hurricane Florence to know that, should tragedy strike their family, the president of the United States will deny their very existence.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) September 13, 2018
He can’t do the job. It’s been clear for a long time that he can’t. And the people conspiring to keep him in office to score another tax cut or another judge while he piles one horror on top of another should feel shame for the rest of their lives. https://t.co/9iYKeQxYvd
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 13, 2018
Photo: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Image via Wikimedia.
- BOWING DOWN TO PUTIN1 day ago
‘Salting the Earth’: Trump Quits Treaty Allowing US to Fly Reconnaissance Missions Over Russia – Will Destroy Planes
- THIS IS WHAT DISENFRANCHISEMENT LOOKS LIKE2 days ago
Michigan Republican Who Met With Trump Pushes ‘Constitutional Crisis’ to Overturn Election on Fox News
- News3 days ago
COVID Knocks Kelly Loeffler Off the Campaign Trail After Mike Pence Events — 45 Days Before Georgia Runoff: Report
- CHUCK TODD2 days ago
Calls Grow to Fire Chuck Todd for ‘Malfeasance of Journalism’ After Allowing Republican to Push Pro-Trump Falsehoods
- THE LAW IS CLEAR EMILY1 day ago
Katie Porter Did Not Question Emily Murphy Because the GSA Head Blew Off Today’s Biden Transition Briefing
- COWARDS1 day ago
Carl Bernstein Names Names — Lists 21 GOP Senators Who Secretly Hate Trump but Won’t Say So Publicly
- 'GIVE ME A _______ BREAK'1 day ago
After ‘Give Me a Break’ Complaint Melania Mocked for ‘Pretending to Like Christmas’ as White House Tree Is Delivered
- News1 day ago
‘Fox & Friends’ Host Brian Kilmeade Goes Apoplectic Over Biden’s Foreign Policy – Gets Smacked Down by His Co-Host