Donald trump had already grabbed many eyeballs in the presidential debate with his comments on kissing and groping women without their permission. Now, two women accusing him of inappropriate touch is not a big deal considering his personality and past behavior.
Yes, During the debate he boasted about kissing women without permission and grabbing their genitals. But he had never actually done those things, he said. Later, on questioning he denied all the charges.
But Jessica Leeds, a former traveling businesswoman , felt he was lying to her face and said. “I wanted to punch the screen listening to him,” she said in an interview in her apartment.
She said, more than three decades ago when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company. She sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before.
About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her.
According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
She fled to the back of the plane. “It was an assault,” she said.
Ms. Leeds has told the story to at least four people close to her, who also spoke with The New York Times.
In another case, People Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff published an article accusing Trump of forcibly kissing her prior to an interview with him and wife Melania Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in 2005.
“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us,” Stoynoff recalled. “I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.”
Stoynoff, who says she was left feeling “badly shaken from the incident,” said the innuendo did not stop there.
“You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?” she recounts him saying. “Have you ever been to Peter Luger’s for steaks? I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you.”
Both Ms. Leeds and Ms. Stoynoff said that they’ll support Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, and
Ms. Leeds was initially reluctant to go public with her story but felt compelled to talk about her experience.
“People should know,” she said of Mr. Trump, “this behavior is pervasive and it is real.”