Trump’s Peeping Tom admission on Howard Stern should get much more attention than it’s received
BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday that Trump also walked through the dressing rooms at the 2000 Miss USA pageant, where he watched the naked contestants prepare backstage.
“I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump tells Howard Stern. The recordings were released by CNN on Saturday.
Trump continues, “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”
His words to Stern echo similar statements that were recorded on the 2005 tapes, in which Trump suggests that he can do whatever he wants with women because of his status.
In the spring, a former Miss New Hampshire told BuzzFeed a similar account of the incident, noting that Trump walked through the dressing rooms during the 2000 pageant and stared at the women while they were undressed.
She said at the time, “The time that he walked through the dressing rooms was really shocking. We were all naked.” The Trump campaign denied in May that such an incident ever occurred.
— Trump boasted of owning Miss USA pageant so he could watch naked contestants backstage: report, Erin Corbett, Raw Story, yesterday
If there’s any meaningful difference between this and someone peeping through his neighbor’s bedroom window when she’s changing her clothes, I wouldn’t know what that would be. Yet this has received almost no attention.
I’m curious: Do all those Trump fans who pass off the Boys-on-the-Bus admission of serial sexual assault as locker room banter think this, too, is what men in their mid-50s do? And talk about in the locker room?
I’m betting that this qualified as criminal voyeurism under New Jersey’s criminal code, even all the way back in 2000. Maybe Chris Christie, who’s still that state’s governor, can tell us.
His racist supporters do not care what he does or says as long as they hear the “dog whistles”!
Definitely true. But as I just said to Joel, there are other people for whom this–the bald creepiness of it–could be the final straw.
Trump’s base is a cult. Their dear leader can do no wrong.
That’s exactly what they are. But I think this would upset some people who’ve been in the Trump because in their social set that’s the “in” thing to do especially given the hatred for Clinton. And it could be the deciding factor for, say, Rust Belt blue-collar voters who badly want things shaken up but who, for other reasons, are being to wonder whether Trump is really for them or instead against them.
That confession by Trump is seriously creepy.
Although you feel that Trump taking a peek at some of the worlds most beautiful woman is such a mortal sin and felony. I would be willing to bet that most men even at age 50 would still take the peek. Contrary to everything you have said so far you just don’t understand men if you really think that they should pass on that opportunity especially if they thought that there was a low probability of getting caught. Are you kidding me? Trump must have thought he died and went to heaven…As for fairness in reporting you should also present both sides of the story. So because that you won’t, will show some of the things that HRC has said in the past to reveal her truer character traits. It is so bad that you must to go see it yourself because I cannot reprint it here…Go see Politics by Truth Feed News on 6-24-16 from Christina Plantz if you think that HRC is such a saint.You will get the other side of the story as HRC talks like the locker room coach, not the players. But then again there are plenty of people out there that hear this kind of talk and some do themselves as just everyday living.
Wow. You’re a pretty creepy guy, Mr. Ryan. Bet you’re big on law-and-order and all that–with exceptions, I guess.
You are being too kind to him. He is not just creepy, he is clueless.
Somehow he thinks this is about the fact that men like to look at naked women.
Michelle Obama made that point in her wonderful speech in NH on Thursday. She said his calling that locker room banter is an affront to all the decent men in this country–which has been my thought, exactly.
I’ve been trying to imagine the men I’ve known during my lifetime, ones I’ve known well and ones I’ve known only casually, including the ones I know now, talking like that. I can’t think of a single one who would talk like that. Not even one of them.
Not even one of them.
Don’t waste your breath attacking me go see the info that the MSNM will not discuss or share. Perhaps you should take a look at what Paul CraigRoberts.org or TED Today.com has to say today about it. There was no news story or follow up of any kind by any MSNM outlet about the Mr. Marc Turi story of him being scapegoated by HRC and the DOJ ? Perhaps the real problem is the 1% wants to remove Trump by any means because they know they can manipulate HRC to do the things they want. This puts Trump up against not only the Clinton cartel but the White House, the DOJ, the FBI, the MSNM and many of the established elite of the GOP. That is a lot of support for the !%ers in my view that Trump is up against and most the 99% do not even know about. If they did they would not be voting for HRC..So sad how many peoples voice and opinions with so much privilege and sway can be lost in the fog of distortion and corruption of the political economy of the 1%ers…There is no doubt in my mind that if HRC wins the election this country will be sailing in the wrong direction for many years to come and will have great undo able and long lasting damage to our country for many years to come….
Someone else said it as simple as possible for what is nothing shy of a terrifying complex situation…. ‘Clueless’-That is what some Trump supporters seem to be. It’s so strange… How is it that SO MANY OF US are behooved at how others support Trump & think that he actually knows what he’s talking about? Or that Trump has serious, sensible, solid, EDUCATED policy proposals. Heck, according to a fellow student, he didn’t even take an economics course!
Did his supporters even hear him at the town hall debate? Talk about ‘talking in circles’… He has NO self control, is totally impulsive and in an aggressive manner. He cannot stay focused without a freakin teleprompter! Like a whiny child, he argues with moderators even. I just don’t get it! Trump supporters *and Trump, act like: ‘Trump’s rape cases are not as bad as others’ are’. IT MAKES NO SENSE to trust a man like him, for ANYTHING to do with the responsibility of our nation.
This is no time for an amateur as potus. A narcissistic, authoritarian, control freak… an immature, insecure, pathological liar should NEVER be in that position. Hillary Clinton is not my choice either but dang… She’s under such a heavy microscope nowadays she’d likely stay on a decent path. At least she’s parroted much of Bernie’s stances & we’d survive much better with her choices for scotus. She certainly won’t be REVERSING what progress we have made that Trump threatens to undo.
Welcome to AB. First time posts always go to moderation.
Yes, let me welcome you here, too. Thanks for commenting–especially since I agree with everything you say. 🙂
“This is no time for an amateur as potus.”
On the contrary, an amateur is one who does a thing for the love of it, not for the money. We DO need an amateur.