(CNN) Donald Trump has actually tried to challenge the females who emerged in current weeks to make sexual attack claims versus him in part by implicating them of looking for “complimentary popularity.”
Five years back, in a relocation that would foreshadow his existing handling of the allegations, Trump openly protected then-Republican prospect for president Herman Cain, who eventually was required to end his project in the middle of claims that he had actually sexually pestered workers and continued a 13-year affair. Cain rejected the claims at the time and was never ever criminally charged.
In a November 2011 interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren after the preliminary allegations versus Cain appeared, Trump stated the ladies, both of whom were still confidential at the time, were looking for popularity.
“They most likely do enjoy their names sprinkled throughout the front pages. And honestly, that’s not a great scenario and I do not believe it’s a reasonable circumstance,” he stated. “And I believe Herman ought to take extremely, extremely strong action, even if he needs to bring a significant claim versus the ladies.”
In the very same interview, Trump, who has actually called himself a “victim” in the context of the claims versus him, stated that Cain was the target of a “witch hunt.”
“I believe it’s a really awful witch hunt and I believe it’s extremely unjust,” Trump stated. “You state, ‘Oh, hey there, beloved, how are you?’ Since you’ve damaged someone’s life, and you get taken legal action against. It’s outrageous. And I believe it’s extremely unreasonable to him. And unless there’s something that we’re not seeing significance you, I, and everyone else I believe it’s a really unjust scenario.”
About 2 weeks later on, after more allegations emerged, Trump stated in another interview with Van Susteren that the allegations were “unproven,” including that, “Nobody understands are they not real or real, however they do not have any evidence or any proof.”
Cain left of the race on December 3. He rejected the accusations, he stated he was suspending his project since of the “ongoing hurt” they had actually triggered him and his household.
When Trump signed up with Sean Hannity on the radio 2 days later on, he concurred with the host’s remark that the accusations were “inexplicably missing out on” proof.
In another interview with Hannity that day, this time on Fox News, Trump stated that if John F. Kennedy had actually been held to the exact same requirement as Cain, he should not have actually been the president.
“Well, it was a hard thing for him,” Trump stated of Cain. “I indicate, they were coming out of the woodwork. And honestly, you understand, I think based upon that John Kennedy should not have been president, right?”