Once again the media image of Donald Trump cracks as Trump enthusiastically accepts the endorsement of a rapist …
Trump touts Mike Tyson's support in city where he committed rape
"Mike Tyson endorsed me," Trump told the crowd. "I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike. You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that, OK?
"But Mike said, 'I love Trump. I endorse Trump.' And that's the end. I'm sure he doesn't know about your economic situation in Indiana. But when I get endorsed by the tough ones, I like it, because you know what? We need toughness now. We need toughness." <Source>
Blaming the innocent victim …
Networks Skip Trump Touting Endorsement By Rapist Mike Tyson: ‘We Need Toughness’
Tyson was convicted of raping Sunday school teacher and honor student Desiree Washington. At the time, the New York Times explained, “The woman testified that Mr. Tyson had overpowered her in his hotel room, pinned her on a bed, stripped her, raped her and laughed while she cried in pain and begged him to stop.”
On the February 21, 1992 NBC Nightly News, just a few days after the guilty verdict, Trump offered this cringe-worthy defense of the boxer:
DONALD TRUMP: “It’s my opinion that, to a large extent, Mike Tyson was railroaded in this case... You have a young woman that was in his room, in his hotel late in the evening at her own will. You have a young woman who was seen dancing for the beauty contest, dancing with a big smile on her face. Looked happy as can be.” <Source>
Was it was all about business and trying to buy politicians? …
The Time Donald Trump Tried to Get Mike Tyson Out of Going to Prison for Rape
Trump and Tyson are old friends who did business together in the late 1980s, when the real estate mogul promoted and hosted several of Tyson's fights at his Atlantic City casinos and even fashioned himself for a time as the boxer's "business adviser." And in a largely forgotten episode, Trump came to the boxer's aid during one the darkest moments of Tyson's career—his 1992 conviction for raping a beauty queen. To save the champ from being locked up, Trump pitched a highly controversial proposal that would have essentially allowed Tyson to buy his way out of prison. To some observers, it looked like Trump was engaging in a form of bribery—or at least attempting to rig the system.
Over the years, Tyson's bouts had been highly lucrative for Trump's casinos, which paid millions to host the fights but reaped millions more in revenues from the surge in gambling that resulted during these highly anticipated events. In 1991, Tyson seemed destined for one of the biggest fights of his career, a face-off with then-heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. As the groundwork was laid for this epic bout, it seemed like Trump might lose this event to his competitors in Las Vegas.
Then Tyson was arrested and convicted of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington in Indianapolis. More at: The Time Donald Trump Tried to Get Mike Tyson Out of Going to Prison for Rape | Mother Jones
What did the prosecuting attorney have to say about the endorsement?
Garrison To Trump: "Rapists Are Not Tough Guys"
Excerpts from Garrison’s show …
GREG GARRISON: Mr. Trump, tough is one thing, a serial rapist is quite something else. A 17-year-old girl, her clothes ripped off her, torn, all because in her naivete at 17, the fact that her brother and her father were huge Mike Tyson fans made her feel that she would be absolutely safe with him and boy was she wrong. I’ve been thinking about this all night. Kept me up. You know how I feel about this election stuff. I don’t want to throw rocks at anybody. I have my differences with Mr. Trump. I got a couple with Mr. Cruz. But this is where I want you to listen to me with both of your ears open.
I would ask Mr. Trump if I got to talk to him, you’ve raised daughters. I’m sure you didn’t have a daughter that didn’t do something improvident at some point or son for that matter.
Desiree Washington came to Indiana to compete in a Miss Black America contest. She was a very talented honor student. A Sunday school teacher. No, really. I’m not making that part up. No. So, she agrees to go out on the town with Mr. Tyson, who invited her to do so when he appeared at a rehearsal for the preparation of their big shows in the competition. He called her back. She said sure. What she got for her trouble was raped. Brutally, horribly raped. Tore her clothes. Tore her body. Destroyed her life. I see a news piece from back some time ago when Mr. Trump appears to have suggested it was her fault. I’ll tell you one thing Mr. Trump, had that been your daughter, those words would never have come out of your mouth. And you would never have thought about it.
He gets out of jail after doing three years of nothing but three squares and a rectangle in DOC here, it’s not six months until he rapes another woman.
So what does that mean about Mr. Trump? The leader of the free world needs to be rid of that kind of stuff and maybe considered in his information before he speaks or ingratiates himself to a thug like Mike Tyson.
Bottom line …
It appears more and more that Donald Trump is a low-life, devoid of conservative core values and a lack of knowledge of the constitutional principles that made this nation great. He is a narcissistic opportunist who believes his money, position, and fixers can buy him the presidency.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS