[VIDEO] Trump ‘Forcibly Kissing Lips’ of Campaign Staffer Released: They Had it the Whole Time
Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, claimed that Donald J. Trump “forcibly kissed her on the lips” and sued Trump on Feb. 25 for battery and discrimination based on her race and gender. Trump’s lawyers say she lied and have now released actual video of the incident. It’s a pretty damning 15-second video clip – and you should make up your mind yourself on the incident.
Johnson, who is black, said Trump forcibly kissed her in a campaign RV during a stop in Florida on Aug. 24, 2016. Personal lawyer to the President, Charles Harder, says video footage caught on a cellphone, “proves that Plaintiff has no legitimate claim for battery. It also proves that Plaintiff and her counsel have lied repeatedly to this Court.”
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Politico reports Johnson claimed in her initial lawsuit that Trump had “grasped her hand and did not let go. He tightened his grip on Ms. Johnson’s hand and leaned towards her. He moved close enough that she could feel his breath on her skin,” the lawsuit stated.
Johnson then said that she “suddenly realized that Defendant Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth, and attempted to avoid this by turning her head to the right. Defendant Trump kissed her anyway, and the kiss landed on the corner of her mouth.”
According to the Daily Caller, “Johnson’s story was picked up by numerous news outlets, including The Washington Post and New Yorker. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes also interviewed an emotional Johnson a day after the lawsuit was filed. Hayes drew comparisons between Johnson’s allegations and the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape released on Oct. 7, 2016 that shows Trump speaking of grabbing women by the genitals and forcibly kissing them.”
Does this look like someone “forcibly kissing” this woman “on the lips” to you?
Via the Daily Caller:
The video, which was recorded by Brian Hayes, a campaign volunteer, shows Trump among a group that included Johnson, campaign workers, law enforcement officers and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
As Trump appears to be speaking to an unidentified man, Johnson is heard off camera telling Trump that she had been “away from my family for eight months for you.”
Trump turns toward Johnson and places his hands on her shoulders, while kissing her lightly on her right cheek.
Johnson smiled and said, “Eight months for you.”“We’re going to get you in the White House and I’ll see you in February,” she adds.
Johnson, who sought a job in the Trump White House, confirmed during a deposition Monday that the incident on video is the one she described in her lawsuit.
Harder, one of Trump’s attorneys, portrayed the video as a ruinous rebuke to Johnson’s account of the kiss. “In watching the Video, the only conclusion a reasonable person could reach is that the exchange was an innocent moment between a dedicated campaign staffer and the candidate for whom she was working — who was appreciative that she had just spent eight months away from her family on the campaign trail for his campaign,” Harder wrote in a court filing about the video.
Harder continued that Johnson’s allegations “that Mr. Trump ‘forcibly’ kissed her, and kissed her ‘on the mouth,’ are entirely false.” What do you think – honestly?
Do you think it possibly can be because she didn’t get that cushy White House job?
Johnson’s legal team, however, reached the opposite conclusion after watching the video. Hassan Zavareei, a lawyer for Johnson, told VICE News that the kiss described in the lawsuit constitutes battery. The video, he said, “corroborates exactly what Alva says.”
“Now, whether or not everybody will have been equally offended by that is, you know, an open question. But Alva was,” Zavareei said. “And she testified exactly why. She testified that she didn’t really know how to take it when it happened, that she was confused by it and felt uncomfortable.”
Hassan Zavareei, a lawyer for Ms Johnson, admitted in a statement not everyone would have felt “violated” by the encounter but said his client felt “confused and uncomfortable” by Mr Trump’s kiss.
Yeah, no kidding? Watch the video and ask yourself if she was uncomfortable?
Her lawyer continues: “Like he has done with so many other women, Defendant Trump violated norms of decency and privacy by kissing Ms. Johnson on the lips without her consent.”
This is why people hate lawyers. They lie.