Sunday, 23 October 2016
Some Sympathy For Donald Trump
I’ll say this very softly: I do have just a suggestion of sympathy for Donald Trump! It happened quite suddenly, taking me by surprise - when the Porn Queen appeared on the scene with her enthusiastic allegations. First of all a decade or so ago he kissed her without permission . Now if you were a trainee librarian or a Norland Nanny trustingly accepting an invitation into his hotel room that could have been a bit of a shock, coming out of the blue from a guy like Donald. On the other hand if you are contemplating a career as a Porn Queen possibly you would need to harden up a little and try to understand that some men DO go too far and grab an illicit kiss or two and I’ll go further and say that there would be some Norland Nannies who wouldn’t have been totally traumatized. In fact worse has happened where predatory men are concerned as those among us who have been the victims of serious sexual assault will testify – it’s not all that unusual, and was certainly run of the mill twenty years or so ago. I’d go so far as to say that on this occasion Mr Trump’s behaviour was gentlemanly, almost gallant. He offered her a large sum of money to spend the night with him and when she turned him down because of commitments elsewhere the next day that she didn’t want to be late for, he even said he’d loan her his private jet. As one of her business slogans is purported to be Sex For Sale, why on earth did she turn him down in the first place? He would have been ideal material to cut her teeth on in preparation for her chosen career. Though this may make me unpopular I have to admit that trying to find the slightest bit of empathy for the Porn Queen is tough. On balance I’m with Donald on this one!