Another day, another lawsuit for Trump. This time, a former aide, who is a Black woman, for 45 during the 2016 election campaign says he kissed her without her consent.
According to NBC News, “Alva Johnson, 43, alleges that Trump singled her out prior to the rally in Tampa, Florida, and then forcibly kissed her — which the suit says amounts to common law battery — on a campaign recreational vehicle in the presence of other campaign aides.” This incident reportedly happened in August of 2016.
In the 39-page suit, Johnson claimed she turned her head to avoid Trump’s lips but the kiss landed on the side of her mouth. Johnson said she “felt reduced to just another object” of Trump’s “unwanted sexual attention.” Johnson added she “was nothing more than a sexual object he felt entitled to dominate and humiliate.”
Johnson was also accusing the “Trump campaign of gender and race discrimination, alleging in the lawsuit that she was paid less than her white or male colleagues despite her success organizing volunteers and planning rallies, among other duties.”
“This accusation is absurd on its face,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders babbled in a statement. “This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple, highly credible eyewitness accounts.”
Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany ranted, “The Trump campaign has never discriminated based on race, ethnicity, gender or any other basis. Any allegation suggesting otherwise is off-base and unfounded.” Witnesses in Trump’s camp deny all of Johnson’s allegations.
If you are wondering why the Alabama native even joined the campaign of sexist, racist and accused sexual predator, her logic was, “She thought Trump’s business acumen would help poor Black residents in her home state. She said she was feeling disillusioned by President Barack Obama, for whom she voted in 2008 and 2012.”
Johnson left the campaign in October of 2016, after the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape surfaced. That said, in a May 2017 Alabama radio interview, she said, “He is more incredible in person than I think you would even think as you see him on TV… He’s just the nicest guy. … He treats everyone as if they are a part of his family.” She allegedly was expecting to be given a job as “second-in-command” at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.
Her lawyer explains this quote by saying she was locked into a nondisclosure agreement at the time and was “saying what she thought Trump and his supporters wanted.”