The Assumption of Entitlement to Female Bodies From Men Like Trump

Following the admission by Rudy Giuliani that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the payoff to Stormy Daniels, the president went on a Twitter spree.

Notice how he feels the need to educate all of us peons about what life is like for celebrities and people of wealth. Elitist much?

While most people are getting caught up in the legal ramifications of all of this, Anna North captures a point that none of us should miss.

…even more shocking than that admission is the fact that Thursday’s tweets are a totally straightforward explanation of how powerful people like Trump can use their wealth to manipulate others and cover up any information they want hidden. It’s essentially the same process by which producer Harvey Weinstein and other wealthy men have been able to hide allegations of harassment and other misconduct for years. The result: Men with money can abuse ordinary people and face no repercussions for their actions, beyond a few payouts here and there.

Both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who also says she had an affair with Trump, have helped expose this system by suing to break their nondisclosure agreements. But Trump himself just gave everyone a firsthand look at the way the system works — and made clear he believes that money and celebrity entitle him to do whatever he wants without facing consequences.

That is exactly what Trump was bragging about on the Access Hollywood tape.

You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful…I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything…grab ’em by the p***y.

Anyone who has been paying attention for a while now is aware of the fact that Donald Trump thinks his “money and celebrity entitle him to do whatever he wants without facing consequences.” That includes being able to treat women like sexual objects whose sole purpose is to gratify his urges. He’s certainly not the only rich man who believes that. It is simply repulsive that in 2018 a man like that occupies the White House.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly.