Obviously President Trump isn’t afraid of affection. He holds the handshake as long as possible. For example, the exchange with French President Emmanuel Macron.
2016 campaign staffer Alva Johnson took things a step further. She said that then-candidate Donald Trump kissed her against her will.
Was Trump really walking up to women on his staff and planting a kiss on their mouths? Or was she the only one? The White House has came out strongly against Johnson’s claims of how the situation went down.
Per The Washington Post:
In interviews with The Washington Post, and in the lawsuit, Alva Johnson said Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the lips as he exited an RV outside the rally in Tampa on Aug. 24, 2016. Johnson said she turned her head and the unwanted kiss landed on the side of her mouth, which she called “super-creepy and inappropriate.”
“I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it,” she said. “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.”
Johnson said she told her boyfriend, mother and stepfather about the incident later that day, an account all three confirmed to The Post. Two months later, Johnson consulted a Florida attorney about the unwanted kiss; he gave The Post text messages showing that he considered her “credible” but did not take her case for business reasons. The attorney gave Johnson the name of a therapist, whose notes, which The Post reviewed, reference an unspecified event during the campaign that had left her distraught.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Johnson’s allegation as “absurd on its face.”
“This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts,” she wrote.
Two Trump supporters that Johnson identified as witnesses — a campaign official and Pam Bondi, then the Florida attorney general — denied seeing the alleged kiss in interviews with The Post.
The left has not yet learned you can’t believe President Trump’s accusers. They continue to jump to conclusions.
Sarah Sanders on new allegation against Trump by former campaign staffer Alva Johnson: “This accusation is absurd on its face. This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts.”
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) February 25, 2019
Trump campaign staffer says he gave her unwanted kiss on her mouth before Florida rally in 2016. “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face,” Alva Johnson told the Post. White House denies it happened. With @Alice_Crites https://t.co/buYmiY9rKb
— Beth Reinhard (@bethreinhard) February 25, 2019
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 25, 2019