To The Daily Sun,
In response to Eric T. Rottenecker's letter to the editor of Nov. 4, I am submitting the following:
Let's not forget the many scandals of Donald Trump:
The Republican nominee faces a series of allegations of sexual assault.
The Republican nominee's rather lascivious attitude toward women has never been something he shied away from. Indeed, he has boasted for years of his conquests and his gleeful objectification of women.
Trump's trouble began on Oct. 7, when The Washington Post released a video in which Trump boasts of sexually assaulting women. "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful ... I just start kissing them," Trump said. "It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything." He added, "Grab them by the (genitals). You can do anything."
Years ago, his first wife Ivana Trump accused him of marital rape, though she later recanted.
Trump is facing a civil lawsuit from a Jane Doe, who alleges that Trump raped her in 1994, when she was 13 years old, at parties hosted by the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who Trump called a friend. That lawsuit is scheduled to proceed in December, and Trump could be forced to testify under oath.
Twelve women have accused him of varying degrees of sexual exploitation or assault.
While many of the Clinton cases involve suspicion and shadowy links, many of Trump's are fully documented in court cases and legal proceedings.
The breadth of Trump's controversies is truly huge, ranging from allegations of mafia ties to unscrupulous business dealings, and from racial discrimination to alleged marital rape. They stretch over more than four decades, from the mid-1970s to the present day. To catalogue the full sweep of allegations would require thousands of words and lump together the trivial with the truly scandalous. Including business deals that have simply failed, without any hint of impropriety, would require thousands more.
Not only is there and ongoing lawsuit involving rape, he's involved in an ongoing lawsuit regarding Trump University and the bilking of millions of dollars from unsuspecting students.
He's been sued for racial discrimination in housing rentals and for unfair labor practices, not paying his workers and contractors the wages and fees due to them.
Is this a man who will really care about you or the future of your children? Will he care about our alliances to our allies abroad? Will he feel justified in using nuclear weapons against out enemies if they insult him and why not because "why would we have them if we won't use them"?
Will he respect and protect all of our citizens regardless of race or religion?
Virginia R. Jones
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