Earlier today, we reported that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump had been accused of raping a 13 year-old sex slave back in 1994. Now, a 1992 video of Trump has surfaced in which he appears to blame a rape victim for what happened to her.
According to ATTN, the footage shows Trump lobby to keep heavyweight-boxing champion Mike Tyson out of jail for raping 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington after he had been sentenced to ten years in prison for the crime. Trump reportedly argued to NBC News that Washington had set herself up to be raped.
“You have a young woman that was in his hotel room late in the evening at her own will,” Trump told NBC “Nightly News” in February of 1992. “You have a young woman seen dancing for the beauty contest — dancing with a big smile on her face, looked as happy as can be.”
“It’s my opinion that to a large extent, Mike Tyson was railroaded in this case,” the business mogul added.
It should be noted that many people at the time, including Black religious and community leaders, were fighting to have Tyson’s sentence reduced. Trump was reportedly set to lose millions if Tyson was locked up and could not participate in fights at his resorts and casinos.
In October of last year, Tyson endorsed Trump when he told the Huffington Post that the business mogul “should be president of the United States.”
“Hell yeah, big time,” he added. “The guy is winning fair and square, he’s not bribing anybody.”
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