It was recently that the New York Times tried to derail Trump’s campaign by publishing false allegations of him assaulting and groping a number of women in the past, including one during a commercial air flight.
At that moment, sitting at home in Manhattan, Jessica Leeds, 74, felt he was lying to her face. “I wanted to punch the screen,” she said in an interview in her apartment.
More than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company, Ms. Leeds said, she sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before.
About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her.
According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
She fled to the back of the plane. “It was an assault,” she said.
But it appears the story is entirely false, and the New York Times was officially “punked!”
Why is this the case? The words are a key part of a Velvet Underground song, with the lyrics being almost word for word of what her story was.
Whoa. “Like an octopus” line is from a song and previous famous news story. New blog from NYT is a hoax! pic.twitter.com/tjwn0fD2r9
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) 13 October 2016
Listen to the lyrics for yourself:
The owners of the newspaper are large donors of the Clinton Foundation, which explains a lot.
Hillary Clinton spent time in summer 2015 with The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich and made a crack about 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
But the remark didn’t make it into the long profile. Leibovich agreed to give the Clinton campaign veto power over the statements she made.
The revelation comes in Part III of a massive email release from WikiLeaks.
Leibovich evidently gave the campaign the ability to ax quotes as part of a deal for access.