Donald Trump faced many hurdles this week on the campaign trail. This was escalated when The New York Times printed a story in which many women accused the GOP presidential nominee of sexual assault. Just a few days later, one of the women has already been exposed as a liar.
Here’s an excerpt from the story, where Jessica Leeds, 74, claims to have been groped by Trump during a 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.
It didn’t take long for a Twitter user to point out that Leeds story was taken almost word-for-word from Velvet Underground.
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) October 13, 2016