During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, an Access Hollywood tape emerged from the Washington Post, where you could clearly hear then-candidate Donald Trump state:
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. 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. Grab ’em by the p–sy. You can do anything.”
Many people expected that the tape would cost Trump any chance he had at winning the general election, but here we sit, two years later, and Trump is now the President of the United States, the leader of this country and a the role model to many.
Unfortunately when Presidents say things, there are people who believe these things to be fact. This happened to be the case early this week, when a criminal complaint was filed against a passenger named Bruce Michael Alexander on a Southwest Airlines Flight from Houston, Texas to New Mexico.
Alexander is alleged to have grabbed a woman’s breast twice while he sat behind her on the flight to New Mexico. At one point, the victim stood up, turned around, and yelled at Alexander to stop, prior to asking a flight attendant to be reseated.
According to the police report, after Alexander was placed into hand cuffs and put into the police vehicle, he “stated that the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab a woman by their private parts.”
Apparently this man believes it’s OK to sexually assault a woman simply because President Trump says so. Alexander was arrested for probable cause of violating 18 U.S. Code § 2244 – Abusive sexual contact.