Shulham first acknowledges the dozens of accusations of sexual assault and harassment women have brought against Donald Trump over the years, to the point that they’ve become inseparable from his political identity. But not only has this not impacted Trump’s success, it’s also led him to endorse several candidates for office who have been accused by those who know them of domestic violence, threatening behavior, or sexual harassment. Like attracts like, as the saying goes.
Rob Porter, Steve Bannon, and Roy Moore each get a mention, but Shuham goes into more detail when describing the accusations levied against other Trump cronies like Herschel Walker, who has a history of domestic abuse and mental health issues.
Nominating a guy with several domestic abuse charges, questionable business practices and psychological issues who doesn’t live in the State is very “On Brand” for the #GQP
— Jay Rouse (@JayRouseDC) November 6, 2021
Trump’s choice in Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell, has been credibly accused by his wife, who has made multiple claims of domestic violence against the candidate as part of a years-long child custody dispute, including that he physically abused their children, choked her, and pinned her down and called her “a whore.”
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 9, 2021
Then there’s Max Miller, whom former White House communications director Stephanie Grisham about in a Washington Post opinion piece. Grisham related that Trump and his wife, Melania, “didn’t seem to care” when she told them that her recently-ended relationship with Miller had turned violent.
What do Larry Elder, Herschel Walker, Sean Parnell, Max Miller, and Eric Greitens have in common? They're five top GOP candidates for office this year who have been accused of *physical violence* by women.
They deny the claims.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 10, 2021
Read Daniel Shuham’s full piece here.