A former anchor for Fox News is now claiming that President Donald Trump attempted to kiss her goodbye, on the lips, about a decade ago in “2005 or 2006.”
While Juliet Huddy cannot remember the exact date, she is now coming forward with news that Trump tried to kiss her goodbye in an elevator. However, she claims that she did not feel threatened by the kiss.
If it did happen, but she was not alarmed by it, why bring it up now, I wonder? Nearly twelve years later and she wants to make a fuss about a goodbye kiss that she seemed flattered by…..Attention seeker?
“He took me for lunch at Trump Tower, just us two,” Huddy continued, “He said ‘goodbye’ to me in an elevator while his security guy was there; rather than kiss me on the cheek he leaned in to kiss me on the lips. I wasn’t offended, I was kind of like, ‘Oh my god.’ ”
“It was a weird moment,” she added, “He never tried anything after that, and I was never alone with him.”
She added that she “didn’t feel threatened,” but was “surprised” that Trump tried to kiss her.
Huddy said that while she was not offended at the time, in hindsight she would have resisted his advances.
“Now I have matured I think I would say, ‘Woah, no,’ but at the time I was younger and I was a little shocked. I thought maybe he didn’t mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses,’ Huddy said.
Trump later joked about the incident, she said. Trump appeared to acknowledge his past with Huddy in an appearance on her Fox News show, saying, “I hit on her but she blew me off.”
Huddy, who appeared on multiple Fox News shows and co-hosted a syndicated show based on New York affiliate channel WNYW, left Fox News after filing a harassment complaint against Bill O’Reilly. She accepted a reported six-figure settlement from Fox’s parent company, 21st Century Fox. O’Reilly was fired earlier this year over sexual harassment allegations.
Huddy added that she was “disappointed” in Trump’s reaction to the O’Reilly news.
“When all the stuff came out about Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump was one of the people who said, ‘I don’t believe this happened and I don’t believe he did it,’ ” she added, “I was actually very disappointed in Trump, I thought, ‘You know what, f— you.’ ”
Huddy’s comments come amid a national conversation about sexual misconduct by powerful men. More than a dozen accusations of sexual harassment and assault were made against Trump during his 2016 campaign. The White House claims the women making such claims are lying.
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