A campaign worker from Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign just dropped a bombshell on Monday.
Alva Johnson, 43, alleges in a lawsuit that then-candidate Trump tried to kiss her during a rally in Florida on August 24, 2016.
According to the lawsuit, Trump grabbed her hand and tried to kiss her. She claims she saw him going “for my lips,” so she immediately turned her head.
However, according to Johnson, Trump managed to kiss her on the corner of her mouth. Johnson stated, “I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it.”
The lawsuit, which is seeking emotional pain and suffering, also claims discrimination. Johnson, an African American mother of 4, maintains she was paid less than her male colleagues for doing the same job.
Not So Fast
Immediately upon hearing about the lawsuit, Sarah Sanders, Trump’s press secretary, denied any wrongdoing on the part of Trump.
Additionally, two witnesses cited in the lawsuit who were in the vehicle at the time of the incident denied the account.
Pam Bondi, who served as the Florida Attorney General, stated, “Do I recall seeing anything inappropriate? 100 percent no.”
She added, “I’m a prosecutor, and if I saw something inappropriate, I would have said something.”
The second witness, Karen Giorno, who served as the director for the Florida campaign, also said that this alleged kiss “absolutely did not happen.”
This appears to be nothing more than a blatant smear attempt and a very weak shakedown effort by Johnson.
Hopefully, this does not serve as a precursor to what we can expect to see in 2020 as the presidential campaign goes into full swing.