Almost Every Woman Has Dealt with a Guy Like This

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Almost Every Woman Has Dealt with a Guy Like This

by baldilocksRestraining_Order

One won­ders how long Megyn Kelly will have to put up with Don­ald Trump’s…ahem…patho­log­i­cal obses­sion with her. Twenty years, maybe? That’s how long British news­reader Selina Scott says she had to put up with the same, along with the atten­dant long-​distance ver­bal abuse.

Dur­ing the two weeks I spent with Trump there were to be heli­copter rides over Man­hat­tan, and pri­vate jet flights to his lav­ish ocean-​side Florida estate, a tro­phy prop­erty once owned by Mar­jorie Mer­ri­weather Post, one of the rich­est women in America.

He invited me to his pool­side party, boasted about his great skills as a bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man, and, most tellingly, intro­duced me to the two most impor­tant women in his life – his then wife Marla and his mother Mary.

I believe it’s not too fan­ci­ful to sug­gest that the key to under­stand­ing Trump is in his atti­tude to women.

As Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host, dis­cov­ered when she asked him about his atti­tude to women (he has called those he dis­likes ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs and dis­gust­ing ani­mals’), the oily smile is replaced with a deep well of hate if he feels he has not emo­tion­ally seduced you.

I know. I’ve been there. My 60-​minute doc­u­men­tary exposed how through bluff, bom­bast and brag­gado­cio, he had con­vinced the Amer­i­can busi­ness com­mu­nity he was far richer than he was, and that while the rest of his rivals were ‘losers’, he knew how to make the US great.

This abil­ity to blag peo­ple into believ­ing he was a com­mer­cial genius was most vividly illus­trated in a heli­copter ride we took over New York. Point­ing to the Empire State Build­ing, he told me he owned it.

What all of it?’ I asked.

Yes, 100 per cent,’ he replied.

Later, for­get­ting he had told me he wholly owned the build­ing, he said he only owned 50 per cent of it which he then con­sid­er­ably reduced. It was the same story with the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

It’s wholly owned by me,’ he said. ‘Are you sure?’ I asked. ‘Well maybe 80 per cent,’ he demurred. ‘Are you quite sure?’ I pressed. He replied: ‘Well it’s actu­ally 50 per cent…’

I showed both asser­tions in my film with many other incon­sis­ten­cies with the telling sound­track It Ain’t Nec­es­sar­ily So.

Trump went bal­lis­tic. Over many years he sent me a series of intim­i­dat­ing let­ters brand­ing me ‘sleazy, unat­trac­tive, obnox­ious and bor­ing.’ He said I was ‘totally uptight’, and that I had begged him for a date. In his dreams!

This vicious tirade was often accom­pa­nied by fanzine news­pa­per cut­tings which pur­ported to show how much money he was making.

He scrawled across the top: ‘Selina you are a major loser.’ Another let­ter declared: ‘Dear Selina, I hear your career is going terribly.

(…)

This harass­ment only stopped when I threat­ened to take legal action against him for effec­tively stalk­ing me.

He said, she said? Sure. But a pat­tern comes into view. Pretty, accom­plished woman who can’t be charmed or intim­i­dated. Same words. Same types of dis­tor­tions. Same unrea­son­able anger. Same inabil­ity to let things go.

Funny thing though. I think that Trump is also try­ing to seduce Amer­ica. I won­der how he’ll react if those advances are spurned.

Actu­ally, I don’t wonder.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocksRestraining_Order

One wonders how long Megyn Kelly will have to put up with Donald Trump’s…ahem…pathological obsession with her. Twenty years, maybe? That’s how long British newsreader Selina Scott says she had to put up with the same, along with the attendant long-distance verbal abuse.

During the two weeks I spent with Trump there were to be helicopter rides over Manhattan, and private jet flights to his lavish ocean-side Florida estate, a trophy property once owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the richest women in America.

He invited me to his poolside party, boasted about his great skills as a billionaire businessman, and, most tellingly, introduced me to the two most important women in his life – his then wife Marla and his mother Mary.

I believe it’s not too fanciful to suggest that the key to understanding Trump is in his attitude to women.

As Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host, discovered when she asked him about his attitude to women (he has called those he dislikes ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals’), the oily smile is replaced with a deep well of hate if he feels he has not emotionally seduced you.

I know. I’ve been there. My 60-minute documentary exposed how through bluff, bombast and braggadocio, he had convinced the American business community he was far richer than he was, and that while the rest of his rivals were ‘losers’, he knew how to make the US great.

This ability to blag people into believing he was a commercial genius was most vividly illustrated in a helicopter ride we took over New York. Pointing to the Empire State Building, he told me he owned it.

‘What all of it?’ I asked.

‘Yes, 100 per cent,’ he replied.

Later, forgetting he had told me he wholly owned the building, he said he only owned 50 per cent of it which he then considerably reduced. It was the same story with the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

‘It’s wholly owned by me,’ he said. ‘Are you sure?’ I asked. ‘Well maybe 80 per cent,’ he demurred. ‘Are you quite sure?’ I pressed. He replied: ‘Well it’s actually 50 per cent…’

I showed both assertions in my film with many other inconsistencies with the telling soundtrack It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Trump went ballistic. Over many years he sent me a series of intimidating letters branding me ‘sleazy, unattractive, obnoxious and boring.’ He said I was ‘totally uptight’, and that I had begged him for a date. In his dreams!

This vicious tirade was often accompanied by fanzine newspaper cuttings which purported to show how much money he was making.

He scrawled across the top: ‘Selina you are a major loser.’ Another letter declared: ‘Dear Selina, I hear your career is going terribly.

(…)

This harassment only stopped when I threatened to take legal action against him for effectively stalking me.

He said, she said? Sure. But a pattern comes into view. Pretty, accomplished woman who can’t be charmed or intimidated. Same words. Same types of distortions. Same unreasonable anger. Same inability to let things go.

Funny thing though. I think that Trump is also trying to seduce America. I wonder how he’ll react if those advances are spurned.

Actually, I don’t wonder.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>

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