Friday, October 14, 2016

Attempt to debunk latest sexual assault accusation crashes and burns

ThisWeek reports that Trump spokeswoman says airplane armrests debunk sexual assault accusation.

That was live on the Don Lemon show.

Donald Trump's surrogates have attempted to deny a torrent of accusations of sexual harassment and assault plaguing the Republican nominee, to varying degrees of success. One of the less impressive attempts came from Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, who denied a story by The New York Times accusing Trump of groping a woman on an airplane because "we're talking about the early 1980s."

"Back then, you had planes, what, a DC-9, a DC-10, and MD-80, 707, and maybe an L-1011?" Pierson told Don Lemon. "First-class seats have fixed armrests … There are fixed seats on first class, so if it happened, it wasn't by Donald Trump."

See the video here.

The entire CNN panel snickered through Pierson's lame defense, with Lemon finally interrupting: "Okay Katrina," he said. "We'll get our aviation expert here to talk about the airplane."

But before they could return to the question of armrests, the internet had already started to fact-check.

Here's the rundown on first class seating on 80s vintage planes. Pierson, it is shown, is wrong.

It looks like Pierson memorized all those plane models for naught.

h/t Jana Eaton

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