It will be a lot easier to demonstrate Trump not being proved to be a rapist than a racist.Ceisiwr wrote: ↑Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm Mr Man
I do not know that Trump has committed rape. Trump has not been found to have committed rape. If I say that Trump is a racist that is lying and slander.So if Ceisiwr does not know if Trump has committed rape Ceisiwr cannot know if Bhante Sujato has committed slander. It's that simple.
We're dealing with how much weight people want to put on word of mouth. It is word of mouth from a few claimants that Trump inappropriately gropes women. Trump actually brags of this himself so we can assume he at least sometimes does this. AFAIK, the rape allegations stem from his wife during a messy divorce, and she has since walked them back. Did she walk them back because she was saying them out of emotion and frustration and they were technically untrue allegations, or did she walk them back because rape is very hard to prove in a court of law and it would be easier for Trump to sue her for libel than she sue him for rapes that were old even by the time she was saying they happened.
At best, it can be construed as not lying to say that Trump seems to enjoy touching women who do not necessarily want to be touched by him. This could range from "grabbing someone by the p¿$$¥" or an awkward hug or an unwelcome hand on the shoulder. All of these are things that can be considered sexual assault in a court, if we want to stick to trying to use what flies and does not fly in court as a measure of these things.