Donald Trump has been mendacity for many years about his much-discussed function in a New York Metropolis mugging incident, in response to a witness who says they had been on the scene of the crime.
The New York Every day Information lately spoke with 43-year-old Kathleen Romeo-Nunez, who was apparently there to see all of it when the assault occurred in 1991.
In no unsure phrases, Romeo-Nunez rubbished Trump’s bravado-laced declare. She stated:
He got here on the tail finish of the occasion. There was no alternative.
To listen to Trump inform it, one solely want consult with the New York Every day Information‘ personal archives. Underneath the headline “Mugger’s Trumped” the previously Trump-friendly tabloid took the longer term president kind of at his phrase.
Whereas on the way in which to see Paula Abdul carry out on the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Trump was in a limousine with Marla Maples and two others when the passengers observed a criminal offense already in progress.
Trump described his model of the occasion like this, “Somebody within the automotive regarded over and stated, ‘Gee, have a look at that, it’s a mugging,’ I stated to my driver to cease the automotive as a result of it was brutal-looking.” Then, he says, he jumped out and confronted the person, who was wailing on somebody with a baseball bat. Trump continued:
The man with the bat checked out me, and I stated, ‘Look, you’ve gotta cease this. Put down the bat,’ I suppose he acknowledged me as a result of he stated, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do something mistaken.’ I stated, ‘How may you not do something mistaken if you’re whacking a man with a bat?’ Then he ran away.
An nameless supply, alleged to have additionally witnessed the crime and its abrupt conclusion, verified Trump’s story on the time, noting that the actual property mogul stated, “Put that bat down. What are you doing?” earlier than the assailant spoke with Trump and fled.
Not so, stated Romeo-Nunez, who was 16-years-old on the time. She described what she noticed as she exited a retailer close to midtown Manhattan, “A automotive pulls up, he will get out, individuals acknowledge his presence. He’s wanting round, seeing what’s occurring. Then he bought again in and left.”
The incident was by no means reported to authorities.
As for Trump’s latest declare that he would have personally entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida final month, Romeo-Nunez stated, “I extremely doubt that he would do this.”
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