While Trump was not present when the incident occurred, lawyers for the plaintiff want to question him to determine if he is responsible for his employees’ conduct. While we can’t say for sure if the former real estate developer instructed his security team to allegedly assault the plaintiffs, he’s obviously a huge fan of violence, having told supporters at a rally to “knock the crap out of” protesters, instructed police officers to let suspects’ heads knock against the side of their squad cars, and insisted that a violent insurrection that left five people dead was justified.
Trump’s lawyers did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
In addition to next week’s deposition, Trump has also been ordered by a separate judge to answer questions under oath by December 23, in the defamation suit brought against him by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, who accused Trump of defaming her when he denied her allegations of sexual assault. According to Zervos, during a meeting to discuss a job, Trump thrust his genitals on her and groped her breast. As Trump declared during the infamous Access Hollywood tape, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women—I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy.”
In related news, in December 2020 and February 2021, respectively, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were deposed under oath by D.C.’s attorney general, and it certainly seemed as though they lied about their involvement in their father’s 2017 inauguration. So there’s probably at least a tiny possibility Trump will also fail to tell the truth.
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Insane Texas school district declares teachers must include “opposing” perspectives on the Holocaust in classrooms
As we‘ve noted a number of times around these parts, Texas has rapidly become an uninhabitable hellhole that should pop up on Zillow when people are looking at properties at Guantanamo Bay as a “neighborhood you might also be interested in.” Abortion has effectively been banned at six weeks, the governor practically insists everyone must get COVID, you can carry a gun without a license, background check, or training, and Ted Cruz could be lurking around the corner, unless he’s en route to Cancún. Oh, and now at least one school district is insisting teachers give equal weight to Holocaust deniers as they do to people who actually accept the fact that the Holocaust happened.
Per NBC News:
A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News. Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment Friday afternoon during a training session on which books teachers can have in classroom libraries. The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent’s complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth-grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom. A Carroll staff member secretly recorded the Friday training and shared the audio with NBC News.
“Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979,” Peddy said in the recording, referring to a new Texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust,” Peddy continued, “that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”