Last week a bunch of women accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. One of them, Jessica Leeds told the New York Times this week that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump on a plane back in the late 1970’s or early 80’s.
Leeds claims that Trump raised an armrest that was separating them and began groping her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. But Trump supporters insist that she’s lying because they say that first class seats don’t have armrests that can move.
Trump spokeswoman, and all around crazy woman, Katrina Pierson, appeared on CNN and said Leeds was lying, because armrests in First Class during the early 80’s did not raise. Here was that wonderful interview:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 13, 2016
But as it turns out, Pierson had NO IDEA what she was talking about.
The Braniff Foundation, a nonprofit organization that documents and preserves the history of Braniff Airways, just released a flight attendant manual from 1979 proving that armrests on Braniff’s Boeing 727 airplanes could move. Other airlines from the time also had first class seats with moveable armrests.
The 1979 manual for Braniff flight attendants explained that “the arm rests in first class are removable by pulling up.” According to Ben Cass, founder of the Braniff Foundation, it would’ve taken “two seconds” to move the armrest.
So, unfortunately for Trump, his attempt at debunking his accuser failed…