Trump to Attend Rally of Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault

“Due to inclement weather, including the possibility of 60+ mph winds, hailstorms and even possible tornadoes, I will not be traveling to Nebraska tonight,” the former president wrote. in a press release, announcing his arrival on Sunday evening “weather permitting”.

Charles Herbster, a 67-year-old multimillionaire who made his fortune in farming, denies the accusations that have created controversy in this rural and conservative state.

Eight women accuse him

Elected to the state Senate, Julie Slama told the Nebraska Examiner daily that the candidate lifted her skirt and engaged in fondling at a public event in 2019. Seven other women who preferred to remain anonymous also accused. “I’m not looking for media attention or any benefit, I just wasn’t going to lie and say it didn’t happen,” she said in a statement, adding that she was 22. at the time.

Charles Herbster, whose fortune comes in part from the sale of bull semen, must speak near Omaha alongside the ex-president, who has also been accused in recent years of sexual assault or harassment by several women.

According to the Politico site, Donald Trump was informed of the charges against the Nebraska candidate and nevertheless reiterated his support for him by pushing him to defend himself. In his press release, the ex-president thanked Charles Herbster for his “professional work with us”, concluding: “see you Sunday! “.

Not the first time

Former presidential agriculture adviser Charles Herbster denied the charges, which he called a “smear campaign” and “politically motivated lies.”

A key figure in the Republican Party, Donald Trump has supported several personalities with a reputation tainted by accusations of assault or harassment, in particular Rob Porter, a White House collaborator forced to resign in 2018 after being accused violence by his former wives. He also lent his support to ex-Fox News star Bill O’Reilly and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was charged in 2018 with attempted sexual assault as a high school student in the 1980s.

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