Here is the truth the media isn’t willing to show…
Trump can be seen grabbing Johnson’s shoulders and leaning in to the side of her face opposite the camera. Before Trump moves on to interact with other people in the RV, Johnson can be heard telling the future president, “We’re going to get you in the White House. I’ll see you in February.”
Johnson first sued Trump earlier this year, alleging that Trump’s actions traumatized her and that the campaign discriminated against her by paying her less than her white, male colleagues. The video was recovered by Trump’s legal team, through discovery in that lawsuit.
In a court filing Wednesday, Charles Harder, one of Trump’s attorneys, portrayed the video as a ruinous rebuke to Johnson’s account of the kiss.
“In watching the Video, the only conclusion a reasonable person could reach is that the exchange was an innocent moment between a dedicated campaign staffer and the candidate for whom she was working — who was appreciative that she had just spent eight months away from her family on the campaign trail for his campaign,” Harder wrote in a court filing about the video.
Harder continued that Johnson’s allegations “that Mr. Trump ‘forcibly’ kissed her, and kissed her ‘on the mouth,’ are entirely false.”
Johnson’s legal team, however, reached the opposite conclusion after watching the video.
“Now, whether or not everybody will have been equally offended by that is, you know, an open question. But Alva was,” Zavareei said. “And she testified exactly why. She testified that she didn’t really know how to take it when it happened, that she was confused by it and felt uncomfortable.”
Johnson has previously alleged that she did not fully comprehend what happened to her until months later.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” he said. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”