They are a study in how to utterly incriminate one's self in a rape case.
He made it absolutely clear, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he is in fact the kind of man who feels perfectly entitled to rape any woman he thinks he can get away with raping.
No wonder that the judge is giving him an extra few days in which to decide whether he might actually want to testify in his own defense after declaring he wasn't going to. Boy this judge is bending over backwards for him. But given all the evidence presented by Carroll's attorneys and the fact that Trump refused to testify in his own defense... he's pretty much dead meat.
My favorite part was when he declared, as if it exonerated him from ever being suspected of raping her, that "she wasn't his type". Only to then not be able to tell the difference between pictures of her and his previous wife. You just can't make this stuff up!
Clips from Trump’s deposition shown at E. Jean Carroll trial
Jurors at the trial hearing E. Jean Carroll’s case against former President Trump were shown footage from the former president’s 2022 deposition, where he defended infamous comments he made in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape.
During the deposition, Trump was showed the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape that included comments he made about grabbing women sexually without asking for their permission, NBC News reported.
The tape previously served as the catalyst for controversy in October 2016, when the footage was originally unveiled to the American public a month before the presidential election.
“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,” he said in the “Access Hollywood” tape, later adding, “Grab ’em by the p—-.”
When asked about the remarks, he replied, “Well, historically, that’s true with stars.”
NBC reported that when he was pressed further on whether it was true that stars could grab women sexually, he said, “Well, that’s what — if you look over the last million years, I guess that’s been largely true. Not always, but largely true. Unfortunately or fortunately.” ["...OR FORTUNATELY"?!?!?]
When Carroll’s lawyer asked if Trump considered himself a “star,” he said, “I think you can say that, yeah.”
Trump, who has said that he could not have raped Carroll because she is “not his type,” also mistook a photo of Carroll for his second wife, Marla Maples, during the deposition. Reuters reported that Trump was shown a black-and-white photo of the former president talking to people at an event, to which he said, “It’s Marla.”