A CNN story describes how, in 1994, Donald Trump took Polaroid photos of Playboy Playmates as part of a press event promoting a Playmate search to represent the magazine’s 40th anniversary.
For the record, Trump was not accused of any wrongdoing. In fact the Playmates and and other Playboy employees described him as a good-humored professional, who responded to Playboy‘s invitations. Trump was a single man at the time.
Of course, Trump’s real crime is that he is the 2016 Republican nominee for president.
Check out the salacious details CNN lays out:
In that video — a 1994 VHS tape obtained by CNN titled “Playboy Centerfold” — Trump takes part in Playboy magazine’s search for its 40th anniversary Playmate.
The scenes featuring Trump do not contain nudity or sexually explicit content, but other scenes in the movie depict fully nude women seductively rubbing themselves in different scenarios.
In one scene, Trump interviews a potential model, asking her what qualities she possesses that would make her the right choice for the 40th anniversary cover.
“I believe that it’s not just beauty, I think it’s an attitude,” the model says. “I think it has a lot to do with personality and an attitude. I think Playboy really represents that, and I believe that I have that, and I have what it takes to represent them.”
“Well I think you have what it takes too,” Trump replies. “And I think everyone in this room thinks you have what it takes also.”
Anything else, CNN?
How about what else was going on a four-hour drive south in 1994?
How about Paula Jones coming forward in 1994 to accuse Clinton of sexually propositioning her while she was an Arkansas state employee and he was governor.
There were more scandals in those years of the Clinton administration, but none of them brought the nation to a halt like the the president’s two-year affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
It was the relationship with Lewinsky that led to Clinton’s 1998 impeachment and it was that relationship that forever stained the Oval Office, the president’s study, the hallway between the Oval Office and the study and the restroom adjacent to the Oval Office.
Seems a bigger deal that a few Polaroids.