Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos today spoke out about how Donald Trump kissed her on numerous occasions and once “thrust his genitals at her.”
She said, “This caused me a great deal of pain and anguish and I felt the need to confront Mr. Trump and ask him to apologize for his behavior. I also thought that he might have been embarrassed by his behavior and this would provide him the opportunity to clear the air.”
Well, after trotting out a dubious witness to refute another claim, the Trump campaign has found a cousin of Zervos’ to take issue with her story.
John Barry, her first cousin, questions what she says now because she spoke about Trump in glowing terms and did not tell her extended family members about how Trump once came onto her in a horrifying manner.
This is his statement in full:
I am completely shocked and bewildered by my cousin, Summer Zervos, and her press conference today. Ever since she was on The Apprentice she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump. For almost a decade, my cousin would talk about how much she looked up to Mr. Trump and viewed him as an inspiration – a success story she wanted to copy. Summer would also talk about how kind and caring Mr. Trump was on the show, and how he would even visit children in hospitals without telling the press. She has praised the good things he’s done for her life, and in fact she converted her friends and our family to become Trump supporters even though we’ve never been active in politics before.
That was until Summer invited Mr. Trump to her restaurant during the primary and he said no. I think Summer wishes she could still be on reality TV, and in an effort to get that back she’s saying all of these negative things about Mr. Trump. That’s not how she talked about him before. I can only imagine that Summer’s actions today are nothing more than an attempt to regain the spotlight at Mr. Trump’s expense, and I don’t think it reflects well.
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