Failed presidential nominee and current Utah Sen. Mitt Romney just stabbed President Donald Trump in the back again.
While speaking with CNN, Romney demanded an investigation into allegations from Ell Magazine “advice” columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of “raping” her over two decades ago.
“It’s a very serious allegation,” Romney said, arguing that it required more “evaluation.”
When asked who should lead the investigation, Romney didn’t have an answer: “Whether it’s Congress or whether it’s another setting, I’m not sure.”
In her new book, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” Carroll claims Trump raped her in the mid-1990s, when she was 52 years old, while they were at the Bergdorf hotel in New York.
Carroll has been on a media blitz for her book, but every time she is pressed about her allegations, she actually destroys her own allegations.
The Elle Magazine “advice” columnist has refused to actually say Trump physically raped her and, more importantly, her story seems to keep changing.
Last Friday, she told MSNBC that she would not press charges against Trump because it would be “disrespectful” to immigrant women who are raped “around the clock.”
She also deflected when asked for details about the alleged attack and whether it was actually “rape.”
When grilled on Monday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Carroll again deflected and said she will not be pressing charges because she’s been informed that the statute of limitations on the case has run out.
Her interview on CNN fell apart so quickly that Cooper literally cut the segment short and jumped to commercial break after Carroll started talking about the “sexy” connotation of rape and rape fantasies on-air.
“I wasn’t thrown on the ground and ravished,” the accuser said. “Which, the word rape has so many sexual connotations,” she claimed. “This was not — this was not sexual. It just, it hurt —.”
Carroll has gone from claiming Trump “raped” her to now claiming that the alleged incident is “definitionally” rape.
Trump has also vehemently denied the accusation.
“I’ve never met this person in my life,” Trump said of Carroll in the statement released on Friday.
He added: “She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section. … False accusations diminish the severity of real assault. All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms.”
While she still has to make her rounds on the typical anti-Trump outlets including ABC’s snake pit “The View,” it doesn’t bode well for Carroll given she was cut off by CNN.
And, this is yet another example of Romney backstabbing Trump every chance he gets.