The founder of the Trumpettes, an organisation of women who support Donald Trump, has come out in defence of the Republican nominee’s boasting about sexual assault, saying that “boys will be boys”.
Hollywood journalist. Toni Holt Kramer, turned wealthy socialite, who flits between mansions in Florida and California, compared the 1995 audio recording of a “locker room conversation”, with Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was president.
“I would say a comment like that, when people really think about it, is not nearly as bad as receiving [a sexual favour] in the White House,” she said.
Kramer flies by private jet and has a full-time body guard because she fears the security situation in America (particularly attacks by jihadi group Isil).
Recent polls show Trump has only 27% support among educated women to Hillary Clinton’s 57%.
The Trumpettes want to change that.
The idea was born at a Hilton hotel in Beverley Hills, where Kramer was attending a gala event for an animal welfare charity. “I was standing in the lobby with four friends, and we decided, you know what, we’re going to do something,” she said.
Many of the members are socialites from Palm Beach, the wealthy Florida enclave where Trump has his luxury Mar-a-Lago private club.
They wear large jewels, fur coats and drive Mercedes Benz cars.
Their campaigning efforts are in the same vein: they will soon host an “adopt a Trumpette luncheon“, where members will bring a female friend to entice them to the cause of their “superman”.
Kramer says the group has reached thousands of women from all backgrounds since it was founded.
Her two Hispanic housekeepers, one in California one in Florida, are both Trump supporters and have “recruited their people at the church,” she said.
The Trumpettes can be less politically correct than the outlandish presidential candidate they are supporting and often open to conspiracy.
The group is disparaging of Black Lives Matter as people who contribute to social decay by “taking away respect from God and the police”.
Kramer considers herself a friend of Trump. After he helped a fellow Trumpette secure a room at the club for a party at the last minute, she became impressed that he was good with people as well as having business acumen.
She is a member of his Mar-a-Lago club and says that she started calling him “Mr President” years before he decided to run for office. – The Daily Telegraph