George Conway says new rape allegation against Trump 'is more credible' than Juanita Broaddrick

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment MORE said it would be “hypocritical” of Republicans who promoted Juanita Broaddrick’s charges of sexual assault against former President Clinton to not condemn President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE in response to a new allegation of rape brought against him.

“Republicans or conservatives who promoted Broaddrick’s charges would be hypocritical if they fail to champion Carroll and condemn Trump,” Conway, lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Stephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment MORE, wrote in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Saturday.

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In the opinion piece, Conway wrote that Trump brought three women who had made allegations of sexual misconduct against Clinton to the second presidential debate in October 2016, including Broaddrick.

“The next night, at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pa., Trump quoted Broaddrick as saying ‘Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Poll: Warren leads Biden in Maine by 12 points MORE threatened me after Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMellman: Which is the right question? NY prosecutors urge appeals court not to block subpoena for Trump's tax returns Sherrod Brown: 'Terrible mistake' for Democratic nominee to support 'Medicare for All' MORE raped me,’ and called Bill Clinton ‘a predator,’ ‘the worst abuser of women ever to sit in the Oval Office,’” he continued.

“Broaddrick had told her story nearly two decades earlier, first to the media, and then later in a book,” Conway wrote. “She had recounted how, in 1978, Clinton asked her up to his hotel room. How he allegedly forced himself upon her. How she tried to pull away. How he allegedly bit her lip, then later told her to put ice on it. How she sobbed. How she told some of her friends. How she didn’t tell the police. Clinton denied her accusations.”

Conway then detailed what he called a “similar allegation” brought against Trump recently by writer E. Jean Carroll, who came forward on Friday alleging that Trump sexually assaulted her decades ago.

Carroll, the columnist behind "Ask E. Jean" in Elle magazine, alleged in her new book that Trump raped her in a dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s. 

“She, too, tells a story about how she was alone with a man. How in 1995 or 1996 that man, Trump, allegedly forced himself upon her. How she tried to fight back. How she tried to push him away and tried to stomp on his foot,” Conway wrote. “How he penetrated her. How she ran out the door. How she told friends. How she didn’t tell the police.”

“Trump also denied the accusations, calling them ‘fake news’ and adding, ‘She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section,’” Conway continued.

Conway then juxtaposed Trump’s reaction to the new allegation brought by Carroll with his treatment of Broaddrick, whom the lawyer noted Trump called “courageous.”

Conway also wrote in the op-ed that he believed Carroll’s story was more credible than Broaddrick’s claims, saying, “Carroll’s claim, for a number of reasons, actually rests upon a significantly stronger foundation than Broaddrick’s.”

“For one thing, before she went public with her story, Broaddrick had repeatedly denied that Clinton had assaulted her, even under oath,” Conway wrote.

“For another, Carroll’s account is supported by the sheer number of claims that have now surfaced against Trump — claims in which women have accused Trump of engaging in unwelcome or forcible sexual conduct or assault against them,” he continued.

For his last reason, Conway listed what he called an “easily disprovable Trumpian lie.”

“Finally, no controversy involving Trump would be complete without at least one utterly brazen, easily disprovable Trumpian lie,” Conway wrote. “In his statement denying the rape allegation, he added the claim that ‘I’ve never met this person in my life.’” 

“If Trump had even bothered to glance at Carroll’s published account, he would have seen a photograph of himself and his then-wife, Ivana, from 1987 ― in which he was amiably chatting with Carroll and her then-husband,” he added.