The vicious niblet is at it again.
Apparently, there’s unrest brewing among MAGA warriors, Corey Lewandowski and Joy Villa.
According to a Politico report, Lewandowski, the former campaign manager of Trump, attended a recent party with Villa, a singer and Trump supporter. While at the party, Lewandowski reverted to his old ways of putting his hands on women.
Joy Villa – who drew headlines for wearing a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammys earlier this year – was celebrating the president’s first year in office at a holiday party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington in late November when he slapped her behind. After she objected, he dismissed her concerns and slapped her behind again, Villa said in an interview Friday.
Villa, who had never met Lewandowski, was at an invite-only party to celebrate President Trump’s first year in office. A friend brought her over to meet Lewandowski, who she’d never met, before.
Villa says he seemed dismissive, even rolling his eyes when the subject of taking a photo together came up.
“I said, if you’re busy, don’t worry about it, we don’t have to take a photo,” Villa recalled telling Lewandowski, who remains close with the president and attended a contentious Oval Office meeting on political strategy earlier this week. But Villa said another reveler pushed her toward him and she ended up standing next to him and posing for a picture, despite his seeming lack of interest.
“I’m wearing this silver suit and stretchy pants, and after the photo, he smacks my ass really hard,” Villa said. “It was completely demeaning and shocking.”
In the moment, Villa said, she confronted him. “I said, ‘Watch it.’ Half-joking, I said, ‘I can report you for sexual harassment.’”
Yes, because obnoxious thugs like Lewandowski take those kinds of threats seriously.
His response certainly wasn’t what she expected.
“He said, ‘Go ahead, I work in the private sector,’” Villa recalled. “Then he smacks my ass again.” Villa’s recollection of the incident was corroborated by a friend who witnessed the exchange. The friend said he wished to remain anonymous, in part because of Lewandowski’s continued influence in Trump circles.
Repeated attempts to reach Lewandowski, or someone from the White House to comment on Villa’s account of the event were ignored.
There’s talk of bringing Lewandowski back into the inner circle of Trump, straight into the West Wing. I’m sure this will go over well.
And now I’m wondering how this family feud will play out.
Villa has been riding the MAGA train from early on, even wearing a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy’s earlier this year.
She often appears on Fox News to sing Trump’s praises, so now it becomes a case of who other MAGAdooks support.
Villa said the whole incident with Lewandowski was over before she had a chance to collect her thoughts. “Corey laughed in my face and ran away,” she said. “It felt like it was all a big joke to him.”
“It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever experienced,” Villa added. “It was shocking and gross.” Villa said she had been enjoying herself at the party. But after the experience with Lewandowski, she said she felt deflated. “It was like my bubble burst,” she said. “It’s how every woman feels when she is sexually harassed.”
The next morning, she said, she called her friend to confirm her recollection of the interactions. He said to her that he had been as shocked as she was and still processing the ugly incident. He corroborated that account to POLITICO. Villa also told her husband about what had happened, she said.
Villa, who is considering running for Congress, was hesitant to come forward with this story, but a friend had already talked to a reporter.
She worries that Lewandowski has the clout to cause damage to any political ambitions she may have.
“I did feel that Corey could badmouth me,” she said. “I thought, ‘What if this messes up my chances.’ He has power and influence, and he’s close with the president, who just tweeted about his book. I wanted to play it safe and avoid the drama.”
Yes, you also might get the Michelle Fields treatment, with crazed Trumpidians calling your home and threatening your life.
Welcome to the world of MAGA.