Unwanted contact

NBC News reporter says Trump once forcibly kissed her during the 2016 race

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to NBC news correspondent Katy Tur on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Katy Tur, an NBC News reporter who was assigned to cover the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race, has spoken out before about about the abject craziness of following the unorthodox businessman who became president around the country and even to Europe. Well, now she’s written a whole book about it, the aptly-titled Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, which was released on Tuesday.

According to The Cut, in the book, Tur covers some of the ground she’s discussed in the past, most notably about how Trump constantly badgered her during the campaign, and how she needed to hire extra security after his supporters began trying to intimidate her at rallies.

But she also dropped a rather significant bombshell, saying that Trump forced a kiss on her at one point during the campaign, completely catching her off-guard. The encounter with Trump occurred inside the studios at MSNBC, just before Trump made an appearance on Morning Joe.

“Before I know what’s happening, his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek,” Tur writes in the book. “My eyes widen. My body freezes. My heart stops. F**k. I hope the cameras didn’t see that. My bosses are never going to take me seriously,” she recalls having thought to herself at the time.

Of course, Trump apparently caught wind of the book passage and addressed it in a thinly-veiled tweet on Tuesday morning, deriding the claim as “#FAKE NEWS.”

Tur covers a number of other topics in the book, including some of the other challenges women reporters face on the campaign trail.

Read the full story at The Cut.


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