Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump woke up to a piece of bad news Wednesday morning. Namely Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer who appeared on CNN’s “New Day” and recalled him calling her “disgusting” when she needed to breast pump during a 2011 deposition.
Trump is fighting back.
“As you can imagine, he is not a fan of Ms. Beck,” said CNN’s Dana Bash, who interviewed Trump on the matter.
“I watched that and I thought that was disgraceful,” Trump told Bash. “She’s a terrible attorney. We beat her soundly. She’s got a terrible reputation. Bottom line I beat her — and — it was a breast pump. She wanted to breast pump in front of me. I may have said it was disgusting. I thought it was terrible.”
Trump lamented that so many people on TV absurdly think they are experts on him.
“I see her now and she’s now the expert on Donald Trump,” he said. “I beat her so badly. She’s a vicious, horrible person.”
Bash pointed out that Beck, who was deposing Trump in a real estate dispute, said Trump completely lost his temper and had a “meltdown.”
Trump denied the woman’s recollection of events.
“I didn’t blow up,” he said. “She made it up.”
Trump insisted that his attorney, Allen Garten, was in the room and witnessed the whole thing.
In a story on CNN Politics, Garten described the incident:
“She was disgusting,” Garten said in a phone interview with CNN. “She was attempting to breast feed — to pump in the middle of a deposition, in a deposition room with five lawyers and was not excusing herself.”
Garten said Beck started to assemble the pump in the deposition room and “started to move the breast pump toward her breast.”