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This woman’s story tells us all we need to know about Trump’s latest debate guest

In the lead-up to the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate’s invite list is…interesting and includes Barack Obama’s estranged half-brother Malik, and now, singer and entertainer Wayne Newton.

What does Wayne Newton have in common with Donald Trump, beyond being middle aged white dudes with some celebrity stardom?

Annie Lowrey, economics writer for New York magazine, took to Twitter this morning with a disturbing account of an encounter she had with Newton as as teenager attending his Las Vegas show with her family:

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Something to consider tonight, in light of the several allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against Trump himself, including accusations exactly like this one from multiple women who have said Trump kissed them without consent. When you’re a star you can do whatever you want, right? Imagine what you can do if you’re president.