Following the recent court order mandating former President Donald Trump to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million for defamation, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was unexpectedly presented with a penthouse, a trip to France, and an all-expenses-paid shopping spree by Carroll during a Monday interview.
Curious about Carroll’s intentions for the funds, Maddow inquired, and the accuser, who has alleged sexual assault by Trump in the 1990s, responded with enthusiasm, outlining elaborate plans for the money. Carroll expressed a desire to indulge in a shopping spree with Maddow, acquiring new wardrobes, shoes, a motorcycle for one of her lawyers, Shawn Crowley, and a new fishing rod for the other attorney, Roberta Kaplan. Carroll even extended offers of a penthouse and a trip to France to Maddow, though the latter suggestion seemed to be met with playful resistance.
In a light-hearted exchange, Crowley clarified that the offers were meant in jest. Maddow joined in on the humor, suggesting she would be open to fishing in France if it could contribute to women’s rights.
Throughout the interview, Carroll didn’t hold back in her colorful descriptions of Trump, likening him to “a walrus snorting” and “a rhino flopping his hands.” She conveyed a dismissive attitude towards the former president, stating, “He’s nothing. We don’t need to be afraid of him. He can be knocked down.”
The interaction, marked by humor and levity, provided a unique glimpse into Carroll’s reaction to the legal outcome and her plans for the awarded compensation. The interview showcased a spirited exchange between Carroll, Maddow, and her legal team, offering a moment of respite amid the serious legal proceedings.