President Donald Trump has a different kind of controversy on his hands after allegations from Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter.
Carter, the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair since 1992, as well as sources close to the president, claim Trump was obsessed with the breasts of one particular Japanese translator brought on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's February visit.
So much so, that Trump reportedly had difficulty staying focused during official meetings.
The allegations come in Carter's most recent piece, "The Trump Presidency Is Already A Joke: But It's No Laughing Matter."
Carter says Trump told a close friend he was "obsessed with the translator's breasts," but the source said the president used a more colorful term to describe the translator's body.
Carter's editorial went on to further criticize the president:
Trump's one brief moment of acting presidential -- when he read off a teleprompter for 60 minutes and 10 seconds during his address to Congress -- served only to show just how low the bar for presidential behavior has plummeted since January.
Watching TV commentators applaud him for containing himself for a little over an hour was like hearing a parent praise a difficult child for not pooping his pants during a pre-school interview.
Besides, vintage Trump is not going anywhere anytime soon. A couple of weeks earlier, during a visit by the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, the president told an acquaintance that he was obsessed with the translator's breasts -- although he expressed this in his own, fragrant fashion.
Carter refused to name the source from which these latest allegations arose, but he claims the source is trustworthy. But this is also not the first public dispute between Graydon, Vanity Fair and Donald Trump. Carter has used the magazine as a platform to criticize Trump in every issue since Trump's election in November 2016.
For example, after a poor review of the Trump Tower Steakhouse in Vanity Fair hit the internet, Trump took to Twitter two hours later to insult the magazine and Carter, reports the Independent. The day after, Vanity Fair received a surge in readership from the presidential insult, and so Vanity Fair returned the tweet, using Trump's typical syntax: "Vanity Fair: Way up, big success, alive! Subscribe today!"
It is also not the first time Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct. In October 2016, a recording of Trump talking to Billy Bush backstage at a 2005 filming of "Access Hollywood" was uncovered and presented to the public for their consideration before the election.
Although the recording didn't seem to do much to dampen support for Trump, it still highlighted Trump's alleged tendencies. The recording also introduced the phrase, "grab 'em by the p****" to the political discourse.