Washington Post – Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post. The video captures Trump talking with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,” on a bus with the show’s name written across the side. They were arriving on the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s cameo on the soap opera. Late Friday night, following sharp criticism by Republican leaders, Trump issued a short video statement saying, “I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.” But he also called the revelation “a distraction from the issues we are facing today.” He said that his “foolish” words are much different than the words and actions of Bill Clinton, whom he accused of abusing women, and Hillary Clinton, whom he accused of having “bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.”
A leaked conversation between the Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and media super star Billy Bush set the internet on fire Friday night, leading to what has been the most intensely scrutinized 96 hours of the election. In the tape, Trump is heard saying that when he sees beautiful women “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait” and that when you’re famous you can “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” In response to the hypocritical criticism (more on that later) he received for his remarks, Trump issued one of the most heartfelt apologies in the history of Presidential politics.
Trump is, if anything, a man of humility. He understands his limitations and knows that when you truly wish to capture the sincerity of your regrets, sometimes it is better to let Hoobastank sing what you cannot find the words to say.
The tapes came just two days before Trump and Clinton were scheduled to meet for their second debate on Sunday, October 9th. As clearly stated on the debate invitations, the theme of the night was Gnarly 90s and in keeping with the theme Trump invited Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones as his guests.
In typical liberal mainstream media fashion, the moderators ignored the issues everyday Americans trying to put food on the table care about, issues like Benghazi, e-mail servers, the Clinton Foundation, and Vince Foster. Instead, Anderson Cooper repeatedly attacked Trump for his remarks in the Billy Bush tape, but to his credit, Trump handled the attacks with poise and aplomb. Trump dismissed the comments as just locker room talk and a distraction from the serious issues he is trying to address. As a noted fan of Baylor Football, Trump knows that these kinds of things get said in locker rooms all the time. Comments like these are no different than some light-hearted towel snapping or letting your teammates touch it really quickly just to see what it feels like, nobody has to know about it, it’s totally not gay or anything.
Trump’s supporters were quick to take to the metaphorical streets of Twitter and CNN panels to defend his remarks against the liberal hoards. (Former) Congressman Joe Walsh bravely stood up and called out the hypocrisy of liberals and feminazis who criticized Trump for engaging in harmless banter with his close friend Billy Bush.
“Empowered” and “independent” women want to be able to enjoy sex when they “choose” to and “consent” to it, but when Donald Trump grabs them forcibly by the genitals it’s “assault”? Once again, liberals are attempting to have it both ways and need to make up their minds if sex is a good thing or a bad thing. Luckily for (former) Congressman Walsh, he is not the only one brave enough to point out this hypocrisy.
How can Hillary commend and applaud Beyonce’s choice of Red Lobster as a post-coital meal yet simultaneously be offended by Trumps remarks? Well Hillary, here’s a message for you: Trump may be no Beyonce, but when he wins this election, you’ll be marching in formation. In prison that is.
Of course liberals were not the only ones to pounce on Trump over his comments, Republicans across the country also came out to spinelessly condemn Trump. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Arizona Senator John McCain and others played the holier than thou card and called Trump’s comments unacceptable. Lindsey Graham was particularly vicious in his condemnation of Trump, not only criticizing Trump’s remarks but also speaking out against the entire concept of kissing women as “pretty gross.”
Never one to shy away from political combat, Trump was quick on the counter-attack against GOP politicians who have openly criticized him since the Access Hollywood tapes were released. Although the opinions of low-energy nerds like Paul Ryan mean nothing to Trump, advisers close to the campaign leaked to the media that Trump was inconsolable about one particular un-endorsement.
What the mainstream media has failed to recognize in their universal condom nation of Trump is that this past weekend, thousands of Americans for whom politics was a dirty word are now paying attention to the election. Rudy Giuliani had not even opened a newspaper in the past four years until the Trump candidacy, and now he is on CNN everyday slowly learning how the three branches of government work.