So our boy Donald Trump finally killed his campaign. And ingeniously enough, he did it eleven years ago. But for those who don’t know yet, Donald was talking to Billy Bush, the former Access Hollywood host in 2005 and not realizing a mic was hot, said some nasty stuff about women. Again. But worse. A lot worse.
“I don’t even wait.” Trump says. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything — grab them by the p—-.”
In a statement shortly after the video’s release, Trump dismisses its importance.
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” the GOP presidential nominee says. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
AND here’s the problem. Trump said a lot more than I’ve quoted here. It’s all in the stories and there’s audio online. I don’t think the issue is “if anyone was offended”. Trump is not offending women, this goes far beyond that. Trump’s comments here are likely making women physically sick. There’s something viscerally horrible about what he is saying here, and how casually he is saying it. These words put him in a dark and frightening category. He sounds predatory. He sounds devoid of restraint, of any kind.
These are the words that will guarantee women come out in mass against him. There isn’t a woman in the world who hasn’t met a man like Trump. These women can be conservative, liberal, young, old, rich, poor, white, black, Latino, Asian, it doesn’t matter what kind of women they are, all have met this kind of man. And they all hate him.
So, I’m going to call it. Time of death for the Trump campaign. October 7 at 7:03 PM EST, which is when the Washington Post uploaded the story.
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Photo: Evan Vucci, AP