"And so we have now heard the Republican nominee for president of the United States bragging about repeated sexual assault. ...
The tape was made “many years ago,” Mr. Trump noted in his statement on Friday. It was made in 2005. He was then 59 years old. It would be hard for anyone to argue that the man he was then is not the man he is now. Mr. Trump also noted that Bill Clinton had “said far worse to me on the golf course.”
Who knows if that is true, and why should anyone care? Mr. Clinton is not running for president, and, at least until now, Republican politicians have not treated his private behavior as the standard by which they should be judged."
To the right wingers who dismiss what Donald Trump said in the open mic as nothing more than "locker room banter" or "braggadocio," you're wrong, and you're moral cowards.
Trump has been insulting every demographic since he started his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists and killers, by insulting a POW, by mocking a disabled journalist, by demonizing Muslim Americans, African-Americans, by insulting a Gold Star family, by insulting a female FAUX NOOZ talking head, by insulting and demeaning the Republican candidates he ran against in the primaries -- he's insulted everyone except his base: ageing poorly educated white men, KKKers, and white supremacists.
That's who you now defend as we learn about his utter lack of respect for women -- not just beauty queens and casual acquaintances, but his very own daughter. We have Donald Trump saying on audio tape to Howard Stern that it is okay for Stern to refer to his daughter, Ivanka, as a "piece of ass."
TRUMP: "My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka."
STERN: "By the way, your daughter."
TRUMP: "She's beautiful."
STERN: "Can I say this? A piece of ass."
What sort of father would allow this sort of talk about his daughter? A narcissistic pig, that's who. Because Ivanka's body and sexiness -- "piece of ass" -- in Trump's twisted, sick mind, reflect on him -- his ability to have produced that nice "piece of ass." That's the man you moral cowards are still making excuses for and still supporting.
Now let me hear you explain to your mothers, wives, and daughters how Donald Trump, who allowed shock jock, Howard Stern to call his daughter -- in front of him -- "a piece of ass" is fit to be POTUS and represent America to the world.
Go ahead. Tell us.
And I'm not accepting "Bill was worse."
"Mr. Clinton is not running for president, and, at least until now, Republican politicians have not treated his private behavior as the standard by which they should be judged."
Bob Schieffer on Face The Nation today:
"This isn't a 'boys will be boys' issue, it's a 'pigs will be pigs' issue."