It’s Not Just Talk
October 8, 2016
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I’ll spare you the details of Trump’s latest. What I see this morning in the Trump apologists corner is that it’s just talk and a lot of men (most men? all men?) talk like this in the gym and in the quiet of those guy-to-guy conversations. And that while Trump just talked about this stuff, Bill Clinton was actually doing bad things to women.
(I’m going to generally ignore the suggestion that a lot of men talk like this except to say that I’m pretty sure that I have never said anything to anybody about grabbing a woman’s pussy and have never heard those words come out of any male friend’s mouth.)
So, go watch the video or read the transcript of his comments. Pay attention. It isn’t just talk. It’s not just him fantasizing about what he’d like to do to attractive women. It is him describing what he actually does when he sees attractive women. Because he just can’t help himself. And because he’s famous he gets away with it all of the time.
And why else do we know it’s not just talk. Because there are a number of women who have described interactions with Trump that are eerily similar to what he said in that video. Here’s one. The story related in the linked piece is about an incident that happened in 2010 — five years after the “vulgar” video and five years into the Donald’s current marriage. There are others and they aren’t hard to find. And all of their descriptions of his behavior came out before this video ever appeared. So, you can’t say they’re just jumping on the bandwagon created by the video.
And here is what he is describing. Here is what he says he does. He sexually assaults women.
If you vote for Trump, I will never understand how you can look your wife, mother, daughter, sister, or any other woman in the face again.
I’ve written about the fact that I do not want to vote for Hillary Clinton. The more I read and hear about Trump, the more I reconsider that choice — the man must be defeated in the most resounding fashion possible.
But I still hesitate. Now I’m thinking of writing somebody’s name in. Anybody out there want my vote for President?