Twitter and Facebook are having a field day with #GropeGate.
Donald Trump has really done it now. After his disgusting comments about women were leaked into an audio on Friday, political news pundits and analysts have predicted the end of the Trump campaign. Republicans began frantically denouncing Trump. It seems the entire political world went crazy over #GropeGate.
In case you’re just waking up from yesterday afternoon right before the GOP imploded, Donald Trump was caught during an interview with Access Hollywood talking about trying to “f*ck” a married female celebrity about five months after marrying his third and current wife and then he uttered this little gem:
‘You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything […] Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.’
Trump released two different statements. The first included a quasi-apology “if anyone was offended” where Trump dismissed the words as “locker room talk” and insisted that Bill Clinton “has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. The second began with a full, scripted, read-from-a-teleprompter apology after which Trump said Bill Clinton had abused women and Hillary Clinton, who is actually running for president as Trump’s opponent, “helped.”
Facebook and Twitter responded accordingly.
Donald Trump may be the only presidential candidate in history to support “Snatch and Release”.
Well, at least the snatch part.
— Felix Felicis (@LuckoftheDraw86) October 8, 2016
Any man who still supports DONALD trump has no respect for women. Hillary is training by having a drunk ape throw apples at her head.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 8, 2016
Mexicans are ‘rapists’, black men accused of rape yet proven innocent are ‘still guilty’, but you can grab a woman ‘by the pussy’… Got it!
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) October 8, 2016
Can’t wait to see how Trump’s advisors TRY to spin this Billy Bush audio leak. pic.twitter.com/uhyRNHesvS
— Brian Stack (@BrianStack153) October 7, 2016
Ask yourself this: do the guys citing *locker-room talk* look like they spend a lot of time in locker-rooms?
— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) October 8, 2016
One thing is certain, this scandal won’t die or get lost in the scrum as easily as Donald Trump’s previous ones, mostly because it is so much more relatable to so many more American voters. More than 50% of Americans are women, and any woman over the age of 12 knows exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end of vile statements by “locker room” misogynists.
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