Starting out with disclaimers and stuff. Any harassment of women (or anybody for that matter) is wrong and hopefully we as a nation are getting better. The Trump Access Hollywood tape really is locker room talk and shouldn’t surprise anyone.
What I found surprising though, was the reaction of our various new outlets and how they never heard this kind of talk in the locker room.
More specifically it is this quote of trump that I can’t believe surprises anyone.
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. 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.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
I think this really hurt the media’s credibility and fostered the fake news movement (but that another post for another day).
It really stood out hearing people like Joe Biden and the hack Smerconish (infomercial host), say how they never heard such talk.
Well, being an average looking, middle class guy who grew up in suburban USA and I heard this kind of talk all the time (not saying it is good or ok).
But, come on, it is pretty common to see some goofy guy with a beautiful woman and say something like “he must be rich”. Where do the terms, trophy wife and gold-digger come from?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard – “I’d be way better looking with a million dollars”.
So, I would never vote for Trump since I think he is arrogant bonehead/d-bag, but, the Hollywood Access tape is a non-factor in the decision.
Here’s the CBSN video on YouTube, if you want to see it again: