UPDATED: New allegations surface about Trump's inappropriate behavior with women and girls
BREAKING: Miss Teen USA (ages 14-19) contestants say Trump walked in on them changing https://t.co/grlCFfNNos pic.twitter.com/nVoSlMZEDA — Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) October 12, 2016 This is now the second report in a week that Trump made a habit of walking in on pageant contestants in various stages of undress, and bragging about how he “gets away with […]
This is now the second report in a week that Trump made a habit of walking in on pageant contestants in various stages of undress, and bragging about how he “gets away with it” because he was the pageant owner.
It has become increasingly clear that Trump believes he is simply entitled to the bodies of women and girls.
Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has been making the rounds in his defense. During an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, she decided the best way to talk about her candidate cavalierly bantering about sexually assaulting women was to say: “Enough of the pussyfooting around in terms of do you support us or do you not support us?”
WATCH: “Enough with the pussyfooting around… do you support us or do you not support us?” –@KellyannePolls on Republican support for Trump pic.twitter.com/uecRiYct8y
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 12, 2016
Conway evidently thinks her candidate’s ugly and dangerous words need more amplification. (She also imagines sexual assault wouldn’t exist if only women were stronger.) She is not taking this seriously, and neither is he.
Though Trump ostensibly apologized (only for the words, not the actions), he has undermined any sense of actual contrition by offering a running list of excuses for it and continually insisting it was just “locker room talk,” nothing more than a joke between men. Boys will be boys and all that.
And his campaign manager thinks turning that into a little fun wordplay is okay.
It is not. None of this is okay.
UPDATE: A disturbing new report from the New York Times on instances of Trump’s (self-admittedly habitual) unsolicited groping:
A woman sat next to Trump on a plane. About 45 minutes after takeoff, she says, the touching began. https://t.co/ZaE8dmHjYy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 13, 2016
In 1992 footage, Donald Trump looks at a group of 10 year old girls, and says, I'll be dating them in 10 years. https://t.co/0KZkb0KcsJ pic.twitter.com/Te7PxQcp6X
— Jay Yarow (@jyarow) October 12, 2016
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