On Friday, an explosive video from 2005 featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was released via the Washington Post. In the video, Trump is heard bragging that he tried to have sex with a married woman.
“’I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,’ Trump says in the audio. ‘Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.’”
Under normal circumstances, those comments alone would have destroyed anyone’s presidential campaign, however, Trump went on to say something that will be played over and over from now until election day.
“‘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,’ he boasts.
‘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.'”
Since this video hit the internet, numerous Republicans have moved to distance themselves from Trump.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that Trump was officially disinvited to appear with him at his campaign rally in Wisconsin on Saturday.
And there are also reports of numerous Republicans calling for Trump to step down as the nominee.
Later this evening, just before midnight, Trump released an awkward pre-recorded video statement in an effort to stop his campaign’s arterial bleeding.
In that video, Trump half-apologizes for his remarks, but also attacks his opponent Hillary Clinton as well as her husband former President Bill Clinton, accusing them of engaging in much worse conduct towards women.
The video was painful to watch. Trump, reading off a script, looks like he is in physical distress for having to say he is sorry. The dark lighting and stilted speech only make the video more cringeworthy.
Michael Barbaro, a reporter for the New York Times tweeted the perfect response to Trump’s “apology” video.
God trump looks terrible in this apology video. Who did the lighting?
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) October 8, 2016
The Republicans have nominated a ticking time bomb and it’s now just a matter of time before an even bigger explosion rocks their party.
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