Make America “Grab ’em by the P — -y”
Warning: This post and the media in it contains graphic language.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump made leaps and bounds over the line this week following the release of a damning video from 2005. Many Republicans now are even calling for Trump to drop out of the presidential race.
In a conversation with television personality Billy Bush, Trump says inexcusably misogynistic things about a woman he wanted to have sex with. This conversation occurred only months after Trump married Melania in 2005.
Trumps comments represent rape culture to its fullest extent. “When you’re a star they let you do it,” and “Grab them in the p — -y” are difficult statements to justify, but you can bet that Trump did try.
Trump’s blank, insincere face says it all. Instead of taking full responsibility he shifts focus on Bill Clinton’s sex scandal during his presidency, basically saying “hey, at least I didn’t physically assault women!” But that does not condone his behavior in the least bit.
Rape culture is more than just a “distraction,” Trump. Women and men alike take to Twitter to create #TrumpQuit.
Many Republicans are even withdrawing their support and calling for vice presidential pick Mike Pence to take over as the Republican nominee.
But he’s not going down without a tantrum. “They’re not going to make me quit, and they can’t make me quit,” states Trump.
“Interesting” may not be the best word for it.
Some people continue to support Trump despite his vulgar vernacular, but it seems as though they are of similar personality type.
Trump and some of his supporters have dismissed the comments as “locker room banter.” It’s terrifying that there are people who can’t decipher “banter” from an admission of sexual assault. Trump has made countless inappropriate statements about women and minorities since long before his campaign began. It’s shocking it took language this crude to make many people realize Trump for his true character.
Oh, gotta love the irony.