Recently, audio of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was released where he bragged about having sex with women, and suggested he could do anything to them because he was famous.
I will repeat that again.
The Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disrespects women so much that he literally said he could "grab them by the pussy."
That is, of course, sexual assault. It is a man feeling entitled to a woman's body.
If you still support this man, I'm just going to throw it out there -- you hate women or treat them as objects just as much as he does.
The audio, which also included the show's former anchor and current "Today" show host Billy Bush, was aired on "Access Hollywood." Now, we have learned, the woman Donald Trump was referring to was Nancy O'Dell.
"Access Hollywood" also edited out a number of comments Billy Bush made in the audio.
Bush has since apologized, saying,
Obviously I'm embarrassed and ashamed. It's no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry.
Natalie Morales said of the incident,
There were seven other people on the bus with Mr. Trump and Billy Bush at the time.
It has come out that the host of "Entertainment Tonight," Nancy O'Dell, was the woman Trump was objectifying.
Donald Trump offered the following apology:
This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.
Regardless if Bill Clinton has said worse on the golf course, Trump's comments are still incredibly offensive.
In fact, dragging another person into your apology just makes it seem like you are shifting the blame.
It's the same thought process of, "My big brother said the 'F' word so I should get to use the 'F' word," while trying to convince your parents not to ground you.
"I apologize if anyone was offended" is also the most weak-ass apology in the world. It doesn't take responsibility. It shifts the blame to people who were offended -- as if it was their fault they are offended.
You SHOULD be offended.