Donald Trump can’t seem to escape his slow and steady self destruction. No matter how unintentional it is. Time and time again, Trump shows a complete inability to control himself. If you’ve been paying any attention to Facebook, the news, or Instagram, you’ve likely heard about Donald Trump‘s most recent verbal idiocy. It all starts with a video/audio recording that surfaced on the web. The recording, dating back to 2005, is putting Trump in some (much deserved) hot water.
The audio recording was retrieved from a ‘Hot Mic’ on Trump’s bus prior to an interview with Access Hollywood. The controversial recording caught Trump making disrespectful comments about his previous encounters with women. Disrespectful, is putting it lightly, though. Trump’s nonchalance and apparent disregard for inappropriateness makes the conversation all the more horrifying. One woman, in particular, that Trump exploits, is a married woman that he tried to ‘make a move on.’ “I took her out furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married.”Trump continues to boast about his sexual exploits in conversation with Billy Bush. Bush is only laughing in the background and encouraging Trump’s tirade.
When the group finally pulls up to their destination, it becomes clear that Trump is just getting started. From inside their bus, Trump and Bush spot the female interviewer as she awaits their arrival outside. With their focus now on a new, unsuspecting victim. This is where Trump’s vulgarity begins escalating.
After ranting off more inappropriate nonsense about the woman off-camera, Trump makes a very unsettling claim about stardom. Trump claims that celebrities, including himself, can ‘do anything they want. Only, it was the statement that immediately followed which raised the fury of men and women alike: “Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”
Portraying sexual assault, or non-consensual groping as a brag-worthy accomplishment, is not the behavior a candidate in the Presidential Election, or any person, should have. Still, nobody stops to correct Trump. Nobody believes that the unsuspecting victim outside is worth standing up for. That fact is only made worse when Trump refers to the female interviewer as ‘it.’ “It looks good,” he says, in response to Billy Bush’s comments on the woman’s legs.
Like me, you were probably hoping that, when finally in the physical presence of the female interviewer, Trump’s self-claimed ‘perfect temperament’ would have made an appearance. Like me, you’re wrong. As soon as the bus doors opened, I thought the creepiness would have ended there. It didn’t.