That the GOP White House presidential nominee is in dire straits is not news. Donald J. Trump may have reached his lowest point ever in the race to the White House. The badly wounded GOP nominee might be even more unpredictable than usual in the second presidential debate with his rival, DEM White House presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton . . .
The Democratic-party-leaning Washington Post published a conversation in which Donald Trump recounted in vulgar terms how he tried to have sex with a married woman. Republicans on Friday grappled with a bombshell 2005 audiotape published by The Washington Post in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasted in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with an unnamed married woman and groping women, saying “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
The unnamed married woman was later identified as Nancy O’Dell, the Entertainment Tonight coanchor (photo: above).
Please watch a video of Donald Trump, Nancy O’Dell & Billy Bush as the trio are going on set for a recording, below:
Nancy O’Dell later released a statement on Saturday, October 8, in response to the lewd comments Donald Trump made about her, and women in general, in a newly surfaced sexist video from 2005. Ms. Dell said: ”Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all,” the Entertainment Tonight coanchor said. “When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling”.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who slammed Trump’s comments in the sexist video as “horrific,” was also hit by a leak on Friday. Wikileaks published what appeared to be excerpts of her paid speeches to corporations, the transcripts of which the campaign has refused to release. The transcripts included comments by Clinton on trade that could be troubling for her. The disclosures come just a month before the Nov. 8 presidential election, and two days before the second televised debate between Clinton and Trump. The disclosures threaten Trump’s already shaky standing with women and reinforce doubts among Democrats that Clinton will crack down on Wall Street.
Trump in a statement shrugged off the leaked tape as “locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago.” In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with Billy Bush, then host of NBC’s “Access Hollywood,” ahead of a segment they were about to tape. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.” Trump talked about his attraction to beautiful women. “I just start kissing them,” he said. “And when you’re a star they let you do it,” he said. “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Trump, who has brought up former President Bill Clinton’s infidelities as a criticism of Hillary Clinton, calling her a “total enabler,” responded to the audio. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended,” Trump said. “Access Hollywood” confirmed the video in its own report, saying it discovered the comments in its library. Billy Bush, in a statement to Variety, said he was “embarrassed and ashamed” of his comments.
Trump demure and later apologized for his lewd remarks about an actress back in 2015. There are reports that Clinton won’t respond to the Washington Post video of Trump boasting about grabbing p***y in a hot mic exposure back in 2005. Clinton is believed to be reserving her comments about the video until the presidential debate tonight.
It is now confirmed that Clinton will respond to Trump’s recorded boast that he can “do anything” to women for the first time during Sunday night’s debate, after her campaign made the strategic decision to lie low Saturday and let the bad news pile on Trump – and boy, it has piled. Clinton expects to have an opportunity early on during the town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis to respond to the Trump controversy.
It is not clear how Trump will address the controversy on Sunday’s debate night. In the video apology he released Friday night, the GOP nominee lashed out against President Bill Clinton, saying he has “actually abused women” and that Hillary Clinton “has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.” Trump also said that Bill Clinton has said worse things to him about women to him on the golf course.
This suggests Trump could try to deflect attention from his own comments by bringing up Bill Clinton’s past infidelities and Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against the former president. (Trump retweeted Broaddrick on Saturday.) Clinton has brushed off Trump’s comments about her husband in the past, but she’s never before had to react to them in real time as she will stand next to Trump on Sunday night in a dangerous town hall debate format – likely to make or mar either or both candidates.
The town hall style debate makes it risky for either candidate to spend too much time addressing their individual scandals or defending themselves at the expense of answering questions from the undecided voters who are most likely to pound Trump badly on his latest sexist tape in 2015. The intimate setting also means the candidates will be physically closer to each other than at the first debate in New York, making any conflict potentially more awkward.
A desperate man is an angry man. Trump is obviously in a precarious situation going into Sunday night’s town hall debate. Usually, when Trump is cornered like he is already cornered, driven by the mainstream, democratic-leaning and leftist American media and their cohorts — which gets under Trump’s skin and exasperates him further, he becomes more and more unpredictable. Will Donald Trump throw the ‘kitchen sink’ at Hilary Clinton on the presidential town hall-style debate night on Sunday?
I think Trump will do just that, tonight!
Now watch Donald Trump’s sexist conversation with Billy Bush, Jeb Bush’s cousin – video released by the Washington Post that unnerved Donald Trump, threatening to derail his race to the White House, below:
By Nnamdi Ebo • Author & U.S. Politics Analyst