Saturday, October 8, 2016

Political World Responds To #PussyGate

(image via JoeMyGod)

You have to give it to the Clinton campaign - they have moved quickly on many, many moments in this campaign cycle.

Here's the video response to the latest Trump scandal, #PussyGate.

Rightfully, the Clinton team sees this as just one more episode in a long line of demeaning, anti-woman dialogues from Trump. 

Meanwhile, it took Trump several hours to come up with a plan to deflect this new scandal, but he finally issued this video apology delivered with all the sincerity of a hostage reading a note from his captors.

Note that he asks you to ignore his behavior from ten years ago even as he brings up Bill Clinton's alleged behavior from 20 years ago:

Other Republicans are not feeling Trump's statement:

• Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: "As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."

• Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois calls on Trump to drop out, says RNC should find “emergency replacement.”

• Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus: "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”

• Senator John McCain: “There are no excuses,” Trump "alone should suffer the consequences” for what he said about women."

• Republican Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado: "Mr. Trump should step aside. Put the country first and do the right thing."

• And then there was this from CNN, when Republican strategist Anna Navarro spoke out to those defending Trump:

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