On Friday, the Washington Post released a video from 2005 that showed Donald Trump making disparaging remarks about women. “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” he told Billy Bush (what a world we live in). “I did try and f*ck her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’ I moved on her like a b*tch, but I couldn’t get there… She’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.” Trump, who called it “locker room banter,” later added, “Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.” It didn’t take long for the recording to come up during Sunday’s presidential debate.
Except, of course, Trump started blabbing about ISIS.
“When you have ISIS chopping off heads and drowning people in steel cages and wars and horrible, horrible sights all over and you have so many bad things happening, this is like medieval times,” he replied to Anderson Cooper’s question about the tape. “The carnage all over the world and they look and see, can you imagine the people that are frankly doing so well against us with ISIS and they look at our country and see what’s going on.” Finally, Trump got to the topic at hand… sort of. “I am embarrassed by it and I hate it, but it’s locker room talk and one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS. We are anything to defeat ISIS. It happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left. Because of bad judgment. I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS. We need to get on to much more important and bigger things.”
Based on deflecting, Trump has already “won” the debate.