Politics is a dirty game and getting dirtier.
As a presidential election draws closer, people wonder, especially candidates, what skeletons will come out of the closet and those skeletons have nothing to do with Halloween.
Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign started imploding last Friday afternoon when TMZ released an audio recording from eleven years ago when Trump was talking to Billy Bush for “Access Hollywood”.
In the very damning recording, Trump made crude comments about Bush’s colleague, the show’s anchor Nancy O’Dell.
Trump said, “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f**k her. I moved on her very heavily… I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
So presidential! And, don’t even start to respond, “that was eleven years ago and he wasn’t running for president”. You really think that the then 59-year-old man has grown up and now respects women?
That was just the beginning! Trump went on to say that because he was a celebrity, he could kiss anyone he wanted and could even grab their p***y.
It’s a sign of the times that after last weekend, that crude word for female genitalia is now mainstream and I could have just spelled it out with the ***.
BILLY BUSH SHOULD BE FIRED!
In full damage control mode, here’s what Bush had to say about the leaked audio conversation, “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.”
I’m sorry. What was that? At the age of 33, being “younger, less mature” is an excuse? You should have the developmental skills as a man and professionalism as a journalist to know this was wrong way before 33!
At first, NBC didn’t feel the same way I do about punishment for Bush.
He wasn’t even going to be reprimanded. However, Sunday night, NBC suspended Bush from the “Today Show”. It’s now unsure if and when he’ll return!
As Donald would say on his old show, “You’re fired!”
NOW, WHAT TO DO ABOUT TRUMP?
If you’re a Donald Trump supporter, did that “Access Hollywood” recording bother you?
Trump made matters worse during Sunday night’s presidential debate when he apologized, but quickly dismissed those comments as “locker room talk”!
I guess I didn’t spend enough time in locker rooms to know that.
All I know is that having money or being a celebrity gives no man entitlement to grab someone’s daughter, granddaughter, niece, or neighbor’s p***y!
Every damn one of us is related to a woman and they should not be subjected to Trump’s version of “locker room talk”!
THIS STORY GOES ON AND ON…
Many people are still defending Trump.
However, two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro isn’t one of those people and he didn’t hold back on how he feels about Trump.
On Saturday, Oscar winner Jon Voight, a staunch Republican and Donald Trump supporter lashed out at De Niro in a series of tweets, especially about De Niro wanting to punch Trump in the face.
Here’s the one I have issues with and I tweeted back at him.
If you followed the time line, that recording of Trump and Bush took place in September 2005.
Nancy had just gotten married that summer to her current husband, Keith Zubchevich.
How do you think Nancy and Keith and their children feel today about having to hear this crass and crude “locker room talk”?
Jon Voight, how do you think a rape victim, woman or man, feels?
Yes, Trump’s words do hurt people!
Donald Trump, politics aside, you’re a disgusting, narcissistic, creep that should learn to respect people — not just women.
That respect could start with self-respect and loving yourself.
And, Billy, you were already married at the time when you were laughing along with Trump.
I hope your wife forgives you and I hope you work very hard to make it up to your three daughters.