Donald Trump’s Supporters Need to Understand Something About His Revolting ‘Hot Mic’ Moment

“Grab them by the p–sy. You can do anything” to women as long as you’re famous, according to Donald Trump in a 2005 “hot mic” exchange with Billy Bush of Access Hollywood released today by The Washington Post.



He also admits to trying to cheat on his then-new (and current) wife Melania — with a woman who he knew was married, no less — saying he “moved on her like a b*tch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.”

But none of this is a big deal to Trump.

You see, instead of apologizing for his comments, he dismissed them as “locker room banter” — then tried to make himself look better by saying Bill Clinton had said “far worse.”

Fun fact: He’s running against Hillary Clinton, not her husband.

And even if that were true (which he clearly can’t prove), that doesn’t excuse what he said. Saying “someone else said something worse than I did” does not make what you said any less disgusting or offensive — it just means you refuse to take personal responsibility for your own words and actions.

Before going any further, let me just say what the media doesn’t seem to want to: In this recording, Donald Trump flat-out stated his belief that he feels people like him have the right to sexually assault women.

Because when you walk up to a woman and “grab them by the p–sy” as the Republican presidential candidate (continue to let that sink in for a moment) apparently feels a man in his position has the right to do, that’s sexual assault — end of story.

Please, tell me more about how the GOP is the party for “Christian values.” I cannot wait to see evangelicals defend the admitted adulterer on his third marriage who was caught on video admitting to trying to cheat on his third wife and believes he has the right to sexually assault women.

I cannot wait to see that.

Now, as for this bullshit claim that this was “locker room banter,” no — it’s not.

First, he was 60-years-old when he said this. Not only that, but even if he were some immature, 15-year-old guy mouthing off like this in an actual locker room, it’s still completely inexcusable.

You know why? Because it’s never under any circumstances — okay to claim that you have the right to sexually assault a female.

And don’t even tell me he was flippantly joking or using hyperbole “to chum it up with the guys” when he said any of this. Based on his long history of sexism and degrading comments about women, when you watch this video, you can damn well tell what he said is exactly how he truly feels.

If you’re someone who’s still planning to vote for Donald Trump, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself.



As a father, are you telling your sons that this sort of attitude about women is acceptable? Are you telling your daughters that you’re okay with the person you support for president believing that he has the right to sexually assault women?

As a husband, what if Trump had said this about your wife?

As a son, what if Trump had said this about your mother?

As woman, how do you justify supporting a man who feels that sexually assaulting and demeaning women is okay? How would you feel if Trump felt he had the right to do this to you?

As a mother, how do you tell your daughters that you’re more than happy to support someone who clearly has no respect for them? How do you tell them to respect themselves when you want someone to lead this nation who clearly has no respect for them?

As a daughter, how would you feel if your father felt this way about women?

As a Christian, how do you defend this at any level and claim you still continue to follow the values for which Jesus Christ lived and died?

The saddest part to all of this is, millions of his supporters (many of them women) are going to still support him and defend these comments. That’s ironic considering they were all so “offended” when Hillary Clinton said half of them were part of a “basket of deplorables” (which included sexists, by the way) — and the people continuing to support him after this recording was released are proving she was absolutely right.

If anything, their continued to support of this embarrassment of a human being only proves that more than just half belong in that basket.

More than being disgusted, shocked, offended or even angry that he said these things — because this is exactly who I’ve known he is, so it’s not surprising to see something like this come out — I’m ashamed that I know millions of his supporters are going to sheepishly line up behind him even after this.

I can’t help but wonder how Sen. Ted Cruz feels right now. Someone who sold his soul to endorse a man who insulted his wife’s looks, was most likely behind a trash story about him having multiple affairs, and insinuated his father was part of the plot to assassinate JFK — how does he look his daughters in the eyes after hearing these comments by Trump, knowing that’s the man he’s endorsed for president?

If you’re Mike Pence, good luck spinning this. Though I guess he can just shake his head “no” some more and act like it never happened. That seemed to be his “strategy” during the debate.

If you ask me, Donald Trump is clearly a vile parasite who’s an embarrassment to this country, but he is who he is, and he hasn’t really tried to hide that fact. I actually look upon those who willingly choose to support him with more contempt than I do for Trump, himself. They can stop backing him anytime they want, but they eagerly and enthusiastically continue to support him no matter what he says or does.

October 7, 2016 will be the day that we all found out that the Republican party and their voters support a man for president who believes he has the right to sexually assault women by “grabbing them by the p–sy” whenever he feels like it.

Every day I’m ashamed and humiliated that the world is sitting back, watching this unfold in this country. Though I sleep well knowing that when history reflects back upon the GOP’s 2016 election with shame, I won’t be one of the millions we look upon with disgust for actually supporting someone like Donald Trump.

Though I must say, after hearing Trump clearly say that he feels men should have the right to sexually assault women, I felt this tweet was a great way to conclude this article:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • LadyC

    The October surprise we have been waiting for.. who found this wonderful tape?

    • Zallen Jones

      Oh you just wait, supposedly there a many more tapes sitting in studio vaults!

    • markpkessinger

      It was released by Billy Bush (who is heard yukking it up on the tape with Trump), nephew of George H.W. Bush and cousin of George W. Bush.

  • Jen Adamo

    It still WON’T matter! I know it’s insane that it won’t, but they ARE insane.
    They simply don’t care what he does. It’s more important to them that he keep the Muslims and Mexicans out of the country. And sticks it to Hillary… who they somehow believe is worse.
    It’s insanity!
    He will NOT become our president!

    • lilibaiyu

      The truly ridiculous thing is that he will not be able to do unconstitutional things as President. He will not be able to “build the wall.” He will not be able to keep people out of this country who happen to be Muslims. (My God – think of what is written on the Statue Of Liberty!) All of his “promises” are shams, floated out there by a master con man. How stupid can people be not to know this?

      • ML

        He could get his rabid followers to change the laws as he destroys the USA.

      • patriot

        Dear Cowering, Leftist Appeasers,

        Seriously, what is it with you? Thinking about this particular affinity makes me scratch my head bald. At the very least, to thinning of Trump-like proportions. Over here in the United States, you leftists harp on about gay rights, gay wedding cakes, how horrible Christians are for disagreeing with baking gay wedding cakes, transexual men getting women’s awards; then comes feminism with its man-spreading, mansplaining, the constant complaining about the mythical pay gap. It gets exhausting. When you’re not whining about transgender bathrooms you’re whining about women’s access to birth control. But when it comes to Islam, the most intolerant of the “intolerant,” you’re all…

        Reaction GIF

        Somebody’s got to call BS. And not just media-soundbite BS, but serious, weighty, steaming BS. Put simply; you cannot be pro-gay anything and support Islam. You cannot be pro-woman and support Islam. You cannot be pro-freedom (of “choice” or otherwise) and support Islam. ‘Cause guess what? Countries like Turkey, the UAE, and Malaysia are bastions of “moderate” Islam, but there’s not a speck of freedom to be had.

        Sure, terrorism is the extreme, and most Muslims are not terrorists. But the most “moderate” Islam in the world, when compared with Western freedom… is still pretty really damn bad

    • patriot

      Dear Cowering, Leftist Appeasers,

      Seriously, what is it with you? Thinking about this particular affinity makes me scratch my head bald. At the very least, to thinning of Trump-like proportions. Over here in the United States, you leftists harp on about gay rights, gay wedding cakes, how horrible Christians are for disagreeing with baking gay wedding cakes, transexual men getting women’s awards; then comes feminism with its man-spreading, mansplaining, the constant complaining about the mythical pay gap. It gets exhausting. When you’re not whining about transgender bathrooms you’re whining about women’s access to birth control. But when it comes to Islam, the most intolerant of the “intolerant,” you’re all…

      Somebody’s got to call BS. And not just media-soundbite BS, but serious, weighty, steaming BS. Put simply; you cannot be pro-gay anything and support Islam. You cannot be pro-woman and support Islam. You cannot be pro-freedom (of “choice” or otherwise) and support Islam. ‘Cause guess what? Countries like Turkey, the UAE, and Malaysia are bastions of “moderate” Islam, but there’s not a speck of freedom to be had.

      Sure, terrorism is the extreme, and most Muslims are not terrorists. But the most “moderate” Islam in the world, when compared with Western freedom… is still pretty really damn bad.

      • Linda Boudreau Geelan

        And they can only maintain their statis quo if they are not influenced by enlightened others…We cannot throw stones when we have major flaws such as racism and sexism. I for one an tired of being a second class citizen in a country who is mostly female

  • littleamb3

    I never thought Trump would become president and now I can say that he definitely will not be He is a disgusting, filthy animal..

    • patriot

      Haha because none of the liberals or you have ever talked about sex- hypocrite
      He’s a man and we know how liberals hate real men your the pussies

  • No matter what, the GOP, Conservatives and Republicans OWN Donald Trump. This is what you are. This is your apotheosis AND your nadir. Sad!

  • Brian

    Clinton got a child molester off the hook when she was a lawyer by “misplacing” or fabricating evidence and admitted it in an audio recording, plus her husband is a rapist.
    No I don’t care what Trump said 10 years ago. I ser worse things on the internet.

    • markpkessinger

      She did NOT get him off the hook. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a plea bargain — something that happens every day in courtrooms across America. Hillary represented the guy at the request of a judge, and expressed reservations about doing so to that judge, but the judge declined to withdraw his request. All lawyers are expected, barring a conflict, to do their part in representing indigent defendants when asked to do so, even when they have committed heinous crimes. The right to counsel is a bedrock principle of our Constitution. And it is the ethical and professional obligation of any lawyer to provide the most aggressive defense of his or her client he or she is capable of providing.

      • Lincey51

        Ms. Clinton most recently caused GREAT HARM to our nation’s security and was reckless and careless with the lives of it’s citizens and their children…and our Navy Seals and our Ambassador…who was supposed to be her friend!!!! Do you really TRUST HER to keep us SAFE!!!???? And she lies more than she tells the TRUTH!!! Anything to get her votes!!! And she wants open borders!!!???? INSANE!!! We cannot risk our lives or the lives of our kids, and our nation as a whole!!!!! She has fabricated what she has done which is almost zilch…can you name what she has done besides being a wretched screaming banshee at the White House scaring staffers during her hubbies presidency!! She likes to think she is of the utmost importance while her showboating at affairs is only just that. No one takes her seriously after the magnitude of lies she has spewed publicly and frequently and has been caught so often!!! Maybe she needs to apologize to the little girl whose rapist she bragged and LAUGHED… only served 2 months in jail….while the child remained in a coma for months and was traumatized for life and could never have children, maybe she needs to apologize to the children who gave her and Chelsea flowers at the airport greeting her at arrival when she said she arrived under gun fire..later saying she mis-spoke! Maybe she needs to say she is sorry to Ambassador Stevens and the Navy Seals who were brutally killed as she watched and as the order was given to stand down..knowing why they were killed and lying to the public and families later that it was a video. Maybe she needs to apologize to all the women..I won’t name them all…who she blasphemed for tempting her husband into uncontrollable losses of fidelity. Maybe she should apologize to the families of Benghazi for her lies and wanton concern and insensitivity for the lives of their loved ones now gone forever from their family lives. Maybe she should apologize to the citizens of our country for being so reckless, careless, and non remorseful, for putting our lives and the lives of our children and future generations in GRAVE DANGER by not following the protocol given to her to use for the highest security safeguards our government has established. “What does it matter”” Hillary…IT ALL MATTERS!!!!!

      • Scott Crawford

        Trumpty Dumpty said let’s build a wall.
        Trumpty Dumpty lied to us all,
        All Brannon’s scheaming and all Connery’s spin,
        Couldn’t make Trumpty look honest again.
        >

        >DON’T BELIEVE WHAT BANNON’S ARMY OF TROLLS IS HAWKING. EVER WONDER WHY THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME? THEIR ALL RETYPING OFF THE SAME PROPAGANDA SHEET.

        >

        Read about Trumps Child Rape Case

        http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/federal-judge-orders-hearing-in-donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-case/

        >

    • markpkessinger

      It isn’t about what Trump said, it’s about what he said he did, and did repeatedly.

  • patriot

    Dear Cowering, Leftist Appeasers,

    Seriously, what is it with you? Thinking about this particular affinity makes me scratch my head bald. At the very least, to thinning of Trump-like proportions. Over here in the United States, you leftists harp on about gay rights, gay wedding cakes, how horrible Christians are for disagreeing with baking gay wedding cakes, transexual men getting women’s awards; then comes feminism with its man-spreading, mansplaining, the constant complaining about the mythical pay gap. It gets exhausting. When you’re not whining about transgender bathrooms you’re whining about women’s access to birth control. But when it comes to Islam, the most intolerant of the “intolerant,” you’re all…

    Reaction GIF

    Somebody’s got to call BS. And not just media-soundbite BS, but serious, weighty, steaming BS. Put simply; you cannot be pro-gay anything and support Islam. You cannot be pro-woman and support Islam. You cannot be pro-freedom (of “choice” or otherwise) and support Islam. ‘Cause guess what? Countries like Turkey, the UAE, and Malaysia are bastions of “moderate” Islam, but there’s not a speck of freedom to be had.

    Sure, terrorism is the extreme, and most Muslims are not terrorists. But the most “moderate” Islam in the world, when compared with Western freedom… is still pretty really damn bad.

    • markpkessinger

      Opposing discrimination against Muslims is not the same thing as “supporting Islam.” It is supporting religious freedom for all.

      • William Beazley

        You do not understand Islam, it’s Sharia law or the history of this IDEOLOGY with the world and with this country…it has been banned by law since 1952.
        McCarran Walter Act…Read you
        stupid communists then leave!

      • markpkessinger

        The McCarran Walter Act of 1952 was substantially modified by the Hart-Celler Act of 1965, which eliminated the immigration quota system that had been based on national origins. And not even the McCarran Walter Act used religion as a basis for restricting immigration. YOU read, you moronic fascist, and then YOU leave!

      • William Beazley

        The McCarran Walter Act ruled that Islam was NOT a religion but an ideology and that Sharia
        was contrary to our law and
        the Constitution. You need to read a little history and get it
        somewhere other than the institutions you have been attending. Try looking up the
        CRUSADES. Not the Obama,
        Communist version. Also look
        up fascism.

      • markpkessinger

        Nope. Or should I say, “Snopes.” Islam isn’t even mentioned in the McCarren Walter Act.

        http://www.snopes.com/islam-banned-u-s-1952/

      • William Beazley

        Yes it does. If you think Snopes is anything but
        fraudulent, you are mistaken. They are. This act
        does mention Islam & Sharia….the Congress at that time was nothing like what you are familiar with.
        Nor was the populous. The US and the world had
        put up with the plague of Islam for centuries and
        the interactions always had the same results.

        By the way, your being a Progressive reveals a
        great deal of confusion. It is just a term and method for moving towards socialism and then
        communism . These are systems which do not
        promote efficiency but rather the opposite.

        Sorry, I don’t have any more time to spend on
        this discussion…good luck to you. You will
        need a GREAT deal of it.

        Arthur Beazley

      • markpkessinger

        The second link in my previous post provides a link to the full text of the McCarren Walter Act. Neither Islam or Sharia are mentioned. Go ahead, open the link. Then use your browser’s “Find” command to find either word. You won’t. But hey if you do,, then by all means, provide the Title and Section number in which it appears.

      • William Beazley

        You do not understand Islam, it’s Sharia law or the history of this IDEOLOGY with the world and with this country…it has been banned by law since 1952.
        McCarran Walter Act…Read you
        stupid communists then leave!

    • Scott Crawford

      >

      >DON’T BELIEVE WHAT BANNON’S ARMY OF TROLLS IS HAWKING. EVER WONDER WHY THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME? THEIR ALL RETYPING OFF THE SAME PROPAGANDA SHEET.

      >

      Read about Trumps Child Rape Case

      http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/federal-judge-orders-hearing-in-donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-case/

      >

    • Jen Adamo

      You are aware that this constant copy paste commenting marks you as an idiot troll, yes?
      The only question remaining is if you’re paid (making you a money grubbing jackass) or you’re just a typical deluded tea bagger.