As a Man, I’d Like to Address These Idiots Defending Trump’s Vile Comments as ‘Just Guys Being Guys’

Since the Washington Post released the video of Donald Trump making absolutely inexcusable and horrific comments where he basically said he feels he has the right to sexually assault women, there’s been no shortage of opinions on the matter. While most people have condemned the GOP presidential candidate’s statements, some have actually been defending him.

You see, there have been some out there — including Trump, himself — who’ve tried to dismiss his “grab them by the p–sy” comment as nothing more than “guy talk.” Or as Trump initially referred to it as, “locker room talk.”

As a male who played sports for a good portion of my life, and who’s been in many locker rooms, let me just tell everyone right now — that’s complete and total bullshit.

I’m not here to say that if women could stand inside of a male locker room that they would be overly pleased with some of the things they would hear. I’m not here to say that I’ve never said things privately that would be deemed offensive to some outside of my circle of friends. I’ve never been a “moral high horse” guy. I understand people often say things in private that they wouldn’t say publicly — and anyone who denies doing that is flat-out lying. We are all hypocrites to some extent when it comes to our “outrage” over certain comments from time to time.

But what Trump said on that video is not “normal guy talk.” What he displayed is the attitude of the “rape culture” that exists among many males who feel as if women are nothing but objects for them to pursue and conquer. This was not one guy discussing how “hot” or “sexy” some woman he finds attractive is. This wasn’t one friend talking to another friend (usually exaggerating, by the way) about their sexual exploits.

This was a married man, not only saying he had tried to sleep with a married woman, but that he came at her “like a b*tch,” expressing his belief that, because of who he feels he is, he has the right to sexually assault women — because he just can’t help himself.

What I really heard Trump admit to in that video wasn’t just his reprehensible views on women, but that he’s apparently sexually assaulted women in the past. Otherwise, why would he say what he did in such a “matter-of-fact” way unless he had actually done exactly what he was discussing with Billy Bush?

Keep in mind, Trump has two daughters.

For those female Trump supporters who seem to think this is how all men talk, I feel sorry for the males you’ve known and/or surround yourself with. Real men don’t casually boast that it’s okay to sexually assault women.

As for the men out there claiming that this isn’t a big deal because this is just how guys talk to each other, well — you’re telling the world exactly what type of scumbag you are and the type of low life individuals with which you associate.

What Trump said is:

  • Not okay.
  • Not a joke.
  • Not “locker room talk.”
  • Not “guys being guys.”
  • Not excusable in any way.

If you’re trying to make excuses for what he said by claiming that this is normal talk among men, your friends or people you know — then I’m here to tell you that you know some lousy, pathetic, disgusting excuses for human beings and you should be ashamed to be associated with them.

Because no decent person, and no real man — under any circumstances — makes jokes about sexually assaulting women.

And if you continue to support Donald Trump after this, then you’ve shown everyone who you really are.

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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  • Blerg

    Excellent piece! Thanks Allen.


    I’ve been in countless locker rooms, and spent seven years in the Army. I never once heard any man brag about committing a sexual assault, and claim he had the right to do it. Trump’s defenders are beyond pathetic.

    • Joey Tyson

      True that but what is the excuse concerning Juanita’s, Paula’s, Monica’s, etc. excuses about the sexual harassment/encounters with Bill and then the “vile” things the media, Hillary, and the demican party said about each lady that came forward? Guess those comments didn’t mean anything at all….especially Hillary’s comments concerning the accusations or the evidence. Demicans and republicrats….two sides of the same pile of shi*.

      • Nancy Simler

        Trump did not say anything about assault. As usually hillary supports twist things and add things. And make things sound dirty.

      • Bill Lommey

        So you’re saying that a guy you just met can grope you without your permission and you wouldn’t consider that sexual assault?

      • Alexandra

        Yes, Bill. Unforntunaly it happens a lot. Women are sexually groped by men…at least attractive women are. Powerful men do this all the time and the women who date them know full well this is part and parcel of dating them. You are ignorant to think it does not happen, so I just wanted to give you a perspective from a woman who has dated many an Uber-succesful man and eventually married one (he did not grope me by the way). And finally, if women claimed sexual assaut every time a man groped them, the court system would collapse. Do I condone it? No, but I do understand the game.

      • Norma Kittredge

        really?? You better go listen to it again!

  • Brian

    I don’t think any of us Trump supporters really consider you “a man,” Clifton.