As if this hotly contested political race to the White House couldn’t get any wilder or crazier – now comes this: a tabloid-like injection into both Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns that’s pretty much eaten up ther attempts to talk policy.
ISIS on the march? The economy in a perpetual state of plunging? Hurricane Matthew tearing up the coast? Forget it.
The discussion of the day, as Allen B. West points out, is laced with sex.
“[W]hat is everyone up in arms about? Of course, a tape from 2005 in which GOP nominee Donald Trump made some lewd remarks about women to another guy,” wrote Michelle Jesse, associate editor of the blog.
Jesse also raises an interesting point about the release of the tapes, though – namely, the timing of their surfacing.
“Of course, somehow they mysteriously surfaced just hours before the second debate and weeks before the general election,” she wrote. “Oh and curiously, just as Wikileaks released a new batch of rather inconvenient emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and the State Dept. dumped new Hillary emails late Friday. (Wag the dog, anyone???)”
But it’s the Trump remarks that’s cut into campaign talk – and that, even as women from Bill Clinton’s past have come forward to speak about his alleged sexual attacks and indiscretions, taking to Twitter in some cases to underscore the seriousness of his offenses.
Juanita Broaddrick, for example, tweeted this: “How many times must it be said? Actions speak louder than words. DT said bad things! HRC threatened me after BC raped me.”
She also wrote, Allen B. West reported: “Hillary calls Trump’s remarks ‘horrific’ while she lives with and protects a ‘Rapist.’ Her actions are horrific.”
That’s called giving a dose of reality, and putting things in perspective.
As Trump himself put out on Twitter: “I said it. I was wrong and I apologize. [But] to date, neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton have apologized to Broaddrick.”
Paula Jones, another women from Clinton’s past who accused the former president of improper sexual actions, weighed in on Twitter as well.
“So Donald Trump had to apologize about the woman comments … I don’t recall that Bill or Hillary has apologized to me and Juanita Broaddrick or Kathleen Willey,” she tweeted.
Source: Allen B. West