Welp, it's been a hell of a day for Donald Trump (and that's really saying something) - after all of the outrageous statements and gaffes, he finally may have done something that's too much for the GOP. The Washington Post obtained a tape of a conversation between Mr. Trump and Billy Bush of Access Hollywood recorded in 2005, where the following (insane AND insanely gross) conversation took place:
No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] -- 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 took her out furniture -- 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.
Sheesh, your girl's hot as shit. In the purple.
Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!
Look at you, you are a pussy.
All right, you and I will walk out.
Maybe it's a different one.
It better not be the publicist. No, it's, it's her, it's --
Yeah, that's her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Whatever you want.
Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.
"Grab 'em by the pussy" being one of the key takeaways - Trump describing in detail about how he gropes women and is allowed to get away with it has taken many as being beyond the pale (and Billy Bush's eager condoning his behavior also has met some controversy - but then again Billy Bush isn't running for president). And now key members of the GOP are rescinding their endorsements of Trump or doing whatever they can to distance themselves from what they now view as a toxic person.
For his part, Trump has issued an apology and made it clear that he will NOT be dropping out of the race and did his best to dismiss the lewd conversation as typical "locker room talk." But none of this has stopped people from reacting VERY strongly online about the revelations of the past 24 hours.
Trump apology was okay, but it didn't exactly grab my pussy.-- Lew Morton (@LewMorton) October 8, 2016
Knew I'd heard this before pic.twitter.com/1XKKoGlSQT-- Dashiell Driscoll (@dashiell) October 8, 2016
I am very sorry to inform the GOP that despite their protests, they must carry this candidate to term-- Emma Roller (@emmaroller) October 8, 2016
Remember when Donald Trump complained about his mic not working? The universe has a sense of humor.-- Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) October 7, 2016
Whoa, these new revelations really put Trump in a same light.-- Matthew Baldwin (@matthewbaldwin) October 7, 2016
This whole debacle makes me sick to my pussy-- Megan Amram (@meganamram) October 8, 2016
When the Republican Party elects a nominee, they're not sending their best. They're criminals, they're rapists...-- Robin Thede (@robinthede) October 8, 2016
TRUMP'S IDEA OF LOCKER ROOM TALK: I love sex crimes.-- stefan heck (@boring_as_heck) October 8, 2016
ACTUAL LOCKER ROOM TALK: Jesus, that old man is using the hand dryer on his asshole.
10. Even the official Tic-Tac account isn't willing to remain silent and be tied to Trump:
Tic Tac respects all women. We find the recent statements and behavior completely inappropriate and unacceptable.-- Tic Tac USA (@TicTacUSA) October 8, 2016
@realDonaldTrump man you got yelled at by tic tacs. this is not going well-- jon hendren (@fart) October 8, 2016
But maybe the most incredible part of this is how absolutely ridiculous the news has had to get in order to keep up with Trump. Seriously - Ana Navarro deserves some applause.
this is the most fantastic thing i've seen tonight. maybe this year pic.twitter.com/JZPl6iUaJi-- Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 8, 2016