Remember back in 2012 when George Galloway explained that Julian Assange couldn’t possibly be guilty of the rape charges he faces in Sweden because his behavior was simply part of “the sex game”?
Now it turns out that in 2005 Donald Trump explained his own version of “the sex game.” He wasn’t simply being “lewd.” He wasn’t just indulging in “locker room talk.” He was a 59-year-old man justifying sexual assault, especially if one is a “star.” Like, y’know, Donald Trump.
Trump: 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.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Surely Trump’s supporters (enthusiastic or otherwise) can’t claim to be shocked by this. Or can they?
Republicans I talk to tonight are sort of stunned. They knew Trump was dangerous for the party. They didn't know he was this dangerous.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 8, 2016
To which I can only respond: Why the hell not?