The Washington Post has revealed a recording from 2005 of Trump making lewd, inappropriate, and misogynistic comments about women. The recording contains both audio and some video of Trump speaking with Billy Bush, then host of “Access Hollywood”.
Following this revelation many Republicans (and Democrats) raced to denounce Donald Trump. Here is a look at 5 prominent Republicans and their comments:
- Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman:
“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
2. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House:
“I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests.”
Ryan also uninvited Trump from a campaign stop in Wisconsin.
3. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader:
“These comments are repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance. As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape.”
4. Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee:
5. Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator (R-IL), who withdrew his support for Trump in June:
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Considering this recording has caused multiple Republicans to withdraw their support for Trump and many of the comments noted above, as well as many others not noted, were made after Trump’s “apology”, it seems that, yes, people were offended. And no, they don’t believe you are sorry.