It is pretty much assumed this will not be the last chance for voters to hear Trump use language that more typically would be heard from a horny frat boy after a keg stand and several pints of Jägermeister. Reportedly, various staffers who worked on Trump's reality TV show, "The Apprentice" say there are hours and hours of video in which the star of the show lets his lechery run loose.
Trump first responded to the uproar by saying, "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." This was like a little kid in trouble saying, "Billy stole two candy bars from the store and I only stole one!" It doesn't get him off the hook for his own words and deeds.
Trump was not in a locker room when he was speaking so offensively. He was in mixed company on an "Access Hollywood" bus, wearing a live microphone and preparing to meet Arianne Zucker, a "Days of Our Lives" actress. It is in the seconds before Trump and interviewer Billy Bush ooze off the bus and insist that Zucker give them hugs that Trump claims one of the perks of stardom is that women don't complain if you "grab them by the [genitals]." Millions of voters saw this and felt the urge to gag.
A number of professional athletes were offended as well. Doc Rivers, former
I've spent a lot of time in locker rooms in recent years with men whose ages range from 20-something to 60-something. Sure, there is occasional talk about sex. Attractive women are noticed and noted. But I've never heard any of them talk like Trump.
That doesn't mean some men do not talk that way. Plenty do. But they are oafish jerks. And so is Trump.