Donald Trump’s appearance at the second 2016 general election presidential debate was the first time the GOP nominee publicly addressed the vile statements he made while bragging about sexually assaulting women in a 2005 tape released late last week, so you think he’d have prepared a solid response.
Unfortunately, that was not the case.
Stumbling through his reply, Trump casually referred to his comments about grabbing women by the genitals and kissing them without consent as nothing more than “locker room talk,” before quickly attempting to change the subject. He also outright denied making the comments, as paraphrased by debate moderator Anderson Cooper.
Hear Trump’s full response to the first mention of the tape below.
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