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The Blue & Gray Press | July 25, 2017

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Staff ed: Donald Trump’s recent comments are inexcusable, don’t represent UMW

Staff ed: Donald Trump’s recent comments are inexcusable, don’t represent UMW


Last Friday, The Washington Post released a video from 2005 depicting Donald Trump boasting about kissing, grabbing and trying to have sex with women during a conversation with former “Access Hollywood” host and current co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, Billy Bush.

The video was taken a few months after he married his third wife Melania Trump.

The video started out with a shot of the bus that Trump and Bush were on. The first half of the video, Trump was caught on a hot microphone.

About halfway through the audio, Trump and Bush notice Arianne Zucker, the actress who is waiting to escort them into the “Days of our lives” set.

“Your girl’s hot as s—, in the purple,” says Bush.

“Whoa!” Trump says. “Whoa!”

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says. “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,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Whatever you want,” says Bush.

“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

After the video was released, there were hundreds of posts discounting Trump.

Top Republicans denounced their nominee. Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan, uninvited Trump to an event in Wisconsin, where they were going to campaign together.

“I am sickened by what I heard today,” Ryan said. “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 no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.”

We at the Blue & Gray Press do not condone nor support the use of this kind of language and degradation of women. We are not endorsing any candidate for the election, but we do not support Donald Trump.


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