Donald Trump’s campaign suffered perhaps its most serious setback so far on Friday, when footage emerged of the Republican presidential candidate talking smut on a bus.
In the footage, from 2005, Trump is heard boasting about groping and kissing women, and his attempts to “f**k” a married TV presenter. He comments: “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
But when asked about it on Sunday night, during a debate with his rival, the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump had an unusual comeback.
He denied the comments (they were captured on tape) and then said: “This is locker room talk.”
And then he changed the subject:
“You know, when we have a world where you have Isis chopping off heads, where you have — and, frankly, drowning people in steel cages, where you have wars and horrible, horrible sights all over, where you have so many bad things happening, this is like medieval times. We haven’t seen anything like this, the carnage all over the world.”
In case anyone hadn’t understood, he summarised:
“Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things. I will knock the hell out of Isis.”
Got the message, ladies? Don’t complain too much about sexual harrassment, because… Isis.