Donald Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”

Donald Trumps Locker Room Talk

Abby Spencer, Staff Writer

As many of you probably know, a tape was recently released of Donald Trump’s conversation with Billy Bush back in 2005. This recording was taken during Trump’s appearance on Bush’s show, “Access Hollywood”. If you’ve heard the tape, you know why I won’t be quoting much of it in this article. However, I will summarize it: Donald Trump used extremely lewd language to discuss his attempt to make a move on a woman (only months after marrying his third and current wife, Melania) and how she rejected him. He then went on to brag about moving on women without their consent, “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.” and justified this behavior because “when you’re a star, they let you do it.” After the release of this recording, Trump tried his hardest to make a sincere apology, which can basically be summarized by this: “Sorry, but  Isis exists so its not a big deal”. Trump tried to defend his comments by calling them “locker room talk”. Not only is this a ridiculous excuse for bragging about sexual assault, it is also false. Various pro athletes have come forward and denied that anything along the line of Trump’s comments are discussed in their locker room. Queen Harrison, a former Olympic hurdler tweeted “‘Locker room talk’, ‘Boys will be boys’, ‘Harmless banter’. These are not valid excuses for behavior. Never have been, never will be.” Furthermore, Trump then went on to deny allegations of sexual assault from Jessica Leeds, stating that she was not attractive enough for him to sexually assault, “You look at her…I don’t think so.” Ever since this incident, Trump’s campaign and supporters have been complaining about the media being biased against him. Maybe it should be taken in account that Donald Trump does in fact say offensive, misogynistic and racist things and that the media simply reports on it, similarly to how the media reports on Hillary’s email scandal.