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If you’ve been watching coverage of Donald Trump’s lewd comments on network TV, then you haven’t yet gotten the full effect of his words uncensored.
A new attack ad released by The Democratic Coalition Against Trump on Sunday features the Republican presidential candidate’s now famous taped discussion with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. And words from the tape that have been censored in mainstream media appear in full in the new video, which starts out with a viewer discretion advisory.
The ad also turns Trump’s subsequent apology for his past comments against him, playing an excerpt from his recent statement in which he expressed regret, then going into an excerpt from the much talked about Access Hollywood tape directly afterward.
Jon Cooper, Chairman of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, said in a statement that the candidate’s words “can’t be defended.” He added: “They’ve opened a window into his heart and soul, and that’s an ugly sight… I have three daughters, and like tens of millions of other parents, I’m truly embarrassed by Mr. Trump’s misogynistic comments. Our nation deserves better.”
Counting more than 110,000 members, the anti-Trump coalition is an arm of the Keep America Great PAC, which claims to be the largest grassroots anti-Trump organization in the U.S.
“This ad shows the real Trump, a person who should never be in American politics ever again,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Coalition and senior Democratic operative. “We aim to target this ad in competitive House and Senate districts of elected Trump supporters, current or former. We aren’t going to let Republicans separate themselves from Trump as we’ve seen so far. They made their bed by endorsing Trump, now they have to lie in it.”
The Washington Post first published the tape of Trump boasting to Bush about kissing, groping and having sex with women, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do anything … I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said. “Grab ‘em by the p—y.”
Since then, Trump issued an apology. But several Republicans have decided to withdraw their support for the candidate anyway.