Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump is “not fit” to be president when asked about her response to the recent controversial tape featuring Trump making lewd comments about women.
“With prior Republican nominees for president, I disagreed with them, politics, policies and principles, but I never questioned their fitness to serve. Donald Trump is different,” Clinton said. “I said starting back in June that he was not fit to be president and commander in chief. “
She continued: “What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women. What he thinks about women. What he does to women. And he has said that the video doesn’t represent who he is. But I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is.”
— Complex (@ComplexMag) October 10, 2016
Clinton went on to say that we’ve seen Trump embarrass women on TV and Twitter.
“We saw him after the first debate spending nearly a week denigrating a former Miss Universe,” she said. “Yes, this is who Donald Trump is.”
Clinton then went on to list a variety of people she said Trump has insulted.
“America already is great. We are great because we are good,” Clinton said. “This is the America that I know and love.”
Trump responded to Clinton, “It’s just words, folks. It’s just words.”
On Friday, The Washington Post published a videotape of Trump on a hot mic boasting to Billy 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.”
Clinton received the first question during Sunday’s second presidential debate and it was not about Trump’s lewd comments, despite CNN’s Brian Stelter reporting earlier in the day that moderators Cooper and Martha Raddatz of ABC would start off the debate with talk of the scandal. Plans might have changed when Trump met with three women that have accused former President Bill Clinton of rape and unwanted sexual advances prior to the debate.
However, it didn’t take long the situation to come up during Sunday’s debate, with Cooper asking Trump with the second question of the evening.
“I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it, but it’s locker room talk. It’s one of those things,” Trump said.