Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent Sunday morning trying to defend Donald Trump after the release of a tape from 2005 featuring the GOP nominee bragging about grabbing women “by the p*ssy.” But even this devoted Trump surrogate was forced to admit that what Trump was describing on the tape amounted to nothing less than sexual assault.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos backed the Giuliani into a corner where he had no choice but to concede that yes, Trump was bragging about sexually assaulting women.
“What Trump is describing in that tape is sexual assault,” George Stephanopoulos said.
Giuliani squirmed in his seat, but he had no option other than to admit that Trump was indeed boasting about sexual assault.
“That’s what he’s talking about,” replies Giuliani. “You know, whether it happened or not, I don’t know, and how much exaggeration was involved in that, I don’t know. I do know there’s a tendency on the part of men at different times to exaggerate things like this.”
The tape in question was made public on Friday night and the Trump campaign has been caught in a downward spiral ever since. High-ranking Republicans have dropped the GOP nominee like a hot potato, revoking their endorsements and calling for Trump to step down.
In the recording from 2005, Trump made a litany of vile remarks, including “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.” Even more revolting was his statement that if you are a big time celebrity like he is, you can just “grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.”
Earlier on Sunday morning, Giuliani appeared on several other news shows where he claimed that Trump’s comments were just locker room talk and were no big deal because all men say stuff like this.
You can watch the entire interview here:
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