Unless you inhabit a cave deep in the wilderness, you would have heard of the leaked Donald Trump tapes over the weekend. Released by The Washington Post, the audio clip features Trump saying absolutely despicable things about women – including assertions of sexual assault and infidelity.
The audio was recorded in 2005, and centers around a conversation between Trump and Billy Bush on the show ‘Access Hollywood‘. The chat between the two includes Trump saying:
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it …
I did try and f*ck her. She was married.”
He then continues to say that because he’s famous, he can do what he wants to woman. This includes the claim that he would, “Grab them by the p*ssy,”.
“You can do anything” – he says.
Here’s the full audio clip below (watch on an empty stomach):
As imagined, these gross statements are being taken as pretty damn un-presidential, with even a majority of Republicans denouncing their support for Trump.
Trump initially reacted to the leak by shrugging it off as “locker room banter” before making an official apology.
While nothing about sexual assault is funny, what is lol-worthy is that Trump is FINALLY getting a proper roasting for the despicable way he often speaks about women – and humans in general.
The internet is rejoicing that Trump is actually getting his comeuppance.
Here are some of our fave reactions:
Honestly, just step into the voting booth, think of the words "grab her by the pussy," then do what you have to do.
— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) October 7, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, your potential president. pic.twitter.com/09gWqhVUk9
— Marika Shaub (@marikatogo) October 7, 2016
Those people rejoicing #pussygate please know Trump's voters wouldn't care if he was doing live incest on pay-per-view
— Stephen Grant (@stephencgrant) October 7, 2016
— Charlie Pickering (@charliepick) October 7, 2016
the coolest thing is that "grab her in the pussy" has to go in history books now
— Lindy West (@thelindywest) October 8, 2016
This whole debacle makes me sick to my pussy
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) October 8, 2016
acceptable pussy grabbing pic.twitter.com/4XjQbtDT4V
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 10, 2016
— Caroline (@JamboR1989) October 7, 2016
Lincoln: "Four score and seven years ago…"
FDR: "Only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
Trump: "Grab them by the pussy"
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 7, 2016
— mh (@thematthinrichs) October 10, 2016
I'm now in a locker room and can confirm that Trump's "locker room banter" defense is not playing well among locker room banterers.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 7, 2016
If I wanted a president w a grab em by the pussy attitude she'd have to be a woman.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 8, 2016
— Chad Scira 🌐 (@icodeforlove) October 9, 2016
Overheard: "Trump can say all the disgusting things he wants about women. Truth is, he's losing to one next month."
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 7, 2016
— Kelly Ann Collins (@itskac) October 8, 2016