With other members of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s inner circle held back from the morning shows, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took the brunt of criticism on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning where host Chuck Todd relentlessly attacked the Trump apologist.
Going beyond the candidate’s vulgar bragging about getting away with sexually assaulting women because he’s famous and rich, Todd shared audio from a Howard Stern interview with Trump boasting about being able to gawk at beauty pageant contestants backstage while they were naked because he owned the pageant.
In the tapes, Trump can be heard telling Stern, “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed. No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes.”
Trump adds, “And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”
Giuliani — so loyal — comes to the GOP nominee’s defense, and says, “Still, he wasn’t running for president.” But Todd calls him on that weak defense right away. He says, “Oh he wasn’t running for president so it’s OK to be a misogynist. He wasn’t running for president so it’s OK to make unwanted sexual advances?”
The former New York Mayor tells Todd how it’s not OK that Trump said such things to Stern, but are we really talking about what he said or what he did? Todd hammered the Trump advocate, “It’s not about saying it, Mr. Mayor. It’s doing it. He’s bragging about making unwanted sexual advances. You’re saying that the words are wrong, how about the actions?”
Asking the tough questions of Giuliani, Todd says, “If you believe that Hillary Clinton says one thing in private and that means what she really is, is what she is in private, should we assume what Donald Trump did … is really what Donald Trump is like in private? That’s what you’re implying here with Hillary Clinton.”
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