Donald Trump’s loyal surrogates are lining up to see who can be the larger hypocrite in punditry this week.
Kayleigh McEnany’s Friday appearance on CNN’s Erin Burnett “Out Front” erupted into a shouting match with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona. Cardona said that Trump’s words that he would never attack Jessica Leeds, the woman on their airplane because she wasn’t up to his standards, underscores he is a man who doesn’t even understand what sexual assault is.
“Sexual assault is a man who is saying I am powerful, I am dominant over you and you can’t do anything about it,” she explained. “You are weak, you are a woman, you are there so that I can use and abuse you and then push you aside whenever I feel like it. That is what sexual assault is. That is what a sexual predator does. And Kayleigh, I’m sorry, if it was just one or two or maybe three or four women I would say yes, you know, maybe their stories can be questioned. It is eleven women now. It is eleven women. When is there a breaking point?”
Cardona at one point spoke so passionately her voice cracked as McEnany tried to interject. Cardona continued speaking over her explaining that the reason that many women are coming out now is because they want to tell voters that they think Trump is a sexual predator.
“These are women who have been victims of the sexual proceed predator of this degenerate man and they want to make sure everybody turns to the choice at hand and that choice — that choice should not be somebody who better belongs on the national registry,” she concluded.
McEnany tried to blame Cardona for being judge, jury and executioner and litigating it on national television, but Cardona explained that the panel was having a discussion, as people tend to do during the election season. She also argued that the American people deserve to hear these issues. McEnany prefers the news media discusses other issues — any other issue than this.
“He is asking for a vote to be Commander in Chief,” Cardona said. “If he’s demeaned women publicly that is not something?”
McEnany brought up former President Bill Clinton, who’s name is not on the ballot, but Cardona said that even if one dismisses the accusations and instead only focuses on the public tapes that voters can hear, they’re still anti-women.
“I’m talking about Donald Trump who has demeaned women on Howard Stern repeatedly and now has eleven accusers say he has sexually assaulted them,” Cardona said.
McEnany brought up the man that said that he was sitting across the aisle from Trump and the woman in the 1970s and he saw something entirely different. The man, Gilbert Thorpe, was 17-years-old at the time and was “prosecuted for sex parties with high-ranking politicians,” Burnett disclosed.
McEnany said that in a court of law the information about Thorpe wouldn’t be allowed because it is character assassination. Despite McEnany’s Harvard Law degree, that’s actually false.
Cardona concluded, “The problem with Kayleigh’s argument is that Donald Trump, himself, has said that we have the tape that he did all these things and what Kayleigh would ask us do is to disbelieve him. That he wasn’t honest when he was talking to his friend. And then she would have us disbelieve 11 different women. You know that — at some point, people have to make up their own minds about what common sense says.”
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