Appearing on CNN, avid Trump advocate Scottie Nell Hughes claimed Donald Trump’s boasting about grabbing women “by the p*ssy” pales in comparison to a claim from a Democratic contractor that he hired people to incite fights at Trump rallies.
On Anderson Cooper’s AC360, the discussion centered on a video released by conservative provocateur James O’Keefe where the contractor claimed he hired people to go into Trump rallies and provoke the GOP nominee’s fans into attacking them for the cameras.
Although there is no proof whether it was true or not, conservatives have grabbed onto the admission as proof of dirty tricks which they are laying at the feet of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I’m sorry that it doesn’t fit your narrative that Republican — that Trump supporters are horrible and they’re for violence,” Hughes asserted. “It actually shows that once again they were instigated. That the whole year we’ve been demonized saying that we are just the ones that are causing all this violence at our rallies and this just proves like the Chicago rally, like it proves about the woman with COPD, that they were sent in to instigate.”
When it was pointed out that there was no proof that it was anything more than a man bragging, Hughes insisted it must have happened.
“Yeah, well there is,” she insisted. “They claim it right here. They had no reason on secret tape to lie about it.”
Host Cooper tried to reel her in by bringing up the notorious Access Hollywood tape.
“By the way, that’s like saying Donald Trump had no reason to lie about molesting women on a tape to Billy Bush,” he told her.
“It’s a completely different thing,” she insisted. “This is a conversation with one other. This is much worse.”
Watch the video below via Media Matters: