How quickly things change. Donald Trump surrogate, A.J. Delgado, has defended her candidate’s 2005 hot mic moment as nothing more than hyperbole. However, when it comes to the accusations that have surfaced since the statement, Delgado is questioning the validity of the women coming forward.
In an interview Wednesday with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Delgado said, “These allegations are decades old. If somebody actually did that, Chris, any reasonable woman would have come forward and said something at the time.”
But two years ago when Bill Cosby’s accusers were coming forward, Delgado was singing a different tune. A man on Twitter named Christopher Jon asked why the women were coming out now instead of earlier. Delgado replies, “Well, [because] everyone else is discussing it and so it’s normal to say: ‘Ok, maybe I should/could speak up now…’ It’s not uncommon.”
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This comes after former “Apprentice” runner-up Summer Zervos came out with accusations about her experience with Trump. Just this week, two other women came forward in the New York Times, one came forward in People magazine, another in the Palm Beach Post and Thursday, a woman came forward with a story about Trump looking up models’ skirts in the Huffington Post.