Watch Hillary Clinton Tear Into Donald Trump Over His Comments About Groping Women

“It’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is.”


On Friday afternoon, the Washington Post released footage showing Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without their consent during a 2005 Access Hollywood taping. The fallout from the video has been swift, with dozens of Republicans withdrawing their support for Trump over the weekend, and many calling on him to step down as a candidate.

At the start of Sunday night’s debate, moderator Anderson Cooper raised the video, asking Trump if he understood that what he was describing constituted sexual assault. Trump dismissed his lewd remarks as mere “locker room talk.” In response, Hillary Clinton tore into Trump, saying that he was unfit to serve as president and describing his comments as part of a long history of insulting women and others.

“What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women, what he thinks about women, what he does to women. And he has said that the video doesn’t represent who he is. But I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is,” she said.

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