Sean Hannity Makes Absurd Analogy to Justify Trump's Misogynist Comments
Bumbling Trump fan-boy Sean Hannity is fine with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's most recent (in a long line of) degrading comments about women. Audio from 2005, released by the Washington Post via Access Hollywood's editors, revealed a chat between Trump and Billy Bush in which Trump brags about groping women "by the pussy" as well as trying to kiss and force himself on them, because as a celebrity he's entitled to do whatever he wants.
Hannity's rationale for why this kind of mentality is cool by him?
"King David had 500 concubines for crying out loud."
What that unfortunate tidbit about a biblical monarch who died in 970 BCE has to do with the expectations of gender relations and just being a normal human being in 21st-century America is (like most things Trump-related) beyond the scope of reason.
Mind you Donald Trump, who has since apologized in the manner of a rapist who says the woman was "asking for it," was 59 when the 2005 audio was captured. Those desperate attempts to excuse his behavior because it was "a long time ago" are pretty limp. Oh, and Sean Hannity is 54.
In the realm of the sane, there are no excuses, and many GOP leaders, as well as other prominent Republicans, realize that. This week they have been stampeding away from the Trump circus. Condoleezza Rice and a growing number of Republicans have called for Trump to drop out of the race. John McCain has withdrawn support, Paul Ryan had some strong words for Trump, and the nominee's own running mate, Mike Pence, released the following statement: “As a husband and father I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in an 11-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”
In a brilliant new Saturday Night Live skit, in which Alex Baldwin clowns Trump, a debate moderator (played by the show's first Latina cast member, Melissa VillaseÃ±or) explains that Pence has also canceled his campaign events.
Apparently the worst Trump revelations are yet to come, according to the producer from Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice." But Trump has vowed to stay in the race "no matter what," so there's more unraveling to come.