Donald Trump Jr. is proving that the Republican nominee’s namesake shares his views on sex assault and celebrity – that it’s “normal” behavior – and excusing him for, “not being a political robot,” whatever that means. The Republican surrogate told that to Charlotte, N.C. radio station WBT in detail today, but we found practically the same thing written in a 2011 tweet condoning celebrity sexual harassment, which you can see below:
“There’s sort of the reality of the situation and then there’s how the media portrays it again. So I mean, listen I know plenty of people. I’ve had conversations like that with plenty of people where people use language off color. They’re talking, two guys, amongst themselves. I’ve seen it time and time again. I think it makes him a human. I think it makes him a normal person not a political robot. He hasn’t spent his whole life waiting for this moment to run for the presidency.” (Complete audio below)
Indisputably, Donald Trump is a human, but his eldest son very conveniently omitted the fact that most humans who talk this way are in prisons and sex offender lists.
There’s more evidence that Donald Trump Jr. has the very same predatory mindset as his demagogue father. We found a tweet from 2011, where the Republican surrogate was quite clear, that if celebrity television host Marc McGrath’s looks are good enough, “HR rules don’t apply.” Ironically, McGrath is the host of EXTRA, the entertainment TV show where in 2012 a video that emerged just this morning, the elder Donald Trump condoned teachers raping their underage students.
There’s still a copy of Donald Trump Jr.’s offensive tweet in the Google Cache even though he deleted it from his account.
The Trump Tapes torpedoed the Republican’s presidential campaign the moment they were released. However, the horrid response – an utter lack of sincere apology to any single individual – by the candidate, and by his family who’ve done nothing but lie, deny and then seek to normalize criminally predatory sexual behavior has tarnished their vaunted Trump name brand forever.
Even Trump’s campaign manager admitted that he abuses women! But for some strange reason, his family – and his eldest son in particular – just cannot cross that bridge and accept the truth admitted in a bus with Billy Bush in 2005. No wonder his first wife Ivana Trump accused her husband of marital rape in a sworn depostion.
Across America today, the only talk in locker rooms is well adjusted people shaking their heads in astonishment and condemning Donald Trump and his family’s shameful enabling of a creepy, sexual abuser.
Listen to Donald Trump Jr.’s completely horrendous comments here via CNN:
Grant Stern is an Editor-At-Large for OccupyDemocrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition