A lot of Republicans are denouncing Trump following the release of a 2005 video in which Trump describes hitting on married women and explains that women will let you kiss them and “grab them by the pussy” if you’re a rich a famous man.
As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 7, 2016
Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 8, 2016
Every wife, mother, daughter — every person — deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. https://t.co/AVSEBastVc
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 8, 2016
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) October 8, 2016
These unequivocal denunciations, however, were not good enough for some. These Republicans were criticized for invoking their “wives” and “daughters” in their attacks on Trump, and suggesting that women should be “revered” and “treated with dignity and respect.” Because that’s not the right way to denounce someone for making misogynist comments, apparently.
Lawmakers on TV: you can be upset w/ Trump's comments not just bc a woman is "someone's wife or daughter," but simply bc she is a PERSON
— Kendall Breitman (@KendallBreitman) October 8, 2016
Before I was a son of a mother, a brother to sisters, a husband to a wife, and a father to a daughter, I was like: Women? What are those
— Chris Mohney (@chrismohney) October 8, 2016
I don't have a daughter and yet somehow, bizarrely, I'm still appalled by Trump's comments!
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 8, 2016
WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE OBJECTIFIED THEY SHOULD BE CHERISHED AND KEPT IN GLASS COFFINS THAT SMELL OF LILACS UNTIL THE BREEDING MONTHS ARRIVE pic.twitter.com/v0DVohNQCz
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 8, 2016
Can we talk abt how not helping Paul Ryan statement condemning Trump was? Women to be "championed and revered"? Can we maybe just be PEOPLE?
— Nancy Kaffer (@nancykaffer) October 8, 2016
Woke celeb John Legend said he thought the Republicans denouncing Trump were being “odd.”
You don't have to have daughters or granddaughters to find Trump's comments repugnant. It's an odd, unnecessary qualifier.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 8, 2016
Or maybe they were just trying to show some empathy?
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) October 8, 2016
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