If the footage of presidential hopeful Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women wasn’t enough to convince you he’s unfit to lead the United States, his political opponent Hillary Clinton’s perfect response to the disturbing video might be.
As the second presidential debate gets underway less than 48 hours after the video (in which Trump is heard bragging about grabbing women by the “pussy”) appeared in the media, Clinton has told the world exactly who he is.
“I said starting back in June that he was not fit to be president and commander in chief,” Clinton said, adding that while she disagreed with previous Republican candidates she never questioned the capacity to lead.
“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.
“Because we’ve seen this throughout the campaign. We’ve seen him insult women. We’ve seen him rate women on their appearance, ranking them from 1 to 10. we’ve seen him embarrass women on TV and on Twitter. We saw him after the first debate spend nearly a week denigrating a former Ms Universe in the harshest most personal terms. So, yes this is who Donald Trump is.”
Watch her full response here (post continues after video):
Clinton did not downplay the significance of the video, but said she believes it is just one more in an ever-growing list of reasons why Trump should not win the November election.
“It’s not only women and it’s not only this video that raises questions about his fitness to be our president. Because he has also targeted immigrants, African Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, POWs, Muslims and so many others,” she said.
“This is who Donald Trump is and the question for us — the question our country must answer — is that this is not who we are.
“We are great because we are good. And we will respect one another. And we will work with one another. And we will celebrate our diversity.
“This is the America that I know and love.”
Meanwhile, Trump continued to downplay his comments as “locker room talk”.