The entire US is now fixated on Trump’s audio leak, were we have the shocking revelation that a famous billionaire, reality TV star, New York casino owner loves to brag about his success with the ladies in a lewd manner while in the presence of other guys.
Beta males, white knights, and the entire liberal left (and back stabbing Republican right) are lining up to exact revenge on The Don for his gross political incorrectness, and his disgusting honesty during his bro time with Billy Bush, where the two men expose how power and wealth attracts women (shocker!)…and how the powerful and wealthy take advantage such biologically hardwired truths.
The fallout is so epic, one would forget that Wikileaks dumped an entire stash of Clinton Wall Street emails…how convenient for Hillary.
We are left with one burning question…will Trump’s comments made 10 years ago be the end of Trump 2016. GOP members are rushing to disassociate from Trump and score points with politically correct America. Rats always are the first to abandon ship at the first sign of trouble.
Dilbert Creator Scott Adams is on the case, providing his clever insight on how Trump will weather the latest storm, while “anti-Trump GOP establishmentarian Erick Erickson” challenges Adams to explain away the hot mic recording (courtesy of Zerohedge).
None other than anti-Trump GOP establishmentarian Erick Erickson (yeah seriously) threw down the gauntlet at Dilbert Creator Scott Adams following the Access Hollywood recording in which Donald Trump said bad things eleven years ago…
I’m waiting for the guy who writes Dilbert to pen 5000 words on why this Access Hollywood tape is actually a brilliant thing for Trump.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 7, 2016
How many parents did it take to come up with your first name? https://t.co/WVaGhVKm7Q
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 8, 2016
Trump’s bid for Sainthood officially ended today. I think he’s still available for Kennedy-type jobs. #Trump
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 7, 2016
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 8, 2016
The betting sites say there is a 100% chance of sending an alleged sex abuser to the White House. Policies still irrelevant.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 9, 2016
Here are Scott Adams’ 15 reasons why the Trump leaked audio will not have a significant impact on the US elections…
I’ll give you my thoughts, in no particular order.
1. If this were anyone else, the election would be over. But keep in mind that Trump doesn’t need to outrun the bear. He only needs to outrun his camping buddy. There is still plenty of time for him to dismantle Clinton. If you think things are interesting now, just wait. There is lots more entertainment coming.
2. This was not a Trump leak. No one would invite this sort of problem into a marriage.
3. I assume that publication of this recording was okayed by the Clinton campaign. And if not, the public will assume so anyway. That opens the door for Trump to attack in a proportionate way. No more mister-nice-guy. Gloves are off. Nothing is out of bounds. It is fair to assume that Bill and Hillary are about to experience the worst weeks of their lives.
4. If nothing new happens between now and election day, Clinton wins. The odds of nothing new happening in that timeframe is exactly zero.
5. I assume that 75% of male heads of state, including our own past presidents, are total dogs in their private lives. Like it or not, Trump is normal in that world.
6. As fictional mob boss Tony Soprano once said in an argument with his wife, “You knew what you were getting when you married me!” Likewise, Trump’s third wife, Melania, knew what she was getting. It would be naive to assume Trump violated their understanding.
7. Another rich, famous, tall, handsome married guy once told me that he can literally make-out and get handsy with any woman he wants, whether she is married or not, and she will be happy about it. I doubted his ridiculous claims until I witnessed it three separate times. So don’t assume the women were unwilling. (Has anyone come forward to complain about Trump?)
8. If the LGBTQ community wants to be a bit more inclusive, I don’t see why “polyamorous alpha male serial kisser” can’t be on the list. If you want to label Trump’s sexual behavior “abnormal” you’re on shaky ground.
9. Most men don’t talk like Trump. Most women don’t either. But based on my experience, I’m guessing a solid 20% of both genders say and do shockingly offensive things in private. Keep in mind that Billy Bush wasn’t shocked by it.
10. Most male Hollywood actors support Clinton. Those acting skills will come in handy because starting today they have to play the roles of people who do not talk and act exactly like Trump in private.
11. I’m adding context to the discussion, not condoning it. Trump is on his own to explain his behavior.
12. Clinton supporters hated Trump before this latest outrage. Trump supporters already assumed he was like this. Independents probably assumed it too. Before you make assumptions about how this changes the election, see if anyone you know changes their vote because of it. All I have seen so far is people laughing about it.
12. I hereby change my endorsement from Trump to Gary Johnson, just to get out of the blast zone. Others will be “parking” their vote with Johnson the same way. The “shy Trump supporter” demographic just tripled.
13. My prediction of a 98% chance of Trump winning stays the same. Clinton just took the fight to Trump’s home field. None of this was a case of clever strategy or persuasion on Trump’s part. But if the new battleground is spousal fidelity, you have to like Trump’s chances.
14. Trump wasn’t running for Pope. He never claimed moral authority. His proposition has been that he’s an asshole (essentially), but we need an asshole to fight ISIS, ignore lobbyists, and beat up Congress. Does it change anything to have confirmation that he is exactly what you thought he was?
My thoughts above have more to do with reason than persuasion. And that means you can ignore all of it because reason is not part of decision-making when it comes to politics. On the persuasion level, all that matters is whether this new development changes what you already assumed about Trump.
Personally, it didn’t change what I assumed about Trump’s personal life. Your mileage may vary.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.