Donald Trump, the self-described “best for woman” candidate:
“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
From Charles P. Pierce at Esquire:
“It’s just words, folks. It’s just words. Those words, I’ve been hearing them for many years.”
—Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for president, October 9, 2016.
The most predictable fallout from Sunday night’s gutterdammerung in St. Louis was that the leaders of what we now laughingly call the Republican Establishment would be wrapping themselves in their most eloquent weaselspeak as regards to their party’s standard-bearer. And we were not disappointed.
On Monday morning, Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin, led the chorus. Per CNBC:
House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republican lawmakers Monday he will not defend Donald Trump and focus only on holding congressional majorities.