The Daily Show took on Donald Trump’s now infamous Access Hollywood video from 2005. And while many apologists and the presidential candidate himself referred to the lewd comments as “locker-room talk,” host Trevor Noah felt very differently. “There is a big difference between saying dirty words and glorifying nonconsensual sexual contact,” said Noah.
Noah used two hypothetical examples, the first being a crime: “Last night I dined with a lovely lady, and immediately afterward, I escorted her back to her residence and caressed her genitals despite her lack of invitation.”
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He then used a much more crude example that while offensive is not a crime, “Oh, man, last night I was rolling with this bad bitch and I was like, ‘Are you gonna let me smash that ass?’ and she said, “No,” and I said ‘OK, no pussy for me.'”
Noah then asked the viewers, “Which is worse?” Obviously they are both bad, but the first is an assault and the second is someone being crass. Noah went on to say, “Trump can try to excuse his behavior by calling it locker-room talk. But you realize he wasn’t in a locker room! He was on a TV interview. If you conduct locker-room talk everywhere, it’s not locker-room talk.”
The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.
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