It was the moment in the 2016 race for the White House that should have spelled doom for our current, illegitimate head of state: Donald Trump, caught on tape, telling Billy Bush of Access Hollywood that he liked to grab beautiful women “by the pussy,” and he could get away with it because he was a celebrity.
Instead, Trump won the election with considerable help from FBI Director James Comey and the GOP nominee’s best friend, Vladimir Putin.
Trump eventually offered a tepid apology for his remarks, but knowing what we do about him and admitting he’s wrong, it seems doubtful that was his first instinct. What convinced him to do so? Now we know the answer: His daughter’s tears.
The New York Times reports that others who were in the room at the time say Ivanka Trump tearfully begged her father to apologize for what he had said:
“As she spoke, Mr. Trump remained unyielding. His daughter’s eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration.”
In his apology, the real estate mogul commented:
“Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am … I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.”
Ivanka also released a statement on the Access Hollywood tape, writing:
“My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people.”
The rest, as the saying goes, is history, and now we’re stuck with this completely unprepared fool who acts like a child when he doesn’t get his way. So thanks a hell of a lot, Ivanka. You have to take part of the blame for what your shithead daddy is doing to this country and the world.
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