Read time: 1 minute

Chris Hayes Reminds Us What Happened When Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Remember when a presidential candidate bragged about sexual assault?
Views:

Chris Hayes talked last night about about how Roger Ailes was also accused of predatory sexual behavior, and Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company.

"And then there's the president of the United States -- almost exactly one year ago the famous Access Hollywood tape was released which we don't need to play because everyone remembers that tape, but what is not always remembered is what happened right after that tape was released," he said.

"Woman after woman came forward, a dozen all, accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior and sexual assault. The New York Times spoke with an accuser who said Donald Trump groped her during a flight in the early 1980s.

"The thing we seem to have collectively forgotten is the way the presidential candidate who denied all the accusations, and attacked the women who accused him.

He asked Jess McIntosh, who served on the Clinton campaign, for her response.

"I remember that week on the campaign. That was, I think, the hardest week psychologically on the campaign," she said.

"And it was funny because you would watch SNL that night and they would cut to us partying and popping champagne. There was a lot of women in that office and listening to the cheers as that man suggested that these women were too unattractive to assault. There was no political upside to that.

"The fact that -- we didn't even know he was going to win at this point, but the fact that somebody had come that far with that kind of backing, making that kind of statement already showed that we were much farther gone as a country than I had previously realized."

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team