Are other continents and countries that are treading on firmer dignity territory this week looking over at #murica and thinking “wow, they used to be so dignified?” Probably. Two players in this week’s Trump-centric political scandal (I refuse to type “Grab-Gate.” Again.) have released statements about Donald Trump’s latest pile of ew.
First up, we have Nancy O’Dell. She had the misfortune to be the first woman that tattered life vest-faced Donald was talking about with the assuredly-gobbling-Xanax-by-the-fistful-right-now Billy Bush. In the 2005 Access Hollywood interview, Donald said the following about her while riding the Misogyny Express bus.
Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.
Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.
Unknown: That’s huge news.
Trump: No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] — and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping.
She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.” I took her out furniture —
I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
The real story here is that Donald admitted he failed at something. If only he had carried that truly humble quality forward with him to 2016! Hold up, I spoke too soon. The admission of failure was obviously contingent on Donald making sure he effed with Nancy’s career when he had the chance. A married woman refusing his sexual advances even though he offered to buy her a dinette set must have made him cranky. He allegedly tried to have Nancy nixed from hosting the Miss USA pageant two years later on NBC because she was visibly pregnant. Uh huh. That’s why. Sure, Jan.
We posted a story on February 22, 2007, citing a source who told us Trump wanted to drop O’Dell from the show because he didn’t want a pregnant woman hosting. NBC overruled him and Trump had no comment on our story.
Nancy is now the host of Entertainment Tonight and had something to say. Donald went low, Nancy and her breasts went high.
“Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”
Thank you, Nancy. Now on to Donald’s wife – Eastern European cat person Melania Trump. To her credit (or to the credit of her advisors), there was an attempt to make her seem like a rational person and not entirely like a human trafficking victim who has managed to find herself in slightly better circumstances in her statement.
“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world. “
She did pull a Selena Gomez-approved “Yes, so and so is a reprehensible a-hole but war and stuff!” at the end there. Stay tuned. I’m sure this mess will continue to get exponentially messier until (and after) November 8.
By the way, here’s Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon managing not to have comedy orgasms on SNL last night due to the sheer amount of material Donald has given them.