You must remember the “locker room talk” defense he put up to defend himself against his statements as to how he treats women. Did you buy into it that men talk like that all the time om the locker room? It has never been my experience that men in locker rooms denigrate women by talking about how they assault them. Maybe that’s just me.
I’m no expert on this having not frequented locker rooms very much. Apparently Trump is . He believes that men talk about sexually assaulting women in the locker room and I assume that they talk as he does making fun of their looks. That is what he wanted us to believe before he was elected and many accepted it saying “guys will be guys” so it is no big deal.
Now I have to admit that I come from a background that is similar in someway but different in others than probably the majority of men. I did spend lots of times with other guys in locker room type situations when I was going through my qualifying and basic training for the service. That would be about 9 months. In that sense my experience would be similar because you could suggest the environment there was what you’d find in a locker room. But after the service I didn’t hang around with guys that much. I wasn’t the golfing type or one going out with the boys. Thinking of that, maybe it is the sad old men who spend their idle time in the locker room who talk like that.
If you heard how Trump talked about women you’d know what he means by locker room talk. If you missed that or were unclear about what it means Trump went out of his way to bring you up to date.
Did you see the show Trump and the rapper called Kanye West put on in the Oval Office? Trump sat on one side of the desk grinning while the rapper talked as if he were hanging out in a grimy locker room using the most foul language of the streets. He used swear words I have heard before but only out of the mouths of the most vile people, words that made me shudder when I first heard them, words that the children of America should be spared from hearing, words that never should have been used in the Oval Office. While he was doing it Trump seemed to enjoy it, nodding his head and smiling.
What has become of the dignity of our nation, I thought? What made it worse is no one seemed to think this was out of course. It was shown on all the television stations and written about in the newspapers as if this was a normal occurrence. It would be in a locker room, I assume, but in the Oval Office it was far from normal. That is, unless I am fooling myself and that is what the Oval Office has become which is a locker room. I’m wondering how long it will be before we see Trump sitting there wearing only a white towel. Probably haven’t seen that yet because they can’t find one big enough one.
Of course one thing we do know for certain, Trump has no problem denigrating women even those who he paid to have sexual relations with. The man has absolutely no shame. His lawyer paid Stormy over a hundred grand so she would not talk about the time she spent with Trump. There’s no doubt that happened. Trump in a tweet discussing the woman calls her “horseface.” That’s just the latest of several other insults he has made against women because of their looks.
This is the man who sits in the highest office in the land. I know his followers will come up with a million reasons why the dignity of the Oval Office does not matter. Some will even try to blame Obama for Trump’s behavior. Perhaps some will blame Hillary. Others won’t care like those who suggest the torture, disembodying and murder of a man living in America by the Saudi government is not a big deal.
With Trump the Oval Office lost its image as a place of respect. It is now looked upon as a locker room. Worse though, America has lost its heart.