Suddenly everybody in America has turned into Captain Renault, the Claude Raines character in Casablanca — they’re “shocked, shocked” to find out that Donald Trump spoke in crude sexual terms about women.
The incident was recorded eleven years ago at the NBC Studios in Burbank, California.
The Donald — who has an unfortunate proclivity for boasting about his sexual prowess — was talking off the record and not for attribution to a wise guy named Billy Bush, who worked for a tabloid TV show called Access Hollywood.
We are supposed to believe that the Clinton campaign lucked out when this ancient tape, which was gathering dust in the NBC vault, was mysteriously found by some anonymous producer and leaked to the Washington Post on the eve of Sunday’s town hall presidential debate.
Trump has apologized for his crude remarks — and he should have.
But I have two questions for the mainstream media and the holier-than-thou politicians: