NPR debate transcript and fact-check

ISIS comes to the rescue of serial sexual abuser:

I don’t think you understood what was said. This was locker room talk. I’m not proud of it. I apologized to my family. I apologized to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk. You know when we have a world where you have ISIS chopping off heads, where you have men frankly drowning people in steel cages, where you have wars and horrible, horrible sites all over where you have so many bad things happening, this is like medieval times, we haven’t seen anything like this — the carnage all over the world — and they look and they see. Can you imagine the people that are frankly doing so well against us with ISIS and they look at our country and they see what’s going on. Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk and it’s one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS, we’re going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment and I will tell you I will take care of ISIS.

The part in italics is Trump trying to not-answer the question about kissing women whenever he feels like it and grabbing them by the pu$$y. The rest is pure fear-mongering deflection. But the combination of the two is the equivalent of Trump saying, “The Roman Centurions who went out and slew the barbarians before they could attack the city had their pick of women when they returned home.” In other words, it’s only sexual assault if you’re a loser. More mind-numbing Trumpism:

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