Celebs Praise Anderson Cooper for Grilling Donald Trump on Sexual Assault
“We received a lot of questions online Mr. Trump about the tape that was released on Friday, as you can imagine. You called what you said locker room banter. You described kissing women without consent, grabbing the genitals. That is sexual assault. You brag that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?” Anderson asked the presidential candidate.
Trump responded by saying, “No I didn’t say that at all. 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.”
He went on to talking about ISIS.
“Just for the record though are you saying that what you said on that bus eleven years ago that you did not actually kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?” Anderson followed up. After Trump tried to get around the question several times by saying “nobody has more respect for women than I do,” he finally said “I have not” in response to the question.
YES Anderson. "That is sexual assault. You brag that you sexually assault women."
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 10, 2016
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) October 10, 2016
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Anderson got him to say he's never done those things. On the record. Teed up beautifully now.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 10, 2016
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 10, 2016
That's right! Answer the questions!!! #debate2016
— Patina Miller (@patinamiller) October 10, 2016
Go in @andersoncooper!!! Go!
— Brad Goreski (@mrbradgoreski) October 10, 2016
Get him Anderson! GET HIM!!! #DumpTrump
— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) October 10, 2016
Messy. And awkward. Trump: "It's locker room talk and and it's one of those things". Then pivot to ISIS. Anderson goes in.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 10, 2016
Anderson was not kidding. Like…. let's do this RIGHT. NOW.
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) October 10, 2016
OK ANDERSON. 🙌🏻
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 10, 2016
— Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) October 10, 2016
— Rochelle S. Aytes (@rochelleaytes) October 10, 2016
Anderson! Anderson! My man!
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper for the kill. #debate
— Aubrey O'Day (@AubreyODay) October 10, 2016
Anderson shining like Andy on housewives reunion #DEBATES
— Spencer Pratt (@spencerpratt) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper for president- Just sayin
— Addison Timlin (@Addijay) October 10, 2016
the good sis anderson cooper is coming for that toupée #debate
— hari nef (@harinef) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper with a stern hand on the tiller. This should be entertaining as Trump starts breaking down.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 10, 2016
Anderson GOING INNNN why wait?!?! #debate
— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) October 10, 2016