As Donald Trump came under fire over leaked audio of lewd remarks he made about women, the chairman of his Virginia campaign dismissed the fallout as unimportant to voters.
“When people voted for Donald Trump, they knew he wasn’t an angel,” Corey Stewart told The Washington Post on Friday.
Stewart, a contender for the 2017 Virginia governor seat, said people don’t care that the GOP nominee “acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”
“They’re looking for someone who is going to defend them,” he said of voters, “someone who’s going to bring jobs back, someone who’s going to defend their constitutional rights and someone who’s going to make America strong again. They are not concerned that at times, Donald Trump acts like a frat boy. Sometimes he does, but that’s okay. They know he’s not an angel. They know that he can save the country, though.”
Trump was blasted over the release of a 2005 recording in which he boasted about his sex life and commented on groping women. The video unleashed a torrent of criticism against Trump from his critics and opponent Hillary Clinton as well as top GOP leaders. Trump released a video apologizing for the remarks made in a private conversation over a decade ago, long before his presidential aspirations.
“When Bill Clinton did all those horrible things,” Stewart said, “people still supported him afterward because they know that that is of secondary importance. They want someone who’s going to bring jobs back. They’re not concerned about whether he acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”
In fact, one of the former president’s victims, Paula Jones, lashed out at Trump critics and blasted the hypocrisy of the Clintons and other liberals. Juanita Broaddrick, an alleged victim of rape by Bill Clinton, slammed Hillary for being the “horrific” one as she “lives with and protects a ‘Rapist.'”
In a message to the Post later, Stewart added, “Obviously people are going to be bothered by his comments, but I don’t think it will make a difference in how people vote.”
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