Okay. Listen… This is just getting too ridiculous. They just released video of Donald Trump speaking to a little girl on an escalator. He says to the little girl, “Are you going to be going up the escalator?” She answers, “Yeah.” And he says, “I’m going to be dating her in ten years. Can you believe it?” Here is the video…
Now… I’m not going to tell you about how I have daughters myself… I’m not going to ask you to imagine him saying something like this to one of YOUR daughters… Or your sister… Or your whoever… You don’t need to be related to a young girl to understand that this sort of thing is inexcusable. It is gross on every level… Whether you know little girls, or not. Just listen to her voice… Listen to the sound of her saying “Yeah” to a 46 year old man, and then listen his response, and ask yourself: “What kind of man is this?” What kind of man says something like this to a little girl? In what universe is this funny?
Trump supporters: Seriously… It’s time to abandon ship. And here’s why: I guarantee you this is not as bad as it’s going to get. This is not the worst piece of audio that they are going to release… Not by a long shot. It’s going to keep coming, and you need to pull the rip cord earlier rather than later. I don’t care whether you call yourself a Christian or not… Abandon ship! It doesn’t take being a religious person to realize that this stuff is completely beyond the pale. It’s only going to get worse from here on out. Don’t be like Jerry Falwell, Jr. (pulling the BS “We’re all sinners” defense), trying to defend the indefensible, and ruining any chance of an honorable legacy. Be like the students and staff of Liberty University, who wrote this amazing letter:
“In the months since Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed him, Donald Trump has been inexorably associated with Liberty University. We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell’s endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history. Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do with him.
A majority of Liberty students, faculty, and staff feel as we do. Donald Trump received a pitiful 90 votes from Liberty students in Virginia’s primary election, a colossal rejection of his campaign. Nevertheless, President Falwell eagerly uses his national platform to advocate for Donald Trump. While he occasionally clarifies that supporting Trump is not the official position of Liberty University, he knows it is his title of president of the largest Christian university in the world that gives him political credentials.
Associating any politician with Christianity is damaging to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But Donald Trump is not just any politician. He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.
A recently uncovered tape revealed his comments bragging about sexually assaulting women. Any faculty or staff member at Liberty would be terminated for such comments, and yet when Donald Trump makes them, President Falwell rushes eagerly to his defense – taking the name “Liberty University” with him. “We’re all sinners,” Falwell told the media, as if sexual assault is a shoulder-shrugging issue rather than an atrocity which plagues college campuses across America, including our own.
It is not enough to criticize these kinds of comments. We must make clear to the world that while everyone is a sinner and everyone can be forgiven, a man who constantly and proudly speaks evil does not deserve our support for the nation’s highest office.
Jesus tells a story in the Bible about a man who tries to remove a speck of dust from his brother’s eye, while he has a log stuck in his own. “You hypocrite,” Jesus says, “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
We Liberty students are often told to support Donald Trump because the other leading candidate is a bad option. Perhaps this is true. But the only candidate who is directly associated with Liberty University is Donald Trump.
Because our president has led the world to believe that Liberty University supports Donald Trump, we students must take it upon ourselves to make clear that Donald Trump is absolutely opposed to what we believe, and does not have our support.
We are not proclaiming our opposition to Donald Trump out of bitterness, but out of a desire to regain the integrity of our school. While our president Jerry Falwell Jr. tours the country championing the log in his eye, we want the world to know how many students oppose him. We don’t want to champion Donald Trump; we want only to be champions for Christ.”
It’s bizarre how one inexcusable, disqualifying scandal just gets kind of forgotten as news of the next inexcusable, disqualifying scandal comes out. It’s as if we can only handle one giant shit-show at a time… And suddenly, the “Grab her by the pussy” thing seems like it was a really long time ago. But it totally wasn’t… It was less than a week ago. And here we are, watching a video, and listening to the republican candidate for president make a comment sexualizing a little girl. Remember when you thought it was a really big deal that the pastor of Barack Obama’s church had said some controversial things in the past? Think back on that. Think about if a video like this one would have come out with Obama saying something like this. Imagine your reaction… And as you’re thinking about that, also try to remember this very important bit of wisdom:
And yes, I realize that these particular events didn’t happen yesterday. Ten years is a long time. When Trump bragged to Billy Bush about being able to force himself on women and commit sexual assault because of his fame, he was only the spritely age of 59. And he was just a pup when he sexualized a little girl on an escalator–He was only 46! Barely old enough to know better. Some people believe that he has changed since then… Me? I’m not so sure. Common sense just tells me that the sort of human being who would say these sorts of things (not to mention the growing charges of sexual assault, as well as the child rape case against him) is not very likely to change… Especially at this late age. The guy who bragged about his daughter’s figure and said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her” might just be showing his true colors. This one sentence should have been more than enough to keep this man as far away from the White House as possible. Just a reminder what that looked like…
Maybe this general grossness is why, when Donald went in for a kiss after the second debate, Tiffany treated him like a creeper at a bar…
But again, these videos are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg of Trump’s history of perversion. Wait until they start playing clips of his conversations with Howard Stern. The question is not whether or not Trump has any decency… We know the answer to that. The question is whether or not WE have any decency. Besides, people who do things like this NEVER CHANGE. 100% OF PERVERTS GO BACK TO THEIR WAYS. SADLY, THERE IS NO CURE. How I can I be so sure about this, you ask? Well, I guess I must have read it somewhere…
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