Jake Tapper was willing to throw the first stone on Trump’s violent misogyny. He did not allow Giuliani the normalization of Trump’s behavior.
Jake Tapper tells Rudy Giuliani he stands ready to throw the first stone
Jake Tapper did not allow Rudy Giuliani to play the false card about men talking like Trump in the locker room. Jake was happy to cast the first stone. Follow the exchange.
Jake Tapper: He is talking about a feeling of entitlement because he’s a star. He can go up to women and grab them by the vagina, and it’s OK, he won’t get in trouble for it. It’s really offensive on just a basic human level.
Rudy Giuliani: Yes, it is.
Jake Tapper: Who did he do that to?
Rudy Giuliani: Well, first of all, I don’t know that he did it to anyone. This is talk. And gosh almighty, you know, he who hasn’t sin throw the first stone here. I know some of these people dropping their support that…
Jake Tapper: I will gladly tell you — Mr. Mayor, I have never said that. I have never done that. I’m happy to throw a stone. I don’t know any man…
Rudy Giuliani: Oh, Jake…
Jake Tapper: I have — I have been in locker rooms. I have been a member of a fraternity. I have never heard any man ever brag about being able to maul women because they get away with it, never.
Journalists were normalizing Donald Trump’s misogyny throughout his life. Complaints about Trump’s mistreatment and assault of women are not new and should have been explored before Trumpmania metastasized. Thankfully objective heads prevailed. All of his evil deeds are coming home to roost. Luckily, this time, it seems it is not yet too late. America must not make the mistake that other countries made in allowing a populist tyrant to take the reigns of power.