The recent remarks made by Donald Trump about Arianne Zucker and then-Access Hollywood co-host Nancy O’Dell set off a firestorm over the weekend, with some Republicans calling for him to step down from the race. This was just days prior to the second presidential debate, where Trump had a stronger performance, prompting some GOP lawmakers who declared their abandonment of his candidacy to rejoin this week. Yet, this isn’t about spineless Republicans getting back on the Trump train.
Yes, what Trump said was bad. It was indefensible, speaking frankly about grabbing women’s genitals when they become famous because they allow you to do it—you could do anything to them, according to Trump. So far this week, we’ve had many a discussion about locker room talk, whether it exists (it does), and the societal implications etc., which has become the new cannon fodder to be used against Trump by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. Yet, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group has this video footage showing a Clinton staffer boasting how he would never be fired…unless he grabbed a co-worker’s ass twice.
That’s the words of Wylie Mao, a field organizer for the Clinton campaign, who appears to be engaging in some locker room talk at a West Palm Beach bar with mixed company.
“I think that the bar of acceptable conduct on this campaign is pretty, pretty, low,” he said. He then turned to a group of women sitting at his table saying, “In order for me to be fired I’d probably have to grab Emma’s ass like twice…”
A journalist for O’Keefe’s group is then seen confronting Wylie outside of a Hillary office.
“I’d just like to ask you a little bit about the sexual conduct going on with the Hillary campaign. Is the bar pretty low?” asked the Project Veritas reporter.
“Sorry guys, can you go inside? Wylie, can you go inside?” said a Hillary campaign staffer.
“Did you say you’d have to grab Emma’s ass twice to get reprimanded?” asked the Project Veritas reporter one last time before Wylie headed inside a Clinton field office without saying anything.
The Clinton campaign worker standing with Wylie outside the office then asks the Project Veritas reporter to leave, which he did.
Wylie is also caught saying that if he ripped up 20 voter registration forms he would not get fired, reprimanded, but not fired.
A Project Veritas reporter named “Max” also caught Trevor Lafauci, a Clinton campaign coordinator, saying he had no problem not reporting that a Republican voter registration forms were torn up. When confronted by another PV journalist, Lafauci said he had no idea what he was talking about before promptly exiting a campaign office to head to his car.
So, please—let’s not play this holier than thou game regarding Trump and Clinton. They both have sordid histories regarding the treatment of women, and now we have a Clinton staffer saying he could sexually harass a woman and not get fired initially. It would have to be a repeat offense.
H/T Daily Caller