We learnt that Donald Trump really does have a skerrick of shame. Not only that, but he'll take responsibility and apologise for at least something, even if he does flip it to his opponent.
However, what we learnt raises more questions.
What we learnt was that somewhere between:
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,”
“Ban all Muslims,”
“She had blood coming out of her where-ever,” and
“Grab ’em by the pussy,”
is a line that Donald Trump and his people have decided should not be crossed.
I would be interested to know exactly where that line is. It’s important, because as disgusting as the recently released comments were, I’m not sure they’re any more offensive than anything Trump has said on a daily basis on the campaign, any one of which would be a career-killer for anybody with a (D) after their name - and rightly so.
In an age when Trump and his running mate shamelessly deny he said things that anyone with an internet connection can prove he did, you have to wonder what is different about this latest incident. Is it that Trump’s sense of decency is on an 11-year delay and that Megyn Kelly can expect an apology some time in 2026?
Obviously, the campaign feels this can damage them more than any of the previous comments, but that only raise the question of whether they have only just realised he’s a pathological sleazebag and that it might be a problem.
Vote your conscience.
Update: A possible answer,
You apparently can say whatever you want about Mexicans, Hispanics & Black people, but the Republican Party draws the line on white women.— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) October 8, 2016