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Sat Oct 8, 2016, 09:08 AM Oct 2016

A Donald Trump presidency would bring shame on this country

A Donald Trump presidency would bring shame on this country
At long last, have we no decency?
Updated by Ezra Klein @ezraklein Oct 7, 2016, 6:56p

This isn’t about fitness for the presidency. This is about basic human decency.

As Emily Crockett writes, Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 conversation with Access Hollywood’s Bill Bush isn’t merely lewd or colorful. It is an explicit description of sexual assault, and of Trump’s comfort with using his power to take what he wants, and to harm others.

“When you’re a star,” he says, “they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

This isn’t an observation so much as a threat.

Trump told us who he was, showed us who he was, again and again. The test here is not of his decency, but of our own.

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