No, ladies and gentlemen: Trump’s comments are NOT typical

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Let’s be honest:

There is nothing shocking or surprising on the newly released tape capturing extremely crude and sexually brutal remarks by Donald Trump. It is entirely consistent with what we already know about the man’s deeply disrespectful attitude toward other people in general and toward women in particular.

The only thing that should be the least surprising is that his remarks were caught on tape and took this long to surface.

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” Trump said in a statement in which he apologized “if anyone was offended.” “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close.”

Unless you were on the golf course with Trump and President Clinton, you cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he is lying. But let me reassure female readers: I grew up in a blue-collar/military/locker room environment. Been there, done that. I’ve laughed at dirty jokes and told a few from time to time. But the type of abusive, misogynistic, deeply disrespectful language used by Trump on that tape is by no means typical of adult male banter. Most men would walk away in disgust from anyone who talked like that about the women in their life.

However, it is precisely like Trump to try to take someone else down with him when he gets caught with his, well, equipment in a wringer. This is not a game-changer; it is a game-ender.

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Margaret Rayburn
Margaret Rayburn

No because Bill Clinton didn't just talk. He actually did the acts whether the women wanted to or not. He ruined the life of a young 22 year old. Monica....

Donna Watkins
Donna Watkins

The difference is, they are not being recorded. Private conversation. I don't have to hear it., so it don't bother me. Donald's remarks were bad, but if someone wasn't recording, we'd never have known.

Faith Pieper
Faith Pieper

You are full of crap! I've seen and heard worse on network TV -- during prime time! Stop with the holier-than-thou attitude!

Ken Anderson
Ken Anderson

When Hillary gets In power at the top____ hope you like the KGB

Cody Holt
Cody Holt

Butt hurt much AJC? get over it sticks and stones love

Jean Miller Ingersoll
Jean Miller Ingersoll

Words are not breaking the law!! Now.. let's talk about breaking the law along with criminal activities, putting our country at risk.. and so on.. Hillary is not fit to be President!!! May I add, and the biggest liar of the century.. ‼️

Sheri Bradley
Sheri Bradley

What Trump said, does not affect me, but Everything Hillary does hurts me and America.

Jimmy Staggs
Jimmy Staggs

Why is everyone making a big deal out of this ? Trump had apologized for what he done ! Bill Clinton sure has never apologized for he did. Hillary Clinton has never apologized for being a pathological liar . In my eyes Donald Trump is the only good choice the USA has now .

Cynthia Reed-Perkins
Cynthia Reed-Perkins

Who taped the conversation? Who leaked it? And to make matters worse, Billy Bush was part of it! What does he have to say? It's not about talking trash, there's a difference between trash and filth!

Derrick Smith
Derrick Smith

Trump is the best thing to ever happen to civilization. He has revealed exactly how angry racist white people feel and think especially after we elected our first African American President Barack Obama. They are upset because they can not blame welfare and food stamps as his credentials on his resume. President Barack Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude at Harvard Law School. You never hear about our POTUS & FLOTUS Law Degrees, this really hurts heartless racist. Republicans have suffered for 8 years and I love it. Trump is our revenge, white racist are afraid to admit their hatred of minorities and they have the audacity to get upset because Colin will not be fake and pretend white racism doesn't exist. Everything Racist like to hide behind Trump has open the door wide to reveal your hatred. Thank you Trump for providing proof of hidden racism.

Theresa Pentecost
Theresa Pentecost

AJC YOU ARE SO WRONG. I'm not saying it's ok but MEN WILL BE MEN

Scarlett Moon
Scarlett Moon

Good grief this was YEARS AGO!!!!! LET IT GO!!

Donna Henderson
Donna Henderson

AJC you have become a liberal outlet that does not reflect the true American voter. Who cares what trump said 11 years ago, we need someone in the Oval Office who can fix our country. I'm ashamed of you!!

Paul Greene
Paul Greene

Lol so rediculous anything to get the hildabeast in

Lori Burroughs
Lori Burroughs

Are u kidding me? They are so typical. We've all heard this before. Typical male locker room bragging.

Winifred Clark
Winifred Clark

Neither should throw stones. Get America back and trust The Lord God first.

John Dove
John Dove

Who cares, its all bs anyhow.....

Karen Hales
Karen Hales

Yes!!! Thank you Sarah Simmons Turner! I concur.

Pam Walton
Pam Walton

What , it's not typical ? Well thats.not what the Republican men on Facebook say . They say that ALL MEN talk about women that way when nobody's listening . If that's true , and I doubt that it is but , if by chance they are telling the truth ; they are not and cannot be considered men , these are just immature little boys that still have a lot of growing up to do . At least be smart enough to not get caught if you choose to play this game . Your mom is or was a woman , now close your eyes and imagine walking up and hearing Donald Trump talking about her in that manner to another person . NOW DOESN'T THAT STINKS?

JFitzgerald Myers
JFitzgerald Myers

I beg to differ. Guys talk about screwing women and analysing women as if they have been locked up in a cave for several years and if you don't do it (male banter); most are labeled as GAY or odd.

Huey Hogan
Huey Hogan

Report the news AJC and keep your opinion on the tabloid shows were they belong

Debby Moore
Debby Moore

TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT 2016! TRUE AMERICAN'S THAT LOVE'S THIS COUNTRY WILL STAND FIRM FOR TRUMP!!

Dianna Lynn Parr
Dianna Lynn Parr

You don't like his language, your choice.I find it less offensive than those muslims who behead Christians,rape torture and kill nonconformists.Yet you will rally behind a lying ,cheating,thieving murder who intends on bringing in 100,000 more her first month in office.You democrats who like to call yourselves progressive liberals are the problem.Anyone who would put their family, country and their own lives at risk ain't worth two cents.I think someone brainwashed a majority of you lowlifes.

Gene Hane
Gene Hane

George Sohos ring a bell AJC..left as you can get..want real unbiased news..don't go to AJC

Florian Esasky
Florian Esasky

Find something else to try to injure Trump, won't work, I am voting Trump and Pence\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Peggy Sanford
Peggy Sanford

Of course this is how men talk- some women too, for that matter. I've lived long enough to know a few things about human nature - and it is basically flawed. When teens hormones start raging, they say and do all kinds of lewd things.

Judy Halfin
Judy Halfin

You have not worked around many men and become friends with them

Judy Price Looney
Judy Price Looney

There are important issues to be addressing not two men's private locker room preening 10 + years ago...I wonder how much this set back the DNC/Clintons...Americans are waking up and we will be VOTING....

Fundador Deleon
Fundador Deleon

Let's do begin with the actual true full line. ; -" EXTREMELY CRUDE "- so far everyone who really went to school and graduated. -(with honor )- would understand the entire constitution of the meaning . Those uneducated ones that they went to school but they didn't learn anything would immediately presume that is real extraordinary to get by with that deplorable record of misconduct and use it to represent the principles of a nation and the rules of engagement of the discipline of any party establishment. -" EXTREMELY CRUDE "- yes.... How can anyone here inside America endorsed these sexual harassment against your own daughters. -- endorsing the entire constitution of Donald Trump's miserable personality is insulting the. -( birthday )- of your own daughters , sisters and your own mother as well. -" WE THE PEOPLE OF UNITED STATES "- are conducting an interview with the person who has been claiming that he wants to make America great again. This is how he going to make America great again ; by disgrace our nation's female community.? Trashing our daughters with just a -" EXTREMELY CRUDE"- statements is not what -" WE THE PEOPLE "- require on this interview. Any Republican who has daughters and granddaughters and endorsed these sexual deplorable contents should go and hang themselves from the nearest \U0001f333 \U0001f333 tree .

Sybil Brown
Sybil Brown

AJC. It was ten years ago and it does not hold a candle to killing four Americans in Benghazi. \U0001f495\U0001f682\U0001f1f1\U0001f1f7\U0001f495

Jon Litz
Jon Litz

Bookman's comments are not typical! Get this clown out of the AJC! If he walked thru the woods someone would call the police for a clown sighting! What an idiot Bookman is!!!

Shel Ash
Shel Ash

So many rape supporters. I hope you don't tell your daughters they deserved it, but you probably will or already have. Disgusting.

John Totten
John Totten

Have we factored in that he owns more than a few locker rooms?? Maybe he gets mulligan on this???

Diane May
Diane May

" Pence , even you can't defend this \U0001f437 "