White evangelicals are reliable Republican voters. They also have a long history of demanding that politicians exemplify character and morality in public life. So for many, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump presents a moral dilemma.
“I don’t think she’s a bad person. Trump, I think, is a bad person,” the 70-year-old Fort Myers, Florida, resident said. As for Trump’s accusers, Miller added, “I believe them.” And she said her vote for Clinton is “a default.”
How do you solve a problem like Bill Clinton? More precisely, how does, as is increasingly likely, President Hillary Clinton figure out what to do with First Gentleman Bill Clinton, and his cargo hold of accompanying baggage?
Jenna Johnson & Karen Tumulty, Washington Post –October 26, 2016
A growing number of prominent Republican women are worried that as members of their male-dominated party step up to defend Donald Trump against accusations of sexual assault, they are causing irreparable damage to the GOP’s deteriorating relationship with female voters.
Jenavieve Hatch, Huffington Post – October 25, 2016
Last week’s release of Donald Trump’s horrendous conversation with Billy Bush caused an uproar of epic proportions. The audio was particularly infuriating for Jill Harth, the woman who accused Donald Trump of attempted rape in 1997. Harth, a make-up artist, accused Trump of doing to her what he’s now been caught bragging about doing to women in general ― kissing and groping without permission or consent.
Last Tuesday, Green shared her personal story to a crowd for just the second time in a week outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. She and hundreds of young women and allies assembled last week to protest in more than a dozen U.S. cities. Their objective: to condemn Trump’s rhetoric and demand that Republican leaders unendorse him.
In 30 years of marriage, Nancy Fagin had never told her husband about “the handling” — how, as an eighth grader volunteering at a small natural history museum in Chicago, she was sexually molested by a security guard. That changed last week. As the couple discussed Michelle Obama’s speech condemning Donald J. Trump’s treatment of women as “intolerable,” Ms. Fagin, 62, who spent her career running a specialty bookstore in Chicago, turned to her husband and said that something had happened to her.
Trump’s comments, and his numerous alleged deeds, are “shocking” in the sense that they are appalling, disgusting, revolting. But to me, and I think to many women, that doesn’t mean they are the least bit surprising. That’s because to many of us, Trump feels sickeningly familiar.
That boast was followed by at least a dozen women coming forward to say Trump had acted toward them in the way he described in leaked audio. The episode, said NPR talk-show host Diane Rehm, triggered memories of her own assault as a child, she told The Huffington Post in an interview
Two numbers worth considering. In the aftermath of the release of the hot-mic recording of Donald Trump casually discussing sexual assault last week, several polls have considered how voters reacted to the revelation.