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Quick Take: Donald Trump’s Apology

Alex Mohajer

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Late last night, I posted my thoughts about Donald Trump’s inexcusable leaked comments. You can read them here.

Just past midnight on the west coast, Trump released a video in which he purportedly “apologized,” by both claiming he never said he was perfect a person (cuptsonvuaq-2yra lie), and by going after Bill Clinton.

Your mea culpa includes attacking the husband of your opponent for his previous indiscretions? It was doubly angering to see some of his supporters across social media and his surrogates on the news networks parroting this strategy.

BREAKING NEWS FOLKS: Bill Clinton is not running for president. His wife is. Bringing up his bad behavior as a rebuttal to yours, and then projecting that you’re going to make this a prime issue during the presidential debate on Sunday night, is attacking a woman for the indiscretions of her husband.

Going after Hillary Clinton for what her husband did is essentially blaming her for his actions. This is just as sexist and disgusting as talking about grabbing a woman by her genitals without her consent, or defending rape by blaming the woman, her manner of dress, or her level of intoxication. It is the same thing as saying “she was asking for it.” Or that you can do whatever you want to a woman without asking. Doubling down on your misogyny and perpetuation of rape culture with a message of overt misogyny and perpetuation of rape culture?

Way to go, Donald.

See you at the polls.


Alex Mohajer is the Political Director of Bros4Hillary and you may reach him directly here

Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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