Have you heard enough yet?
It should have been enough after he spent years advancing the ludicrous story that President Obama wasn’t born in this country – a narrative he continued long after the President’s original birth certificate had been made public . . . but it wasn’t enough for some people.
It should have been enough when he proposed his impractical wall on the Mexican border, when he painted Mexicans with a broad brush, saying they were rapists and murderers who bring in drugs and crime, but it wasn’t enough for some people.
It should have been enough when he said that people should be excluded from this country because of their religious beliefs, but it wasn’t enough for some people.
It should have been enough when he mocked a reporter with a disfiguring disability, when he said that Senator John McCain was no hero because he had been captured, when he said that President Obama founded ISIS, and when he praised the Russian dictator as a “great leader” and said he was a much greater leader than President Obama.
It should have been enough when he called on the Russians to hack into his opponent’s email. It should have been enough when it became know that he had used loopholes in the tax laws that allowed an almost billion-dollar loss from his businesses to flow down to his personal returns and therefore avoid paying taxes for almost two decades.
But none of this was enough for some people.
It should have been enough when he said that the federal judge hearing a case against him should be disqualified because his parents were from Mexico, when he attacked the Goldstar parents of a United States Army Captain who died fighting for this country because of their religion, when he stated that he had actually seen “thousands of Muslims” in New Jersey celebrating the World Trade Center attacks when this was not true, when he suggested that “Second Amendment People” should “do something about” Hillary Clinton, when he offered to pay for the legal defense of someone who sucker-punched a protester at one of his rallies.
No, even this was still not enough.
It should have been enough when he made crude sexist remarks about Carly Fiorina during the primaries, when he said that Hillary Clinton’s use of the bathroom during a debate was “disgusting”, when he said that Megyn Kelley had “blood coming out of her . . . wherever”, when he repeatedly attacked women too numerous to mention as “fat” and “pigs” and “ugly” . . .
But no . . . it wasn’t enough.
And now we have heard him say, in the most vulgar terms, that it is okay to grab women by their genitals if you are a celebrity. We’ve heard him say in incredibly disgusting language that he, a recently married man, tried to have sex with a woman he knew was married, and after he said that she had turned him down, and then after disparaging her looks when they arrived at where they were going to meet her he said that he needed “Tic Tacs” in case he started kissing her because he was “automatically attracted to beautiful (women)”
And this is a person that 40% of the voters say they want to be President?
Is this enough?
And then this “apology” . . .
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize”.
Actually Donald, you have told us that you are a perfect person . . . many times over. You have pretended to be someone that you are not . . . your entire life is a lie. And any rational person who has paid the slightest bit of attention to your repeated behavior and actions knows that those words reflect precisely who you are.
Yes, you said it.
Enough is enough.