CNN’s Jake Tapper Destroys Rudy Giuliani's Argument That Trump's Sexual Assault Comments Are Normal

Tapper: "I've Been In Locker Rooms, I've Been A Member Of A Fraternity, I Have Never Heard Any Man Ever Brag" Like Trump

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From the October 9 edition of CNN’s State of the Union:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Right, but I guess the question is he's talking about actions that are sexual assault. And he was 59 or 60 years old when he said it. This wasn't something that he said when he was 18 years old. He is talking about a feeling of entitlement because he's a star. He can go up to women and grab them by the vagina and it's OK, he won't get in trouble for it. It's really offensive on just a basic human level. Who did he do that to?

RUDY GIULIANI: Yes. Well, first of all, I don't know that he did it to anyone. This is talk. Gosh all mighty, he who hasn't sin throw the first stone here. I know some of these people dropping their support --

TAPPER: I will gladly tell you -- Mr. Mayor, I have never said that. I have never done that. I'm happy to throw a stone. I don't know any man, I've been in locker rooms, I've been a member of a fraternity, I have never heard any man ever brag about being able to maul women because they get away with it, never.

GIULIANI: We've taken it to an extra degree of what he said. But the fact is that men at times talk like that, not all men, but men do.

TAPPER: You’ve talked like that?

GIULIANI: He was wrong for doing it. I am not justifying it. I believe it’s wrong. I know he believes it's wrong. I believe that this is not the man that we're talking about today.

Previously:

On This Week, Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Is "Talking About" Committing Sexual Assault On Tape But "I Don't Know" If He Did It

MSNBC's Joy Reid: "It Seems That The Men Of The Trump Campaign Are ...Tripling Down" On Trump's Sexual Assault Comments

Television News’ Silence On Jill Harth's Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump May Finally End

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