When Donald Trump advised Bill Cosby to “say something” about his rape allegations “because he [Cosby] is being accused of terrible things,” the Republican presidential candidate probably didn’t foresee his very own repulsive actions coming to light.
Back in 2014, when asked by E! News what he thought of Cosby’s sexual abuse scandal, Trump explained that the comedian’s silence was making matters worse. “And to have absolutely no comment ― I think he’s getting very bad advice from a PR standpoint,” Trump said.
He added, “And he should do it differently. He’s not doing a very good job of handling it.”
In 2014, Cosby’s career and reputation were completely tarnished and washed down the drain when dozens of women began accusing the comedian of sexual assault (the number ultimately reached an alleged 50).
Ironically, less than two years after advising Cosby to speak out, Trump was forced to defend himself after admitting to groping and kissing women without consent.
Earlier this month, The Washington Post released a video from 2005 of the politician having a conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, saying, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything … grab them by the pu$$y.”
Trump went on to “apologize” for the comments and referred to the recording as “locker room talk.”
Sure, the politician took the advice he gave Cosby and actually commented on the scandal — but then again, he is running for the Oval Office.
We wonder, however, if Trump wasn’t trying to become the nation’s next POTUS, would his “locker room talk” excuse be better than keeping quiet on misconduct of this caliber?