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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Trump firmly in charge of Republican party’s implosion

All three videos in today’s Worth Watching contain strong language. Viewer discretion is advised. With the US presidential election just a month away — and ahead of the next presidential debate slated for Sunday night (early Monday morning Cairo time) — the Washington Post released a video taken in 2005 (run time: 3:06) in which Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump can be heard bragging about being able to get away with groping and making other advances on women without their prior consent because of his celebrity. All of his claims fall under the US Department of Justice’s definition of [redacted] assault. A number of prominent Republicans have called on Trump to drop out of the race and have his running mate Mike Pence lead the ticket instead, while House Speaker Paul Ryan, party chairman Reince Priebus, and evangelical leaders all continue to support Trump.

Ana Navarro for President: Hours after the Post released the clip, a CNN panel of political commentators made what can only be described as television history. Ana Navarro, a Republican commentator but vocal opponent of Trump, led the charge against “official Trump surrogate” Scottie Nell Hughes’ continued support for The Orange One. Both clips must be seen to be believed and should be viewed in sequence: Reaction Shots (10 seconds) and Trump Surrogate Hypocrisy, Dismantled (1:12).

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