I think we can all agree by now that Republicans have not a single useful thing to say about rape. The whole notion of consent confuses them and no human alive can draw firm absolute moral lines about abortion and talk about rape at the same time. Even the GOP gets it, at least from what I can tell since 2012. Perhaps Todd Akin did not lose in vain.
With that in mind you can imagine the general joy in GOP leadership circles at the thought of Donal Trump hijacking their first Presidential debate with loud, dumb defenses of things he said in his announcement speech that have practically unified the entire Spanish-speaking world in loathing him. If you were not clear what made his comments so outrageous, he said it again louder in a follow-up interview with Don Lemon.
“Well if you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!” he told Lemon, in a clip previewed on CNN’s “Situation Room.”
“If you go to Fusion, you will see a story: About 80% of the women coming in, you know who owns Fusion? Univision! Go to Fusion and pick up the stories on rape. It’s unbelievable when you look at what’s going on. So all I’m doing is telling the truth,” Trump said.
Lemon replied that the press stories are about women being raped, but not about criminals coming across the border.
“Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?” he asked.
Maybe the RNC can cut off his funding. Ha ha, oh right.