Trevor Noah tore into Donald Trump on Monday’s episode of The Daily Show, calling out Trump’s graphic comments about women from a 2005 video as “glorifying non-consensual sexual contact.”
“Before we break down all of the disgusting comments Trump made on Billy Bush’s bang bus, can we just analyze ‘grab them by the p—y’?” Noah began, addressing Trump’s remarks in the unearthed Access Hollywood clip. “Because honestly, I thought about this hard and long, I’ve never heard that phrase in my life. What kind of person grabs the p—y? That doesn’t sound pleasurable for either involved. I don’t get it. Do you not know ladies? Maybe it’s a tiny hands thing. Maybe he can’t hold it or caress it, he needs to grab it. Because for Trump it’s like a baby holding a grapefruit.”
In the widely circulated video, Trump and then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush make jokes about women’s bodies, and Trump boasts that he can grab women “by the p—y” because of his fame.
“People, we have to admit this, Trump has officially broken almost every record of scumbaggery in politics,” Noah added. “The rules don’t even apply anymore. Let’s be honest, we couldn’t have even imagined these feats would be taking place. Trump’s scandals right now are like when the first black guy joined white sports.”
In the wake of Trump’s comments, the GOP nominee apologized and chalked his words up to “locker room talk,” a phrase repeated by Trump surrogates, including Rudy Giuliani, who made a joke about the apology on Monday. Noah, however, wasn’t laughing at the excuse.
“Two things about that locker room excuse. First, they’re conflating sex talk and sexual assault talk,” Noah said. “Trying to make Trump’s comments sound normal is not something they’re achieving. Because, I’m sorry, that is not normal. There is a big difference between saying dirty words and glorifying non-consensual sexual contact. Not every guy has these conversations. No, that’s a crime. There is a big difference. … Guys talk dirty, but guys are not all having conversations about sexual assault. It feels like more people are focused on, ‘He said p—y! It’s not about that. It’s about him saying he forces himself on women.”
The Daily Show host added, “By the way, Trump can try to excuse his behavior by calling it ‘locker room talk,’ but you realize he wasn’t in a locker room. He was at a TV interview. If you conduct locker room talk everywhere, it’s not the locker room, it’s you motherf—er. It’s you!”
Watch the segment below.