At last night’s debate, when asked about the numerous sexual assault allegations hurled against him, Donald Trump said, “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
The crowd then erupted into laughter.
So much so that moderator Chris Wallace had to tell the audience to be quiet.
Watch: Chris Wallace had to shush the crowd after they laughed when Trump said "nobody has more respect for women than I do." pic.twitter.com/bkathsU3Lu
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 20, 2016
But Trump, an advocate for the repetitive soundbite, has asserted his respect for women (which is much more than any other human’s respect for women, ICYMI) many times before. However, usually the audience, interviewer, or his political rival will just sit there respectfully in silence, biting their tongues.
For example, here Trump is making this same claim at the last debate.
Here he is two days ago:
In May to Sean Hannity:
In a tweet from March:
The media is so after me on women Wow, this is a tough business. Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2016
In February, talking to Anderson Cooper:
In October of last year in New Hampshire:
CNN has done us the favor of mashing up seven more times Trump has maintained his unrelenting respect for women.
But as we march into the 3,786th day of the election and reach nearly 20 sexual assault or misconduct allegations against Trump, I guess people can no longer nod along quietly.
Press room laughs at “No one has greater respect for women than me,” then HARDER at Chris Wallace telling the crowd not to laugh.
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) October 20, 2016
Trump: No one has more respect for women than I do
Me: -dying- AHHAAHAHAH.
— Nipah 🐣 (@NipahDUBS) October 20, 2016
Probably not a good sign when the crowd needs to be quieted down after a candidate says “Nobody has more respect for women than I do"
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 20, 2016