On Friday a video from 2005 came out of Trump bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” without their consent, and about his attempt to have sex with a married woman.
“That is sexual assault. You brag that you have sexually assaulted women,” debate host Anderson Cooper said. “Do you understand that?”
In defense, Trump responded, “Certainly I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk.”
Athletes of all different sporting backgrounds have expressed their anger on Twitter about the comments Trump made—stating they do not have conversations like these in their own locker rooms. Here are seven who have already denounced this excuse:
1) Kendall Marshall
2) Chris Conley
3) Robbie Rogers
I'm offended as an athlete that @realDonaldTrump keeps using this "locker room talk" as an excuse.
— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) October 10, 2016
4) CJ McCollum
I haven't heard that one in any locker rooms https://t.co/Ci8NXOgFcI
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 10, 2016
5) Sage Rosenfels
I was a 5 sport athlete in high school.
5 years of college football.
12 years in the NFL.
Guys don't talk like that in locker rooms. #Trump
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) October 8, 2016
6) Blake Griffin
All this heavy breathing seems more locker room-esque than anything #debate
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) October 10, 2016
7) Jacob Tamme
The attempt to normalize it as any type of "talk" is wrong. I refuse to let my son think that this is "just how men speak" https://t.co/cdzLGAX2zs
— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) October 10, 2016