A Donald Trump supporter has accused Hillary Clinton of hypocrisy for criticising the Republican candidate over his groping comments.
Betsy McCaughey, a former Lieutenant Governor of New York, attempted to defend Trump, by claiming it was rich of Clinton to criticise him when she herself “idolises” and “imitates” Beyonce, whose lyrics were just as bad.
She cited the singer’s lyrics from ‘Formation’ as an example adding: “Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus, ‘horrific,’ but in fact, she likes language like this. ‘I came to slay, bitch. When he fucked me good, I take his ass to red lobster.’
“That happens to be from Beyoncé, her favourite performer, whom she says she idolises and would like to imitate. So you know what I’m saying to you? There’s a lot of hypocrisy, in Hillary Clinton expressing such horror at language on the bus.”
You can watch the clip of her CNN interview below.
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 11, 2016
Trump’s 2005 conversation surfaced last Friday (October 7), seeing him boast about groping a married woman. In it, he says: “I did try and fuck her. She was married… I am automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss, I don’t even wait… and when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
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His comments created a backlash with actor Robert De Niro releasing a video in which he said he’d like to punch Trump in the face.
In a video message encouraging Americans to use their vote next month, De Niro described Trump as “a punk”, “a dog”, “a bozo”, “a pig”, “a con”, “a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about”, “a bullshit artist” and “an embarrassment to this country”. He went on to say: “He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: he’s a national disaster… He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face… Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
De Niro also since said that the American people “have to vote, they must vote, it’s imperative that you vote, it’s a very serious situation… Everybody has to be vigilant to make sure that this guy does not become President… Let’s not win by a margin, let’s make sure he’s crushed.. that he’s not around because he represents so many horrible things.”