We suffered plenty of dark, cringe-worthy moments in the second presidential debate surrounding the bombshell Access Hollywood tape that left Donald Trump defending allegations of sexual assault. But moderator Chris Wallace brought it up again one more time. The transcript of Hillary Clinton's response to Trump's denying sexual assault in the final presidential debate is stunning, and it was just as beautifully executed aloud.
Even though Trump interrupted her mid-speech to bark, "Wrong," when she brought up that he also mimicked a disabled reporter at a rally to the cheers of his supporters, Clinton soldiered on, and delivered an eviscerating (and deeply satisfying) laundry list of Trump's most egregiously offensive actions. She tackled not only his dismissal of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, but also his ableist mockery, his Islamophobic attack of a gold star family, his disrespect of a prisoner of war and the former presidential nominee of his party, and his racist attack on a federal judge.
You can read a full transcript of her remarks here:
Clinton challenged her audience to consider Trump's violent rallies, and his part in orchestrating violence, as a yardstick against which to measure how he'd handle being Commander in Chief. Ultimately, it was the perfect excuse to enumerate Trump's many horrifying campaign moments and tie it up with an analysis of his potential as a leader.