Following the Friday bombshell that was Donald Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” hot mic moment, the Sunday shows were chock full of discussion regarding what this meant for not just for this presidential race, but the Republican Party as a whole. During a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, Mary Matalin had some interesting thoughts.
The Republican strategist bemoaned the attention that has been paid to what she deemed to be “locker room talk.” She also noted at one point that the GOP should be proud of itself because while the Democrats applauded Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Republicans are extremely upset for remarks made by Trump about not getting sex.
At one point, during a back and forth that included host George Stephanopoulos, fellow GOP consultant Alex Castellanos, Democrat Stephanie Cutter and ABC’s Matthew Dowd, Matalin went off on a tangent regarding what voters really want to talk about.
“Three out of four voters said they will cast their vote based on health care,” Matalin stated. “What’s going on out there? We’re all talking about Venezuelan tarts.”
The last portion was, of course, a reference to Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe from Venezuela who was embroiled in a week-long feud with Trump after she was brought up in the first presidential debate.
Please watch the video of the exchange above, via ABC.
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