Donald Trump campaign advisor Rudy Giuliani muddled through his task Sunday morning: defend his candidate on the Sunday shows in the aftermath of the “grab ‘em by the pussy” tape. He made it through four. But he had to face Chuck Todd.
For the most part, the show hosts focused on questions about the political fallout of the Trump tapes. Did Trump know that Republicans wanted him to drop out (of course); was he going to drop out (of course not); was he going to bring up the rape allegations against Bill Clinton during tonight’s debate (maybe).
Here’s the thing, though: claiming that you can kiss a woman and grab her genitals without her consent just because you’re famous is not solely a political problem. It is also a moral problem. It is a thing a decent human being shouldn’t do.
It is a thing that often upsets men who don’t talk like that about women. One of those men, apparently, is NBC’s Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press. Todd’s interview of Giuliani wasn’t just tense — it was sizzling with moral outrage.