Trump told the Washington Post this morning that "I'm holding up well". Here is his analogy to the McCain comments furor in July 2015:
Trump pointed to his disparagement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during the early months of last year’s Republican primary campaign as an example of how he has weathered political storms.
Since last July, McCain has occasionally criticized Trump but has indicated clearly that he would support his party's nominee. He has also repeatedly stated that he would not answer questions about Trump.“Everyone said, ‘It’s over, it’s over.’ The people didn’t say that but the reporters said that,” Trump said. When asked to explain his ability in the past to survive, Trump said it’s because “I’m change.”
However, the furor that reached the boiling point* yesterday prompted McCain to release a short statement:
“There are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments. No woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences.”Although not quite comparable, the influential MCRC Briefs (not affiliated with the Maricopa pointed out this morning that McCain has had his own flare-ups with what could be described as misogynistic language. McCain's 2008 Presidential campaign brought rehashes of both his "joke" about Chelsea Clinton's appearance (he apologized), and calling his wife a c**t to her face in front of three reporters.**
* In the Washington Post article this morning, Trump said "I don’t know how that’s going to boil down but people have no idea the support." It would appear that the pot may soon be ruined.
**MCRC pointed out the latter incident, Arizona's Politics added the Clinton example.
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