At least, that’s according to Trump’s telling of the tale at a New York Young Republican Club gala on Saturday.
Trump, who told tens of thousands of lies during his time in office, related the story of a conveniently unnamed general who ― per Trump, anyway ― couldn’t get enough of Trump’s bravery after his “grab ’em by the pussy” comments, which he made in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, were unearthed ahead of the 2016 election.
Trump at the gala recalled being urged to drop out of the race over the scandal, but said he pulled it back at a presidential debate with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“I went onto that [debate] stage just a few days later, and a general, who’s a fantastic general, actually said to me, ‘Sir, I’ve been on the battlefield, men have gone down on my left and on my right, I stood on hills where soldiers were killed, but I believe the bravest thing I’ve ever seen was the night you went onto that stage with Hillary Clinton after what happened, and then that woman asked you the first question about it, and [you] said ‘locker room talk.’”
“It’s locker room talk. What the hell? What are you talking about? Locker room talk,” Trump remembered saying.
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Trump’s claim inspired quite the number of mocking posts on X, formerly Twitter.