The definition of ‘locker room talk’ that Donald Trump gave at the second presidential debate is apparently very different from the one professional athletes, who spend more time in a locker room than he does, have. See tweets from sports stars like Blake Griffin and CM Punk that slam Donald for associating them with his comments, right here.
During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump, 70, tried very hard to make it clear he had not actually sexually assaulted women after a a hot-mic tape Access Hollywood tape from 2005 caught him saying he could “grab [women] by the pussy,” because he was famous. “It’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things,” he said to the first question of the night which was about the tape, before immediately trying to change the conversation to how he would defeat ISIS (huh?). Donald offended so many professional athletes by calling what he said “locker room talk,” that they seriously slammed him on social media.
“All this heavy breathing seems more locker room-esque than anything,” Blake Griffin, 27, of the Los Angeles Clippers wrote during the debate. “‘Grab them by the p***y’ isn’t talk from any locker room I’ve ever been in. It’s a Ted Bundy quote,” UFC mixed martial artist CM Punk, 37, wrote. Ouch! And they were definitely not alone in their thoughts, with other athletes, like Kendall Marshall, Sean Doolittle, Robbie Rogers and CJ McCollum backing them up with disses against Donald.
All this heavy breathing seems more locker room-esque than anything #debate
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) October 10, 2016
"Grab them by the pussy" isn't talk from any locker room I've ever been in. It's a Ted Bundy quote. #debate2016
— Coach (@CMPunk) October 10, 2016
PSA: sexual advances without consent is NOT locker room talk.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) October 10, 2016
As an athlete, I've been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that's not locker room talk.
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 10, 2016
I'm offended as an athlete that @realDonaldTrump keeps using this "locker room talk" as an excuse.
— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) October 10, 2016
I haven't heard that one in any locker rooms https://t.co/Ci8NXOgFcI
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 10, 2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016
But, despite what REAL athletes were saying about what goes on in a REAL locker room, Donald stuck to his guns, saying that what he said on that tape is in fact what is commonplace in that environment. Well, if the men who spend a chunk of their day hanging out in a locker room don’t agree with Donald, he might need to come up with a better argument as to why what he said wasn’t bragging about sexual assault. Just saying.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of these professional athletes’ responses to Donald’s “locker room talk” comment? Let us know below!