"When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything."
It's over for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after a tape leaked in which he tells Billie Bush that, as a celebrity, he can freely grope women and likes to "grab them by the p&@#y." He made the remarks while on a private bus some three months after marrying his third wife, Melania. There's no getting around this. Trump was describing his ability to sexually assault women with impunity.
The Washington Post broke the story, releasing the recording. Trump's reaction? He tried to blow it off, saying Bill Clinton has said worse.
The Republican establishment is almost catatonic with the election less than a month away. Their last best hope is that Trump will resign although many Americans have already voted by advance ballot.
Meanwhile, The New York Times, has followed up with a report of another woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by the Republican nominee. The Great Orange Behemoth is suddenly looking like America's Caligula.
It remains to be seen if Trump will, as he claims, show up for Sunday's debate with Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile Nate Silver released this projection of what the Electoral College vote will look like if American women turn their backs on Trump:
Then there's this, from Rachel Maddow: