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Column: Actions speak louder than words

Grant Daniels, Staff Writer

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Drama has unfolded in the presidential race after an eleven year old tape was released that contained troubling comments in which Republican nominee Donald Trump said demeaning things about women. While the dishonest and liberal media has blown up the tapes, the comments by Trump are far less severe than the actions taken by the Clinton’s.

Since the release, Trump has lost some support from Republicans like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Arizona Senator John McCain who have both withdrawn their endorsements from the Republican nominee.

On the other hand, Republicans such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich have said that the tapes were shameful, of course, but they will stay behind the Republican nominee to defeat Hillary Clinton. Many evangelical leaders have also stayed on ship like Pastor Robert Jeffress and Pastor Mark Burns.

Gingrich said that losing to Hillary Clinton would be the end of America as we know it today. Clinton being elected would then allow her to pick the next Supreme Court judge which includes politicians like Judge Sri Srinivasan and Judge Merrick Garland who were possible picks for Obama’s filler for Justice Scalia. If this were to occur, our 2nd amendment rights would be taken away and many other unthinkable practices including partial birth abortion, her foreign policy, and the idea to raise taxes for the middle and rich class will happen under a Hillary Clinton presidency.

I applaud these men and women who are sticking to base in order to face the bigger problem which is the defeat the Democratic nominee. If Trump can fire his Republican base back up, it would make it much easier to defeat Hillary Clinton.

While Trump said words against women, some Americans are missing the bigger picture. The Clintons have taken action against women, not just words, but actions. Bill Clinton sexually assaulted women while he was in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton would then shamefully attack his victims. As a nominee wanting to support women and fight against sexual assault, is that what she has been doing? I don’t think so.

For the second presidential debate, Donald Trump brought along four women who have been involved in sexual assault, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Kathy Shelton. The first three women have come out and said that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted them. The fourth woman, Kathy Shelton, was raped at the age of 12 by a man that Hillary Clinton defended. According to a Brietbart Fact-Check, Hillary Clinton laughed at the then 12-year old child after successfully defending a child rapist. That does not sound like someone who respects and cares for women who have been abused.

While it is wrong for any man to attack women in any way, Donald Trump was outside the political system when this occurred. For the Clinton’s, they were right inside the thick of it. Bill Clinton was impeached yet he stayed in office, he lost his license to practice law, and he had to pay an $850,000 fine to Paula Jones. Yet, some voters still think that Trump has done worse.

Whether you stand on the right side of the fence or the left, I believe that we can all agree that actions taken by two inside the political system are far worse than the words spoken by a man who was outside the political system at the time.

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