Dilbert's Scott Adams Outlines 14 Reasons Why 'The Trump Tapes' Don't Matter

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None other than anti-Trump GOP establishmentarian Erick Erickson (yeah seriously) threw down the gauntlet at Dilbert Creator Scott Adams following the Access Hollywood recording in which Donald Trump said bad things eleven years ago...

Well, he didn't have to wait long... Challenge accepted!

I’ll give you my thoughts, in no particular order.


1. If this were anyone else, the election would be over. But keep in mind that Trump doesn’t need to outrun the bear. He only needs to outrun his camping buddy. There is still plenty of time for him to dismantle Clinton. If you think things are interesting now, just wait. There is lots more entertainment coming.


2. This was not a Trump leak. No one would invite this sort of problem into a marriage.


3. I assume that publication of this recording was okayed by the Clinton campaign. And if not, the public will assume so anyway. That opens the door for Trump to attack in a proportionate way. No more mister-nice-guy. Gloves are off. Nothing is out of bounds. It is fair to assume that Bill and Hillary are about to experience the worst weeks of their lives.


4. If nothing new happens between now and election day, Clinton wins. The odds of nothing new happening in that timeframe is exactly zero.


5. I assume that 75% of male heads of state, including our own past presidents, are total dogs in their private lives. Like it or not, Trump is normal in that world.


6. As fictional mob boss Tony Soprano once said in an argument with his wife, “You knew what you were getting when you married me!” Likewise, Trump’s third wife, Melania, knew what she was getting. It would be naive to assume Trump violated their understanding.


7. Another rich, famous, tall, handsome married guy once told me that he can literally make-out and get handsy with any woman he wants, whether she is married or not, and she will be happy about it. I doubted his ridiculous claims until I witnessed it three separate times. So don’t assume the women were unwilling. (Has anyone come forward to complain about Trump?)


8. If the LGBTQ community wants to be a bit more inclusive, I don’t see why “polyamorous alpha male serial kisser” can’t be on the list. If you want to label Trump’s sexual behavior “abnormal” you’re on shaky ground.


9. Most men don’t talk like Trump. Most women don’t either. But based on my experience, I’m guessing a solid 20% of both genders say and do shockingly offensive things in private. Keep in mind that Billy Bush wasn’t shocked by it.


10. Most male Hollywood actors support Clinton. Those acting skills will come in handy because starting today they have to play the roles of people who do not talk and act exactly like Trump in private.


11. I’m adding context to the discussion, not condoning it. Trump is on his own to explain his behavior.


12. Clinton supporters hated Trump before this latest outrage. Trump supporters already assumed he was like this. Independents probably assumed it too. Before you make assumptions about how this changes the election, see if anyone you know changes their vote because of it. All I have seen so far is people laughing about it.


12. I hereby change my endorsement from Trump to Gary Johnson, just to get out of the blast zone. Others will be “parking” their vote with Johnson the same way. The “shy Trump supporter” demographic just tripled.


13. My prediction of a 98% chance of Trump winning stays the same. Clinton just took the fight to Trump’s home field. None of this was a case of clever strategy or persuasion on Trump’s part. But if the new battleground is spousal fidelity, you have to like Trump’s chances.


14. Trump wasn’t running for Pope. He never claimed moral authority. His proposition has been that he’s an asshole (essentially), but we need an asshole to fight ISIS, ignore lobbyists, and beat up Congress. Does it change anything to have confirmation that he is exactly what you thought he was?


My thoughts above have more to do with reason than persuasion. And that means you can ignore all of it because reason is not part of decision-making when it comes to politics. On the persuasion level, all that matters is whether this new development changes what you already assumed about Trump.

Personally, it didn’t change what I assumed about Trump’s personal life. Your mileage may vary.


Read more here...

And finally, Adams sums up the sheer hypocrisy perfectly...

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Infield_Fly's picture
Infield_Fly (not verified) Oct 8, 2016 1:58 PM

Who gives a shit is right!!!!


Hillary murders.  Hillary steals.  Hillary obstructs justice.  Hillary condones multiple rapes.  Hillary evades taxes.  Hillary lies under oath.


And Trump grabbed a pussy.


This shitbag liberal media has got to go!!!



Creative_Destruct's picture

Neocon & Libtard & MSM Moral Criteria: Mean nasty words HORROR OF HORRORS. Carnage, mayhem, butchery (with good intentions)....meh.

californiagirl's picture

At first I was a bit shocked by Trump's comments, but then I quickly realized that I was being a hypocrite and pretending to be naive. 

How many women watched a certain TV show about 4 single women living in Manhattan that often included very crude sexual objectification of men?  If they were so outraged, then why continue watching?  As a woman who spent most of her career in corporate financial management in a male dominated environment, I have heard much worse. And in the real world, men are not the only ones that speak crudely about the opposite sex.

Ryan and the other republicans,  Hillary and the Democrats, and the  MSM who will display repeated outrage ad nauseum for days to come, are all hypocrites.  Unless they are nuns, unichs, or hiding under a rock somewhere, they have all heard, and most likely participated in, crude sexual banter.

SafelyGraze's picture

sarah silverman talks about this important issue

warning: contains trigger word


if you find this material offensive, let your local broadcaster know that you do not want this kind of programming to be allowed


AlaricBalth's picture

Here is Hillary Clinton yucking it up with David Cameron, the man who performed a sex act in the mouth of a dead pig.


I guess Hillary didn't find Cameron's past behavior outrageous.

847328_3527's picture

It’s odd how all these Hillary supporters label The Donald as “Hitler” when they are the ones who are always advocating violence against others. 

Here’s another liberal “pacifist”:

Robert De Niro on Trump: ‘I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face’




Oh yeah, then there's alleged tax evasion:


Robert De Niro has been evading taxes like an actual gangster



californiagirl's picture

Too bad no one caught Bill Clinton’s private comments on tape when he was raping Juanita Broadrick, or during his 12 trips to Epstein's orgy island, and his 30+ trips on the Lolita Express, during many of which he ditched his secret service detail. His comments would probably provide the needed evidence to put him in jail.

And what about the MSM-revered Kennedy brothers? They were well known for their extramarital sexual exploits.  Can you imagine their private conversations?


Idaho potato head's picture

WTF was Bush wearing a wire or what, man they cover all bases don't they.

jaycephus's picture

Yeah, DeNiro ticks me off. Like he was ever ready to punch Bill Clinton in the face. Like he runs around Hollywierd punching out the metric butt-load of men (and women) saying, and even doing, the same sorts of things there. Maybe, he should even get tough-guy with Hillary?


“Where’s the miserable c**k sucker!” 
-From the book The Truth About #Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President, by Edward Klein, p. 15- Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer.

“Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can’t f**k her here!!” 
From the book Inside the White House, by Ronald Kessler, p.243 – #Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female. 

PT's picture

I like Scott's point number ten in the list above.

And the second number twelve.  And number eight.

PrayingMantis's picture



... here's an incomplete list of former Presidents having normal sexual affairs while in the White House ... but you'll get the drift that to be a US President, you don't need to be a Saint  >>> "Sexual Affairs by US Presidents" >>> https://soapboxie.com/us-politics/Sexual-Affairs-by-US-Presidents 

... plus GHWBush's rumour about "Jennifer" >>> http://www.answers.com/Q/Did_George_HW_Bush_have_an_affair 

... and his son Dubya's "rumored" skeleton closets >>> http://realchange.org/bushjr.htm

as well as the abnormal BHO "rumour" <nudge, wink> about a certain "Reggie Love" >>> http://hillbuzz.org/bizarre-white-house-releases-statement-on-breakup-of-barack-obama-and-his-boyfriend-reggie-love-84658  and a certain "Kal Penn"  of Harold & Kumar fame >>> http://hillbuzz.org/kal-penn-is-to-barack-obama-what-marilyn-monroe-was-to-john-f-kennedy-11025 


so, who really cares about a pussy-grabbing Donald? ... he's just being heterosexually normal ...


any_mouse's picture

There's Trump's crime against humanity:

As a white male "he's just being heterosexually normal".

He must be marginalized or re-educated in a state facility.

SheepDog-One's picture

You definitely would NOT want to grab her pussy! You'd pull back some disease that Ajax couldnt take off.

Watch Bird 1's picture

Exactly. The faux moral outrage is absurd.

daveO's picture

Anytime Ryan opens his trap, it's all scripted bullshit by a bad actor/phony. Same goes for Hunstman and Erickson, the one "fill-in" host for Limbaugh who will get me to turn the dial every time. This was a pre-planned attack to offer cover for the Hildabeast.

SheepDog-One's picture

I think Trump should now just reply to every question with 'Bill is an accused serial rapists and Hitlery not only defended it but attacked the victims as bimbos and worked to ruin their lives.'

armageddon addahere's picture

If you watch the tape the big revelation was this: Donald Trump attempted to seduce a married woman.... by taking her furniture shopping.... and struck out. The rest is trash talk.

This has to be the lamest show biz sex scandal in history.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"This has to be the lamest show biz sex scandal in history."

Yes. But the Clinton MSM media mafia is desperate to spin it for all t's worth. Which hopefully ain't much.

Arnold's picture

Kimmie must be up to some hijinks somewhere.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"Unless they are nuns, unichs, or hiding under a rock somewhere, they have all heard, and most likely participated in, crude sexual banter."

Hear-hear californiagirl. In defense of most people's private behavior, Scott's probably right that only a minority percentage of males talk like this to this degree sometimes in private. He says about 20%, but I think it's higher, probably 30-40%. But he's also probably correct that the percentage among rich power and powerful males is MUCH higher, I'd bet in excess of 85-90%.

Females, I'm not qualified to speculate. But I know some of my female friends and acquaintainces can be quite foul, in a bantering funny intended way. In any case, this behavior in private is very common. I've lived more than long enough to have perspective on this type of behavior and don't consider it a show-stopper in judging someone. To me this stuff is just stupid bullshitting that shouldn't be taken too seriously, if it's not meant in a vicious mean-spirted way. I daresay some of Hillary's purported foul rants are in that truely mean-spirited vein.

And no one reasonably expects that a private conversation from 10 years ago would be recorded and played back in public today.

BTW, my adult children are californiagirls & boys:). Lived their for quite awhile. Had its good points. But I'm glad to be somewhere else now.

californiagirl's picture

I can attest that it is much higher than 20% amongst corporate attorneys, Big 4 CPAS and investment bankers, at least the ones I have been exposed to in Silicon Valley.  

Also, I expect to no longer be a californiagirl when I retire. For now I am thinking someplace like Montana or Wyoming. :-)  In the mean time, I have a business that ties me here, at least for the time being.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Late reply but lived in Wyoming in younger years. Lowest population density of all 50 states (at that time at least, don't know about now). That was in the mid to late 70's, so its's got to have changed. But it was great for a young guy who liked to raise hell. People were quite insular and reluctant to get to know outsiders. But once you got to know them, would do anything in the world for you. And beautiful country, in some parts. Lived in Sheridan by Bighorn Mountains and just south of Little Bighorn Mont. That was Ok. But then relocated west to the Star Valley area just south of Tetons & J Hole. Recommend that over Sheridan area and over central and eastern Wyoming.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) californiagirl Oct 8, 2016 6:46 PM

I don't like what he said but I am not his wife or will I ever meet him.

He is a product of the 50s plus sexual revolution.

I know a woman in her 70s in Florida who supports him and volunteers, gonna be hard to call up women

and try and talk them into it.

Can he survive it? Yeah because he has a lucky chart and progressions.

Do I mind if the GOP and never Trumpers dump him, NO.

Will I vote for him? Yes, nobody else to vote for. Gary Johnson is retarded and pro TPP.

I hope when Clinton attacks him he ignores and goes after her defending Bills rapes and attacking his victims.

Bring up Bill 26 times on the Lolita Express, the door is wide open now and that's why Bill wanted her to lose and says things

to hurt her.

PT's picture

Re "He is a product of the 50s plus sexual revolution" :

The fact is that nice men don't get a root, therefore nice men don't breed, therefore only the Trumps of the world transfer their genes to the next generation.  Sure, you can easily find "the exception that proves the rule", but how does that average out for all the people you know in general?

The propagandists spoke, the good men listened.  The women voted with their pussies.  The results speak for themselves.  The proliferation of "nice men" is just a series of occasional blips in a sea of "products of the 50s plus ..."

SafelyGraze's picture

this kind of lewd language can be heard in fraternity houses across america

and that is why we are demanding that all fraternity houses be eliminated and/or converted to pink sensivity safe places

we are not kidding about this

with utmost outrage,
People United for Socially Stigmatized Youth  


Ralph Spoilsport's picture

This shit ain't funny or entertaining anymore. After we get rid of the criminal classes screwing up our country, the next target should be the uppity, arrogant, castrating, clueless cunts vying for dominance of a world rightly controlled by men. I'm not ready to cede the battlefield and it's only going to get worse for them when it's time to tally and even the score. No more voting, driving cars and I'm willing to go as far as outlawing them wearing shoes. 

P.S. - Sarah Silverman is a fat, obnoxious cunt.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Sorry, you're right. I confused her with Amy Schumer. Not as overweight as Lena Dumbham but part of the "fat chicks are beautiful" movement.


monk27's picture

She's not fat but she is a lousy actor and an even worse comedian (in all truth, the only person who believes she's a comedian is herself...:)

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

One thing the muzzies and Amish have right!

MissCellany's picture

Teehee! I see what you did there in your signature line!

RogerMud's picture

"and that is why we are demanding that all fraternity houses be eliminated and/or converted to pink sensivity safe places"

maybe try a convent?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Only lezzies there...no pussy worth grabbing.

Dennisen's picture

Incumbents can be severely flawed, but contenders must be perfect.

Gold...Bitches's picture

And she condones droning people that release embarrasing information about her

CJgipper's picture

Just so we're clear, if you haven't grabbed some pussy at some point, then you're a pussy who lives in mom's basement (or gay, but what gay guy hasn't checked out someone's package as well?)

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Infield_Fly ... we can sense the outrage. I too am outraged ... injustice is everywhere and TRUTH is dead in the streets.

I thought you might enjoy this thought incase you have never heard or seen it. It comes from President Teddy Roosevelt.


Have a great day.

markpower49's picture

The outrage of progs and cucks will make Trump's victory even sweeter. lol

perikleous's picture

Truthfully all Trump has to do to win is state what we know, ignore Clinton put downs and just be himself, I never said I was politically correct, Im a narcsasist, im arrogant and I do not care what is said about me! I am rich because I know the game, I want to fix the damage thats been done by our president and his protege... I will bring you jobs, slash the debt and do what I promise...

I paid all taxes required by US policy just as you do, I pay the least I can, as you do! I didn't make the rules I follow them, but I promise I will do what I can to change them!

   Anything I say that is offensive, get over it, we have bigger issues to deal with and I will take them head on and include the people by being transparent... Not OBAMA Transparent by speaking from both sides of my mouth.

If I say I will get details on 9/11, end guantanamo,leave Iraq, Afghanistan and end the fighting with Russia/China to advance our business ties, YOU CAN BET I WILL!!

I am not running to be pope or asking for sainthood, I am a business man who intends on running this country like a business, and a successful one at that....

    Maybe you have doubts or hesitation do to MSM smears, maybe you think I wont fight for you, these are valid questions that the people should ask!!

WIth me there are some doubts in your mind, questions, will he accomplish his goals? Will he do what he says?







You may question my abilities to do this job as I promise to do, your right, but I will never quit until I succeed, which I have in business, and this is a business!

My opponent has failed in every political decision she has been involved in (Invade Iraq, Coup in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Benghazi, gold standard trade deal etc etc

I would bank on a unknown businessman with potential as opposed to a known proven political failure!


Mroex's picture

I guess Obama calling women "pussy" is okay with the libtards  


Creative_Destruct's picture

Absolutely. Good libtard intentions overrule all moral infractions.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Obama has never seen a pussy, let alone grabbed one.  He knows all about cocks and sphincters, though.

Creative_Destruct's picture

As if we didn't think the Donald was a foul-mouthed dude in private, as are many dudes. And women talk shit too. Slip a few bugs in Hitlery's entourage and do a similar MSM prime time hit-job replay of THAT and we'll have some fairness and realism  for a change.

Proofreder's picture

Well, here's the thing, in a nutshell, so to speak -

Pussy is a barely acceptable term - used several times on the old Carson Tonight show if I recall correctly.  Rather than a collective gasp, the audience howled with laughter.

Trump did NOT use the C word - in fact it has not appeared so far in this thread.


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Who really cares, except for a few phony-ass hypocrites?

Oldwood's picture

Pretty much sums it up for me.

All it proves to liberals is that Trump is not a sexual deviant, he is main stream male....warts and all. 

Now, if they had a tape where Trump was bragging about sucking cock or taking it up the ass, the liberals would be dead silent and then it WOULD be the conservatives freaking out on him.

For me, I really don't care what his sexual preferences are as long as he keeps it somewhat private and I'm not forced to participate. I'm voting for the future of our nation, and sexual preference is so yesterday.

Billy the Poet's picture

I agree with Adams' analysis and see this leak as a political hack job however I find Trump's sexual preference for married women to be a less than endearing trait. Didn't somebody once say, "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife?"