Saturday 18 January 2020

'A very sad reflection on where we are' - Martin reflects on Trump candidacy

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has said Donald Trump’s candidacy for the White House is a “very sad reflection on where we are”.

Speaking about a video which has emerged of the billionaire bragging in explicit terms about groping women, Mr Martin said: “I think his attitude to women has been very poor from day one.”

Mr Trump has apologised for his part in the 2005 video during which he can be heard saying he using his fame to take advantage of women.

Speaking at an event in Dublin tonight, the Fianna Fail leader said the comments were “just unacceptable indeed”.

“I think in this day and age in a presidential election campaign it’s a very sad reflection on where we are.”

Asked if Trump should withdraw from the presidential race with Hillary Clinton, Mr Martin replied: “I’ll just hand Irish politics for the moment.”

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