DETROIT (WWJ) — One day after her second head-to-head debate with Republican opponent Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton visited Detroit on Monday, speaking before a packed and supportive crowd on the campus of Wayne State University.
Clinton took jabs at Trump and his response to Friday’s video release before the crowd of around 4,000 supporters at the Matthaei Center.
“He just doubled down on his excuse that it’s just locker room banter,” Clinton said. “Well I’ll tell you what, women and men across America know that is just a really weak excuse for behaving badly and mistreating people.”
Trump caught backlash after a video from 2005 leaked on Friday — just days before the debate — of a conversation he had with television personality Billy Bush. The video caught candid audio of Trump and Bush saying demeaning things about women.
“When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump can be heard saying in the video. “You can do anything.”
“Grab them by the p—-. You can do anything,” he said later.
“We now know who Donald Trump is, but the real question for us is: who are we?,” Clinton said. “I would argue we are not who he is.”
Trump issued an apology after the Washington Post revealed the video on Friday, but quickly deflected and tried to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s questionable past. Trump has lost support from many of the leaders of the Republican party, but refused to back out of the race.
“Donald Trump spent his time attacking when he should have been apologizing,” Hillary Clinton said about Sunday’s debate.
Clinton also spent Monday urging Michiganders to make sure everyone is registered to vote.
“Friends don’t let friends vote for Trump,” Hillary Clinton said.