WATCH: Moving ‘Like A B*TCH’ On Women May Be A Serial Pattern For Tic Tac Trump

Warning: This piece contains direct quotes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that are graphic, and therefore may not be suitable for all audiences.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was already struggling to win the educated women’s vote. But after video of Trump making appallingly lewd comments about women surfaced yesterday, he should be struggling to win the “any person breathing” vote.

As his surrogates flounder on news programs everywhere to rationalize this latest round of Trump deplorableness away, even they are running out of lame excuses. And if what CNN’s Erin Burnett broke in a segment about Trump is substantiated – and we have no reason to believe that it wouldn’t be – there may be no excuses left anyway.

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Burnett was trying to wrap her head around how her pro-Trump guest on the segment, Scottie Nell Hughes, could possibly continue defending him. What particularly struck Burnett was this statement from Trump:

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Because it turns out that Burnett has a friend who shared this disturbingly similar story from 2010 about what then married Trump did to her:

“The Tic Tacs…that’s exactly what Trump did to me. Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also. He then leaned in catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on the lips. I was really freaked out. After Trump asked me to come in to his office alone. I figured I could handle myself. Anyway, once in his office he kept telling me how special I am and gave me his cell phone and asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there.”

I have a suspicion that, not unlike Bill Cosby’s unraveling, the floodgates will open and we may begin to see a stream of Trump victims come forward.

Tic Tac USA was so repulsed by the Trump recording, the company released this statement:

Watch the segment below:

R.L. Paine is a writer, activist, and science lover. We all need to find a bit more Hitch in ourselves. “Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself...Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence...” - Christopher Hitchens