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Trump Surrogate Says Tape Leak Wasn't That Bad, Because Beyoncé

A Donald Trump surrogate likened Trump's leaked tapes to Hillary Clinton's fondness for Beyoncé.

By Grant Suneson | October 11, 2016

The Republicans who aren't chastising Donald Trump over his leaked tape are making some pretty big stretches to try and put Hillary Clinton in the same boat. 

Case in point: "She likes language like this, quote, 'I came to slay, b----, when he F me good I take his ass to Red Lobster,'" former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey said on CNN.

"Did she say that?" Don Lemon asked.

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"Beyoncé said that," political commentator Tara Setmayer said.

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We know Clinton likes Beyoncé. 

"I want to be as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer," Clinton said at a campaign event.

But according to McCaughey, Clinton's fondness for Queen Bey is tantamount to this: "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," Trump said in the leaked video

"Whatever you want," said another man, Billy Bush

"Grab them by the p----. You can do anything," Trump replied.

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Here's the difference: Beyoncé is talking about rewarding consensual sex with endless shrimp and Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Trump was talking about sexually assaulting women — though he hasn't acknowledged that.

"You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?" Anderson Cooper asked at the second presidential debate. "No, I didn't say that at all. I don't think you understood what was — this was locker room talk," Trump replied.

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