Despite what our depleted emotional reserves might indicate, we’re still only nine months into the Trump presidency, which has taken the country on the kind of nerve-racking, policy-shattering, war-mongering ride that approximately 63 million people signed on for when they voted for him back in November. They made this decision even after the Washington Post shared audio from an Access Hollywood interview, in which the now-president bragged about sexually assaulting women to a disturbingly awed Billy Bush.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of that footage, as well as the end of any pretense that xenophobia isn’t running rampant among his supporters, who bought into his claims that Mexicans are rapists while looking the other way on his own predatory ways. To make sure that no one forgets about Trump’s infamous words (or the rape culture that actively works to dismiss his boasting as “locker room talk”), women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is playing the video on a loop within earshot of the White House.
UltraViolet will run the video from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today (presumably ET) on a jumbo screen in viewing distance from the White House, where Trump is getting ready to host a Hispanic Heritage Month event, just 9 days before it ends. But at least he has a line on the best taco bowls.
The advocacy group is also holding a Rally to Grab Back outside of the White House today, in case Trump tries to change the channel on the jumbo screen.