Editor's note: Donald Trump is under fire for making a series of vulgar comments about women as he waited to make a cameo appearance on a TV show in 2005. The comments, which were caught on tape, come as the Republican presidential nominee steels for his second debate against Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. Trump issued a rare apology Friday, “if anyone was offended.” Our poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, offers her take below.
How Low Can We Go?
When putting an end to his birther campaign,
“The Donald” said Clinton’s the one we should blame.
Can’t Trump ever issue a simple apology?
He said he regretted the coarse terminology
That was caught on a tape from a decade ago
On a bus on the way to a Hollywood show.
But again he brought Hillary into the fray
By declaring that when her dear husband would stray
She would “bully, attack and then shame” each accuser,
And excuse her cad husband, a “woman abuser.”
And although Trump admitted his language was crude,
He said Bill’s is “far worse” and yes, even more lewd.
The internet’s buzzing; this clickbait is easy—
The public adores any scoop that is sleazy!
McConnell and Ryan are more than appalled
While Hillary’s team is engrossed and enthralled.
And some say that Trump now should get the hell out,
And G.O.P. brass fear a down-ticket rout!