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Why did the Trump video cause GOP defections when other controversies haven't?




Torn Trump signs are seen on the ground behind a police skirmish line during a protest near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in San Jose, California on June 2, 2016.
Torn Trump signs are seen on the ground behind a police skirmish line during a protest near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in San Jose, California on June 2, 2016.
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By now, the video showing Republican nominee Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women has caused defections from the candidate from the GOP and prompted multiple questions in Sunday's debate.

It's just one of many controversies this election season, but it's one that likely won't go away anytime soon, said Jenée Desmond Harris senior correspondent on race and identity for vox.com.

"The issue with what Trump said is not that it was lewd or offensive," said Desmond Harris. "It wasn't about the words. It's about the fact that he said he can grab women's genitals against their will, which constitutes sexual assault."

Jenée Desmond Harris joined Take Two for more on Donald Trump and how race has featured in his presidential campaign. 

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