Trump’s banter: what is locker room chat really like?


The presidential candidate has dismissed his vulgar boasts about grabbing women as ‘just words’ of the sort heard in male changing rooms. We ask three former athletes if he is right

If there were an international association for the advancement of locker rooms, it would be in full PR crisis mode by now. Donald Trump has spent a whole weekend traducing gyms and sports clubs everywhere by associating them with his boasts about sexually assaulting women.

“Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things,” Donald Trump said during the second presidential debate when challenged about comments he made while at work, on a bus, in a conversation with a journalist.

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