Someone called Bill Pruitt has tweeted the following:
As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. #justthebegininng
Pruitt may be exaggerating, but who doubts that there are other bad Trump tapes out there and available for release?
I don’t, and I suspect that Team Clinton is controlling the timing of the release or at least consulting about it. Whether this is “just the beginning” will likely depend on the needs and interests of the Clinton campaign.
As for the impact of new tapes, it may be less than one would suppose. I hope that Trump won’t try to explain away the “Billy Bush” tape by claiming either that it’s not so bad or that it was a one-off. If he has any sense, he will admit that it’s very bad and claim that he has since changed his ways. That way, the release of additional old tapes may not be very damaging.
Still, the release of one or two tapes the last week before the election would serve as a stark reminder of the kind of man the Republicans nominated this year. Thus, unless Trump is already buried by then, we shouldn’t be surprised if we are treated to another dose of Trump, the lewd-talking predator.