Two days after the videotape of Donald Trump's now-infamous 2005 lewd conversation was released, the Trump team remains divided over the most serious question arising from the tape: Is Trump talking about sexual assault?
"Yes," "no," and "maybe," his surrogates reply.
Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, a top Trump surrogate, said Sunday night that Trump used "very improper language," but Sessions insisted in the post-debate spin room that behavior Trump described in the video wouldn't constitute sexual assault.
SESSIONS: This was very improper language, and he's acknowledged that.
TWS: But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that [video] as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place?
SESSIONS: I don't characterize that as sexual assault. I think that's a stretch. I don't know what he meant—
TWS: So if you grab a woman by the genitals, that's not sexual assault?
SESSIONS: I don't know. It's not clear that he—how that would occur.