WATCH: David Leyonhjelm, Man Of The People, Defends Trump’s Shitty Comments

WELP. We’d say we were surprised at this little development from the wonderful world of #Auspol, but that’d be an outrageous lie.
Liberal Democrats Senator and noted Free Speech Luvr™ David Leyonhjelm has today weighed his considerably borked opinion in on the fallout of Donald Trump‘s now-infamous hot mic incident.
Trump got caught saying some frankly horrible shit about women, comments that we don’t need to go over again, and has been back-pedalling harder than the yellow jersey holder in the reverse Tour De France.
Leyonhjelm was one of only two Australian politicians (the other was Pauline Hanson) to attempt the considerable task of defending Trump this morning.
Senator Leyonhjelm, whose apparent definition of “free speech” is “people should be saying fucked things all the time without consequence” fronted media and somehow managed to both condemn Trump’s remarks, and back them in at the same time. The ole’ “I don’t agree with what you’re saying but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it” defence. Which is fine if you’re talking about, y’know, flag burning and non-violent civil disobedience. But it gets just a little bit murky when you’re talking about enacting actual sexual assault.

It starts off well enough, with even Leyonhjelm himself admitting that what Trump said was more than a bit bloody off.

“Well, he’s 70 years old. And what he said was quite distasteful, quite frankly.”

But then, as with most things LibDems-related, it all quickly fell off a cliff.

“But saying stuff like that used to be a lot more common than it is these days. He’s a man of his times, perhaps. Perhaps you could cut him a little bit of slack. There’s a lot of nasty things said about men too, incidentally.”

Yeah cool, m8. Asbestos was a product of its time too. But you don’t see people defending its right to exist in roofs.

Leyonhjelm then completed his morning stir of the pot by suggesting that the “fact that he is a misogynist” would not necessarily affect Trump’s suitability to be the US President.

“A more important question though is would it affect his ability to be a good president and you can’t really tell that from the fact that he’s a misogynist.”

Monday morning in Canberra, folks. We’re off to a red hot start this week.

Source: Twitter.