Gov. Hickenlooper calls out Donald Trump's 'locker room' talk

Published: Oct. 14, 2016 at 8:32 PM MDT
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The governor of Colorado is calling out Donald Trump for his recent comments about locker room banter.

Governor John Hickenlooper spoke to a crowd at Hillary Clinton's headquarters in Colorado Springs. He's campaigning for Clinton.

"He was bragging about conduct that rightfully should have been putting him in jail," Gov. Hickenlooper said to the crowd.

“I spent my whole life doing sports, right. I played soccer, baseball growing up, I played squash, soccer as an adult. I still play squash on a national level," Gov. Hickenlooper said. "I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms - I have never heard anyone, any athlete use that kind of language in a locker room.”

"It's just not valid. Most guys don't talk like that," said attendee Robert Smith.

This week, several women have accused Trump of inappropriate behavior. Trump says it's not true.

"Some are doing it for probably a little fame, they get some free fame. It's a total setup," Trump said.

Hillary Clinton is dealing with Wikileaks release of more than 10,000 emails from her campaign chair, John Podesta.

In one email, an official advised Clinton to apologize for using a private email server.

Last September Podesta's former think tank partner Neera Tanden wrote, "Everyone wants her to apologize over her use of a private server. And she should. Apologies are like her Achilles heel."

We also asked the governor what it was like to be in the running for vice president.

“I went through that vetting process for VP which is about the coolest thing I’ve ever done," said Gov. Hickenlooper. "Although, I will say ‘phew’ I look at how hard Tim Kaine is working and all the stuff he is doing and my hat is off to him.”

"The run to be vice president was incredibly time consuming and strenuous, but I loved it ... You were meeting with the smartest people and they're going over every facet of your life and saying 'alright how could this be misconstrued,'" said Gov. Hickenlooper.

“If your country asks you to do something like that, you say yes. But in this case, it was some pretty serious relief to be able to focus on the state and my family and really keep the focus I have here," Gov. Hickenlooper added.

Donald Trump is headed back to Colorado Springs next week.

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Clinton and Trump will face off in their final debate next Wednesday in Las Vegas.