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It was only a matter of time until Donald Trump‘s disparaging comments about women were interpreted as a federal endorsement for treating women as lesser humans and sex objects. A Florida man used the president’s exact words as a defense this week for groping a sleeping woman on an airplane. According to police, the suspect told them, “the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts.”

A woman told authorities Sunday that a man sitting behind her on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque touched her twice inappropriately. In a statement taken by police, the woman said she fell asleep about 20 minutes into the flight, but was awoken when she felt the man, identified as Bruce Alexander, reaching around her seat and touching her breast. She initially though the touch was accidental, but it continued even after she moved around in her seat, indicating to her it was “attentive.” She told the man she didn’t know why he thought that would be okay, and then asked to change seats.

Alexander was charged with abusive sexual contact, though in his written statement, he only admitted to remembering the woman speaking to him briefly before switching seats. It was in the car after being arrested by law enforcement that he brought up the words of the president from the infamous Access Hollywood tape.

You’ll recall the audio recording from the filming of an Access Hollywood featurette during which Trump told host Billy Bush that he likes to “just start kissing” women because “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” culminating in the much-quoted line, “Grab ’em by the p—y.”

This new “Trump Defense” has people talking about the importance of morality leadership.