Donald Trump knows how to get women. According to him, you have to “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Other ideas Trump shared with us, with regard to obtaining female companionship include, “Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Trump’s line, “you can do anything,” is very telling (and sickening). But if there’s one thing you can’t do around Trump supporters, it’s repeat what he said. Or rather, that was the problem that Scottie Neil Hughes, Trump supporter, had before Ana Navarro took her task for her double standard.
Now, if there’s one thing that a liberal is never allowed to do, it’s to quote a conservative back to their face and use their own words against them. This is rule one of public discourse in America. That’s why Scottie Neil Hughes got offended when Ana Navarro quoted Trump’s use of the word “pussy.”
So what’s the story behind this Trump gaff?
Late Friday afternoon, the Washington Post published a video of Donald Trump bragging that he sexually assaulted women. Now, the man’s always been skeevy, but this new footage is just skin crawling.
It’s sure to win him new fans with the Alt-Right, who view women like walking real dolls anyway, but for those of us who do see women as human and worthy of respect, it’s absolutely disgusting. Combine that with the fact that he’s been accused of raping a 13-year-old and palled around with notorious sex offender Jeffery Epstein, and you have the picture of a man who wouldn’t be out of place offering children candy out of the back of a panel van.
One line that’s garnered the most attention, though, was Trump’s recommendation to “grab [women] by the pussy.” This line has stuck out, and it was the line that the CNN panel with Ana Navarro and Scottie Hughes was discussing.
Navarro had no problem repeating the line. Hughes, however, objected to the line, because, “her daughter was watching.” That set Navarro off:
“Don’t tell me you’re offended when I say ‘pussy’ but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it. I’m not running for president, he is. So don’t act outraged and offended when I say the word and you’re not offended when the man who you are supporting is saying it. That is just absurd.”
Honestly, I think it’s telling that Hughes took offense to the word and not the context that Trump said it in. It reminds me of a rather famous quote by Tony Campolo, when he took Evangelicals to task for their reluctance to help people: “I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”
Trump’s supporters on the right — those who aren’t hardcore Return of the Kings Alt-Right whiny manchildren — are probably more offended that Trump said “pussy” than the context the word came in, which was simply outrageous and beyond anything even remotely acceptable.
Which is par for the course, really.
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— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 8, 2016
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