During last Thursday’s GOP debate, the exchange that go the most coverage came, not surprisingly, from Donald Trump and debate moderator Megyn Kelly. Kelly called Trump out on some of his past misogyny and Trump replied with threats and eventually even more misogyny. He even accused Kelly of having her period during the debate.
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump said during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday night. “Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Since, Trump has done what Trump does, he’s doubled down and he compared his record on women to that of Jeb Bush and while he makes a valid point, Trump’s defense of his own record is about as pervy as you can imagine. Warning, you might gag or worse.
“I think it’s amazing because three days ago, he was talking so negatively about women’s health issues,” Trump said. “And I thought it was disgraceful frankly. And I think that will go down to haunt him and maybe be the same as Romney’s 47 percent, which possibly cost him the election. Jeb was very negative on women’s health and when you’re negative on women’s health, you can forget about it. I’m the exact opposite. I cherish women. I want to help women. I want to do things for women that no other candidates can do.”
Source: Think Progress (emphasis added)
I hate to say it, but I agree that Bush’s comments are worse than what Trump said but only because Bush’s comments potentially affect policy. Trump is nasty, misogynistic and a blow hard, and he’s also newly anti-choice, but even he hasn’t said anything as stupid as suggesting that we spend too much money on women’s healthcare.
Women are getting the last laugh with Trump, though, by giving birth to a new Twitter hashtag. #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult is women hilariously live blogging their own periods.
I know I’m not the only one who hopes that Trump continues. He is actually drawing attention to the GOP’s anti-woman stances, even though we aren’t paying much attention to issues.
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