Donald Trump has a history of sexist remarks regarding women. From his nasty attacks on Megyn Kelly to his boorish attitude, Trump is no stranger to offending fifty percent of Americans.
And Trump’s not repentant, either (to nobody’s surprise, I’m sure). In fact, he looks for any excuse he can to justify it, and he found another during an interview with Wisconsin talk radio host Charles Sykes when he claimed he made the remarks because he didn’t plan to run for office at the time.
“Tremendous amounts of women”
The interview turned out to be a rather contentious one, with Sykes noting that Trump’s tanking in the polls among women. According to Sykes, the reason was simple: “A lot of this has to do with, let’s be honest about this, with conservative women who are repelled by your attitude and your treatment of women.”
Actually, women voters tend to be liberal, not conservative. But yes, I’m pretty sure Trump’s treatment of women is certainly tops on their list of reasons to avoid him. That and the fact that he appeals to the sort of population who see women as a vehicle to spit more babies out for the Fatherland and not people.
I’ve hired tremendous amount of women, women are in my highest executive positions, I pay women in many cases more than I pay men, which is more than most people can say.
You heard it here first, folks: he has tremendous amounts of women. That’s more than several binders full!
But it does beg the question — if he has such immense respect for women, why’s he making such boorish and degrading comments?
I’ve been a person that’s been in the entertainment business and a very big person in business and I’ve been quoted over the years by everybody… I became a celebrity.
Sykes pressed onward, asking if the rules were any different for celebrities, and if celebrities were “allowed to insult women.”
“Well the rules aren’t different, but I never thought I would run for office,” Trump said, defending himself. “And many people, Howard Stern would interview me and everybody would be having fun, and the women would be laughing.”
Trump then concluded that it was a “dead issue” and that he’d rather talk about security or trade.
Just because they’re laughing doesn’t mean they’re having fun. Those women were paid to be there; that’s their job, and even if they were “having fun,” that doesn’t make the remarks okay. Along with that, there’s a difference between the Howard Stern show and politics. Or, rather, there should be.
But what do I know? I’m just a humorless feminist.
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