Donald Trump? A misogynist? How could that be? After all, Trump is a very wealthy white man running for president and not a rapper. In fact, Trump is the best thing to happen to the Republican party since, well, Ronald Reagan.
Of course Trump is no saint like Reagan. However, with his wealth, he is what a “founding father” would look like today. Yes, very racist; and, very wealthy. Which makes sense when your campaign slogan or presidential goal is to “Make America Great Again.” Which apparently means returning to a time when a woman’s menstrual cycle wasn’t a source of public discourse and hypocritical discomfort.
You know, a simpler time when women were seen and not heard. A time when women were not able to vote; have agency over their own bodies; or, even dared to challenge the sexist and misogynistic thoughts of any man without having blood come out of their eyes or “wherever.” Yes indeed, folks. Those were truly manly and fun times.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front runner, suggested that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked him tough questions because she was on her period.
Appearing on CNN, captured by Think Progress, Trump said that Kelly, who questioned Trump about past misogynistic statements where he called women pigs and cows was asking “ridiculous questions” because she had “blood coming out of her eyes” and “blood coming out of her whatever.”
Trump’s fellow Republican candidates did not issue statements or condemnations of him when he promoted a tweet earlier in the day that called Kelly a “bimbo.”
Now this is interesting…
When Donald Trump made racist remarks about Hispanics, he received little pushback from his Republican ilk. In fact, he doubled down on the notion that Mexican illegal immigrants were rapists and murderers. For which he received a bump in the polls. Yep, nothing like some good old racism to get the Republican base fired up.
He insulted John McCain and his military service. After which, most of them said, “Meh.” No big deal. McCain lost to Obama in 2008 and has apparently fallen out of grace with the Republican base for doing just that. Yes, he wasn’t racist enough.
But now that Trump has attacked the puritanical innocence of white womanhood (sorry Rosie O’Donnell, but you’re a gay) embodied by Fox’s Megyn Kelly, that’s a problem. Shit, I hope he doesn’t end up like Emmett Till. Lord forbid if that should happen.