• Trump and Women

    (I had the idea to write about Trump and his awful misogyny. I opened my computer and clicked on this blank doc. As I wondered how to begin this post, it struck me that I wrote a similar one a few months back. It’s so depressing and enraging to think that Trump gets worse and worse every single day, and that this man could be our president in just five weeks.)

    By now, we all know Trump as a sexist, misogynistic, chauvinist monster. Over the past year and a half, he’s called Rosie O’Donnell a dog, blamed Megyn Kelly’s “period” as an excuse for her simply asking him tough questions, and has said he’d date his daughter, Ivanka, if she weren’t, well, his daughter.

    Hillary brought up Alicia Machado during the last debate. If you’re not completely up to speed on the events of the past week, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, who’s that?” Machado is Venezuelan-American, and a former Miss Universe winner (Trump co-owns this pageant). After Machado won the title in 1996, Trump viciously mocked and bullied her about her subsequent weight gain, which prompted years of eating disorders on her part. Machado teamed up with Hillary recently and came out against Trump, and told the world just how cruel he was to her.

    Trump’s defended himself just as we’ve come to expect—in a completely insane and ridiculous manner. At THREE AM IN THE MORNING, Trump sent off a TWEETSTORM. Here’s some of what he said.

    Tweet 1: Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an "angel" without checking her past, which is terrible!

    Tweet 2: Using Alicia M in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT! Hillary was set up by a con.

    Tweet 3: Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?

    Ohhhhh, Trump. First of all, there’s literally no sex tape. Lol. Trump’s lies are never-ending, and this tendency is exacerbated when he is correctly accused of doing one of his many terrible deeds.

    Also, just a quick question—why are you tweeting about Alicia Machado and Hillary at three AM? Do you sleep? Are you even a real human being? What happened—were you just lying in bed not able to sleep, and decided to get up and tweet about how much you hate Hillary and Machado? Hillary called these late-night attacks “unhinged, even for Trump,” and she’s 100% spot-on. “What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?” she tweeted. We’re all just as bewildered as you are, Hill.

    Trump’s ridiculously sexist antics seem like they’ll never stop. Unfortunately, they probably never will, as he’s been a misogynistic jerk his entire life. But, luckily for us, we can stop him from being sexist in the White House—by fully throwing our support behind Hillary, and making sure to vote on November 8th!

    Photo credit to Mike Licht

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