Trump Proves at GOP Debate He Has no Respect for Women

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Douglas Schoen in an op-ed at called it “A debate with no losers,” and said “Republicans should be proud.” But there were ten losers, who were all proud to be dishonest shills, and Republicans should be ashamed.

Donald Trump, like the other candidates, was willing to lie, and he proved to co-moderator Megyn Kelly at last night’s GOP debate that he has the same cave man attitude toward women as any other Republican candidate.

The exchange with Kelly went as follows:

Megyn Kelly: “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.'”

Donald Trump: [smiling] “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” [applause] “Thank you.”

Megyn Kelly: “No it wasn’t” [continued applause] “For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.

Donald Trump: “Yes, I’m sure it was.”

Megyn Kelly: “Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? And how will you answer the charge with Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”

Schoen claims in his op-ed that “they treated each other – and the voters they’re trying to win over – respectfully,” but Donald Trump then went off the rails, managing to be even more offensive, and even taking an ominous toward Megyn Kelly, while at the same time proving his hypocrisy with regards to China and Mexico, where he pays foreign workers to manufacture his clothing line:

I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico, both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody.

And frankly, what I say, and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.

In addressing Megyn Kelly, Trump sounds like a mob boss talking to a disappointing underling, hinting at future repercussions.

So our big problem is not immigration after all, but political correctness? We don’t have time to be polite to each other? So Donald Trump’s misogyny is justified by his exporting of jobs to China and Mexico? This counts as a cogent argument for the Republican Party?

Now granted, all the Republican candidates save Rand Paul agreed we also lack time for diplomacy, and Ben Carson said last night we don’t even have time for the Geneva Convention, so perhaps within a Republican context, Trump was not out of bounds.

Yet his answer shows that Donald Trump is not presidential material. Can you imagine Barack Obama, who also has daughters, talking to or about women in this way? Fox News would be the first to condemn him.

You must remember that this is the same Donald Trump who on March 6, 2006, appeared on ABC’s The View. When asked by Star Jones what he would do if he saw his daughter Ivanka on the cover of Playboy, Trump’s answer shows that nothing has changed in the past nine years.

After initially saying it would be disappointing, but depend upon what was inside the magazine, Trump said,

“I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for nude photographs] inside the magazine. Although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her.”

The entire panel laughs, including Invanka and The Donald, and you can hear Trump ask, “Is that terrible?”

Joy Behar let it slide with a joke, which to be fair, was perhaps all she could do under the circumstances. After all, here is a man, joking or otherwise, who has created the impression he would be eagerly turning the pages of the magazine.

“Who are you, Woody Allen?”

They all laughed. Including Trump, who knew he’d earned the jibe: “That’s very good.”

So all in fun, perhaps, from their point of view, and not to be taken seriously, but just to be on the safe side, Trump’s people issued one of their clarifications, with Jim Dowd telling the Associated Press, that Trump “was absolutely joking.”

“He was making fun of himself for his tendency to date younger women. It’s a sense of humor that people don’t see (from him) all the time.”

Certainly, the party that has positioned itself as the moral compass of the nation ought to consider Trumps’ attitude toward women carefully. Even if only for appearances sake, because we all know full well they have the same level of respect for women as Trump.

But think for a minute about how they would all be reacting if these words had come from the mouth of Barack H. Obama. And then let’s talk again about their opposition to moral relativism and degeneracy.

That’s right: it’s the GOP, the party of hypocrites and misogynists. And Donald Trump is the face of that Party. Congratulations, Fox News.

Photo: Fox News screen capture

29 Replies to “Trump Proves at GOP Debate He Has no Respect for Women”

  1. I did my best, Buckeyewill. It was a night of the long, slow death of the brain.

    I literally could not keep up with the lies. Even my 11-year-old was guffawing.

    Can’t wait to see the further lies of the so-called fact-checkers covering for them. Should be a great day for those who fact-check the fact-checkers.

  2. You’re a better man than I am, HH. There’s no way I could last even five minutes with either batch of these losers. When does the real GOPer debate start; you know, the one with their serious candidates.

  3. I have to admit to a sick pleasure watching Megyn Kelly needle Scott Walker over his jobs record

  4. Marco Rubio made perhaps the keenest observation from the GOP stage within the first 10 minutes:

    “If this election is a resume competition then Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president.”

  5. First of all, thank you for watching it. I don’t have the intestinal fortitude nor did I have enough liquor in the house. Trump’s attitude (as well as the Republican party) towards women should not be a surprise to anyone he just isn’t afraid to vocalize it. He literally has no decency.

  6. …Trump has zero, nada, zip respect for women because he “bought” all his women…he seems to regard all women as whores…

  7. I’m not a Trump fan, but they all came out of the gate baiting him. He didn’t get ruffled by it, and this probably won’t be the thing that brings him down. I dislike the way he talks down to, well, pretty much all women, but she wasn’t hard to see through. Even hometown boy Kasich was kissing the Donald’s ring. I will say this, Ambien has nothing on those guys.

  8. Lindsey Graham said this on Morning Joe:

    “This was more of an inquisition than it was a debate,” Graham said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning. “It was a missed opportunity to talk about things that really mattered.”
    Graham charged that the debate moderators, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly, were particularly unfair in their questioning of Trump, the outspoken billionaire who is leading many GOP polls.

    “At the end of the day, ask the man a question that explains his position and his solutions rather than a ten-minute question that describes him as the biggest bastard on the planet,” Graham quipped.

  9. We caught ourselves sitting in front of the screen. awaiting the last episode of Jon Stewart, channel flipping, lo and behold, there they were; as Chris Hedges calls them, “The Cult of Masculinity” (I could barley type that without laughter)!

    There they were, big hair, all dolled-up, doin’ that fancy pageant gesticulating all over the place. Meanwhile, back in Mayberry at the Taylor home…

    “Wooweee!”, says Sheriff Andy! “Gawlee!”, says Gomer! And, Ain’t Bee, she just sat there with her maw gaping as Opie looked on, thinking, “Old Lush drooling on her dress”…when suddenly the door opened and in came Barney Fifth, “Hey, Andy”.

    I got nothing.

    But, it was so good to see the usual GOP “Men-u” used for special occasions; old green jello mold next to dried out macaroni and cheese, plated with stale, crusty fish sticks.

    It was sincerely “plain”. Nothing more, nothing less. Dr. Luntz has his work cut out for him…

  10. Has anyone else noticed how much conservatives HATE political correctness? All you have to do is say “P.C” and the right wingers start foaming at the mouth.

    To me it means – “Political correctness” – code for “I want to say the N-word and other racial slurs and not be called a racist.”

    “Political correctness” – code for “I want to make leud jokes about women and not be accused of sexual harassment.”

    “Political correctness” – code for “I want to hurt people’s feelings and not be held responsible for it.”

    When did being polite and considerate of other people’s feelings become such a bad thing?

  11. Note too, that none of the other ‘brave’ men went after Trump for his crassness and misogyny. Not a peep.

    Fact is, they are all misanthropes. Not a mention of income inequality, never once a mention of ‘middle class’, total obfuscation toward #blacklivesmatter .
    They’re all going for the same ‘base’ of those bigoted, racist, he-man women-hating Americans that hate other Americans.

  12. Great thump thinks we should raise our children to be rude, crass and lack empathy like him. This country will be destroyed completely in a generation if we followed his lead.

  13. Remember, anyone with the temerity to challenge Donald on any of his numerous outrageous statements is either a “dummy”, a “loser”, or a “bully”
    True to form, Trump is already suggesting that he will berate and insult the debate moderators — expect a repeat performance of this puerile behavior at least a dozen times during the course of the debates.

    If Trump had to be civil and refrain from his usual battery of petty insults, misogynistic assessments, inflammatory rhetoric, and fantastical assertions … he would be speechless.
    His strength is also his weakness — without the bombastic, bellicose bravado, Trump’s support base would scratch their heads and wonder why they found him to be appealing.

  14. well… at least Donnie Dipstick toes the Republican line vis a vis attitude toward women…

    no war on women here…

  15. With about 50% of citizens (my own guesstimate), and a larger % of people voted to run our Country in charge – We are about to become a 4th world country with their call to action: PRAISE GOD, PASS THE AMMUNITION, and BUILD A BIG, HIGH WALL around OUR COUNTRY. (SARC)

  16. Just realized an interesting tidbit.
    In Megyn Kelly’s question to Trump, she actually used the phrase ‘War on Women’, which the GOP and Fake News emphatically deny existence.
    First time I think I’ve ever heard this specific term uttered by a Foxbot anywhere !

    Mistake ? Or purposeful on the part of Megyn Kelly ?

  17. “You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.”

    Scenario: tRump meets with Angela Merkel and then makes remarks to the press afterwards.

    No more than two brain cells to rub together are necessary to see what a disaster tRump would be.

  18. Last night was the debut of the new Fox News Reality Show called “Republican Nomination 2016”.

    That’s all it was. A reality TV show. Nothing more than a game show with the prize being the Republican nomination.

    There was no substance, no policy, nada, zilch. Just superficial posturing by 10 clowns in stiff suits led by the biggest clown of them all: Donald Trump.

    Even watching Christie and Paul go at each other was sheer entertainment. They really need to just put those two in a cage and let them fight it out.

  19. When did it become a bad thing? When enough conservatives started to get called out onto the carpet for it.

    Now they resort to whinging about how awful us liberals are to treat them the way they do everyone else.

  20. Kimbutgar reminded me: we want our Presidents to be role models for our children, and to command respect from other nations.

    Barack Obama may be the best POTUS role model in years: articulate, intelligent, thoughtful, even-tempered, diplomatic, respectful; loving father, faithful husband; good sense of humor; effective leader, etc.

    Still, no one is perfect: Mr. Obama IS guilty of Governing While Black. That gets him a thumbs down from Republicans.

    On the other hand, consider any Republican candidate as role model. Especially Trump.

    Did you just throw up in your mouth a little?

    Let’s hope that Hillary Clinton is judged on her character, and not her hotness, weight, wrinkles, wardrobe, cooking, housewifery, sex life, spouse’s lapses, or anything else that male candidates don’t get hammered on.

    Go Bernie, Go Hillary.

  21. Faux News/Kelly/rethuglicans complaining Trump has no respect for women and trying to distance themselves from him??!!!

    That’s laughable from the party that wrote the book on women-hate.

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