On Meet The Press, Donald Trump suggested that the Republican Party is full of deviants as he refused to apologize to Megyn Kelly.
Trump said, “There’s nothing to apologize. I thought she asked a very, very unfair question. So did everyone on social media and I answered the question very well. I won every poll on the debate. Time magazine, Drudge, Newsmax, every poll, and people thought I won the debate easily. And you know sort of an interesting thing, they did not like the way I was questioned, and I understand that. I just want to get on. What I said was totally appropriate. There was nothing wrong. Only a deviant, and I literally mean that only a deviant would think what I said was anything other than that.”
Todd told Trump that his comment towards Kelly was animalistic and demonic and demeaning.
Trump claimed that he meant there was blood coming out of Kelly’s eyes, nose, and ears. Donald Trump said that he doesn’t talk that way. Todd called him out for personally insulting anyone who criticizes him, which Trump claimed that he never does.
Donald Trump brought up Jeb Bush’s attack on women’s health issues, and it said it was worse than Romney’s 47% remarks. Later, Trump said that he was the reason that 24 million people watched the debate, and without him, Fox would have two million viewers. He also complained that he leads the Republican polls on jobs and the economy, but Fox News didn’t ask him a single question about this topic.
The feud between Trump and the Republican Party is only serving to push the billionaire towards a third party run.
I don’t buy for a second that Trump wasn’t picking on Kelly’s gender, but many Republican voters hold sexist positions. They don’t support equal pay for women, and women being allowed to make their own health care decision to name two, so it is unclear whether or not this Republican attempt to stop Trump will work.
Donald Trump was saying what many Republican men believe, and this remains the party’s biggest issue with Trump. The more he appeals to the ugly core of Republican “values” the more popular he becomes.
The irony is that the most outspoken misogynistic Republican deviant of them all is Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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