Donald Trump is making headlines for his misogynistic abuse of the winner of 1996’s Miss Universe Pageant, Alicia Machado.
Sadly she is hardly alone in getting the Donald Treatment. Donald Trump consistently verbally abuses women.
Jennifer Lin, a former financial correspondent in New York City for The Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote Thursday morning about the time Donald Trump called her the c word — to her editor — in retaliation for a story of hers that he never actually read. This is such typical Trump it burns.
First Trump called Lin and screamed at her, peppering her with the word “sh*t” to describe her writing. (It turned out he had never actually read her story so he was calling it “sh*t” for no reason.)
“Then he called my editor in Philadelphia, Craig Stock. Now it was Craig’s turn to “Hold for Mr. Trump,” Lin wrote in Billy Pen.
“Craig was treated to the same Trumpian wordplay, but got an added treat. Trump referred to me as ‘that c*nt.’”
And the gold, “Craig, a calm Iowan, asked Trump what was wrong with the story. He explained that The Inquirer would run a correction if the paper had made an error. Trump snapped that he didn’t read the story.”
Trump told the editor that no one reads the story. He read the headline and he didn’t like it. This, too, is typical Trump. He fires first and asks questions later.
Donald Trump called her boss to complain about a story he hadn’t even read and yet felt entitled to call her the c word to her boss.
Trump’s harassment of female journalists is nothing new. In fact, this story repeats itself so often it’s as if Trump were Roger Ailes, before he got busted for serial sexual harassment.
But then Donald Trump defended Ailes even when numerous women said they had been sexually harassed by the former Fox News chief, ironically claiming to do so based on what he “read”.
Journalist Selina Scott had to threaten Trump with a lawyer in order to get him to stop harassing her after she rebuffed his advances and had the temerity to do her job by showing footage of him bragging and then getting busted exaggerating. In other words, she told the truth about Trump and refused his advances, and so he spent years retaliating against her.
Trump aimed such hatred at NBC’s Katy Tur that she had to be escorted out of a Trump rally by the Secret Service.
This is the man who claimed that his daughter wouldn’t be the victim of sexual harassment at work because she’s strong.
Not sure yet that Trump actually sees the women you know and love like trash to be “screwed”? And that’s only if he deems them worthy of being arm candy, forget women who are doing their job – they are the c words of the Trump’s world. I give you his own words:
— Michael Kruse (@michaelkruse) September 29, 2016
Trump’s contempt for women means he thinks the majority of this country are trash. They are c words to be crapped on, screamed at, harassed and humiliated — and then if they complain, he will blame them for his abuse, saying they just aren’t strong enough.
While Trump clearly believes that treating women like garbage is part of his success model, it could be the end of his presidential aspirations. For further proof of how things have changed, he need only talk to his friend Roget Ailes. So many women have been routinely harassed by men like Trump that this kind of behavior is likely to turn off even Republican women.
Ms. Jones is the editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA.
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