Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trump and Sexism

Donald Trump is blasted as sexist.

He's on record making negative comments about the appearance of women and using hurtful terms to describe them.

Hillary Clinton, Democrats, and Never Trump people assert that this reveals Trump to be unfit to be president.

We're all supposed to be talking about how Trump treats women. That's supposed to be our focus.

Moderator Lester Holt, during the debate, challenged Trump on Hillary's appearance.

LESTER HOLT: Mr. Trump, this year Secretary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major party. Earlier this month you said she doesn’t have, ‘a presidential look.’ She’s standing here right now. What did you mean by that?

I didn't hear hack Holt ask Hillary any questions about her mocking Trump. She wasn't required to address her remarks in terms of his presidential appearance. Where's the question about how she treats Trump?

Furthermore, it's sexist for Trump's appearance to be fair game but not Hillary's.

His skin is orange. His hair is a joke. He's fat. He has small hands. He's mocked mercilessly, but that's OK.

Charlie Sykes calls Trump the "Orange god" and he's applauded by his Never Trump and Leftist/Democrat allies. He goes on and on about Trump's bad behavior.

It seems that many of these people belong in a basket of deplorables, too. These sexist people behave like it's open season on Trump's appearance while at the same time berating Trump for his sexist remarks based on appearance.

There's a hypocrisy there. See it?

Bottom line: As a woman, I think it's condescending to give Hillary protection from mockery when it comes to her appearance. Discussion of her looks is off limits. Why? Because she's a woman?

That is sexist.

If Trump has to take the abuse, then Hillary does.

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