Trump: ‘Women Don’t Get It’

Donald Trump & Melania (Courtesy of Boss Tweed via flickr)

Donald Trump is at it again. Huffpost reports that in an interview on Wednesday’s “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren, Trump stated,“Maybe women don’t know him. Maybe they don’t get what is going on. And I still think that this is not going to be a popularity contest, it’s going to be a contest based on jobs.”

He continued his attack by saying, “[Obama] is a person that is not the nice person some people think and his popularity rating, while high, I think if people knew the facts, the rating would actually be extremely low.“

He accused the president and VP Joe Biden of running “a very vicious campaign against Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan” and portrayed the president as “somebody that will say some very nasty things.”

There seems to be a theme with Republicans and much of it has to do with women and their lack of intelligence, Trump being only the latest talking head to impugn the ability of women to employ reason and intellect. Rush Limbaugh, who coined the term Feminazi, recently stated, “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill.”

Perhaps the cruelest cut of all is that Republican women buy into it. In an interview with the New York Observer, Ann Coulter said, “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democratic president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it as the party of women and “We’ll pay for health care and tuition and daycare—and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?”

Back to Mr. Trump. Yes, this election will be decided on jobs. And on Medicare and Social Security. This election will decide the future of this country. Women make up more than half of the population and they vote in greater numbers than do their male counterparts. It stands to reason that insulting a part of the electorate that has been targeted with nearly a thousand anti-women bills in the U.S Congress as well as perhaps thousands more in individual state legislatures is not a good tactic to bring those voters to your point of view. Nor will it excite the men who are related to and care for those women.

As for the Ann Coulters out there, truthfully, I am speechless.

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