Donald Trump is a foul bully who has encouraged violence at his rallies, and made it very clear that he has no respect for women.
So who can really be surprised that his campaign manager has been charged with assaulting a female reporter?
Or that despite a video clearly showing that Corey Lewandowski grabbed Michelle Field's arm, and images showing that he badly bruised it.
I guess these just magically appeared on me @CLewandowski_ @realDonaldTrump. So weird. pic.twitter.com/oD8c4D7tw3— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
Trump would defend him and attack the reporter.
Donald Trump is rebuffing calls to fire his campaign manager, who was charged on Tuesday with assaulting a reporter, and instead verbally attacked the journalist, questioning whether she made the whole thing up.
“Who said they were bruises from that? How do you know those bruises weren’t there before?” Trump asked while talking to reporters aboard his plane Tuesday evening.
“To me, if you’re gonna get squeezed, wouldn’t you think she would have yelled out a scream or something if she has bruises on her arm? Take a look at her facial expression. Her facial expression doesn’t even change.”
But then Lewandowski has been accused of inappropriate behaviour before.
In addition to his conduct at events, Lewandowski is under fire from allegations of inappropriate behavior towards staffers and media. The Daily Intelligencer reported that Lewandowski has drunk-dialed female reporters. The campaign denies the allegations.
And Donald Trump has said it was OK for him to insult women.
During an interview Monday with a local conservative radio talk show, the Republican frontrunner defended calling women names like “fat pig” and bimbo,” by saying he never intended to run for office. Trump said that while he denigrated women on Howard Stern’s talk show over the years, “everyone would be having fun.”
“If Megyn Kelly were a man, I’d be saying the exact same thing of Megyn Kelly. I don’t think there should be a double standard if someone’s a woman,” Trump said Monday, referring to his particular comments calling Kelly a “bimbo” and saying “there was blood coming out of her wherever” during a Republican debate she moderated last August. “I’ve been better to women than any of these candidates,” he said.
If Trump wasn't such a disgusting demagogue and filthy misogynist, it would be beyond belief.
And of course he really can't fire Lewandowski for it would only attract attention to his own violent words.
But the good news is that his appalling behaviour is causing his popularity to nosedive.
Donald Trump wasn't wildly popular to begin with. And now he's becoming even more disliked among American voters, creating a significant threat to his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination.
How bad are Trump’s image ratings? The HuffPost Pollster average of recent national polls puts Trump’s favorability at only 31 percent, while 63 percent view him unfavorably.
So even if he wins the Republican nomination many Republicans may not vote for him
Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said that even if those attacks don’t crush Trump in the primary, it could be difficult for him to hold female Republicans in a general election. “For women, Trump is like your worst date ever,” Lake said.
You know, there is an awful amount of misogyny in the air these day, in the U.S. and this country.
But Trump is a fascist.
A sexist hog is a sexist hog...
The history of social progress is not on their side.
Women and their male supporters will not be intimidated.
And that hog is going down...
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