Women: You have to treat ’em like shit.”
— Manly Man Donald Trump, New York magazine, Nov. 9, 1992
I know people who like, if not love, Donald Trump on the grounds that “he’s a man’s man”–a strong man, a sort of “superman.”
Ok. But someone please help me to understand this:
— What kind of big, strong “man” mocks an accomplished New York Times journalist who has overcome a physical disability and is an inspiration to a lot of disabled people and their families? (And to insult to injury, he claimed he wasn’t mocking reporter Serge Kovaleski and didn’t even know who he was. See here for more on that blatant lie.)
— What kind of big, strong “man” commits what has always been considered the worst kind of political sin by suggesting that a presidential opponent’s wife is ugly?
— What kind of big, strong cynical “man” would say of another opponent: “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife.” (Retweeted and then deleted on Twitter, July 4, 2015)
— What kind of big, strong “man” who “cherishes” women would say in one of his books: “Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world I would say to myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, ‘Can you believe what I am getting?’” (Think Big: Make it Happen in Business and Life, 2008)
— What kind of big, strong “man” (who dodged the draft and passed on the opportunity to serve his country in war time or any time) insults and dishonors former prisoners of wars like a Sen. John McCain, whose strength and courage as a P.O.W. make lesser men marvel?
— What kind of big, strong “man” is so two-faced as to trash China at every turn (a man who says with all the sincerity of a total kook that global warming was “created by and for the Chinese to make American manufacturing less competitive”) after having said as recently as 2011 the following:
“I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.” (Xinhua, April 2011)
“I did very well with Chinese people. Very well. Believe me.” (TIME, April 14, 2011)</ul
— What kind of big, strong Christian “man” is so “puffed up” (to use a phrase from the Apostle Paul) that he has no need to ask God forgiveness for anything whatsoever? (Maybe a so-called “baby Christian,” as evangelical crackpots who are his “spiritual advisors” suggest?)
— What king of big, strong Christian “man” has such a classic “Messiah Complex” that he declares that “I am the only one” who can fix every problem in America.
— What kind of big, strong Christian “man” and father would say the following:
“You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model–a tremendous amount.” (The Howard Stern Show, 2003)
“She does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” (ABC’s “The View,” March 6, 2006)
“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?” (Twitter, 2015)
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” (Esquire Magazine, 1991)
“Women: “You have to treat ’em like shit.” (New York Magazine, Nov. 9, 1992)
I’m sorry, but I have to say in all honest-to-God bluntness that this supposed “man’s man” as one really really small, pathetic “con” man.