Okay, the first question I have to ask is: If Trump insists on explaining away his conversations as “locker room talk,” when is someone going to step up and inform The Donald that he’s not in a locker room?
I could tell you about Trump’s long history of misogyny, about how he has belittled and degraded women for at least half a CENTURY, but my saying those words, or repeating his words, simply doesn’t have the same absolute truth as hearing it from the man himself.
Below, you will find a compilation of Trump, by Trump. You will find radio clips, video footage and newspaper clips. No one had any reason to disparage Trump. He wasn’t running for office. In fact, he appeared to be running for Hugh Hefner’s replacement as playboy extraordinaire, if his many, many appearances with shock jock Howard Stern were any indication.
Trump talking to Howard Stern
In yet another interview in 1993 with Howard Stern, Trump seems to believe dating women is like avoiding land mines in Vietnam . No, Donald, that isn’t sexist at all. [Insert eye roll here, please]
“You know, if you’re young, and in this era, and if you have any guilt about not having gone to Vietnam, we have our own Vietnam — it’s called the dating game. Dating is like being in Vietnam. You’re the equivalent of a soldier going over to Vietnam.” click here for full article,
Certainly you heard the creepy and somewhat pervy story below, I’m sure…
But that wasn’t the only time he told little girls they would be lucky to date him when they got a little older.
In a December 1992 wire brief in the Chicago Tribune, Trump is described as having spotted a youth choir singing Christmas carols at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. He asked two girls how old they were. When they said they were 14, Trump, then 46, replied, “Wow! Just think — in a couple of years, I’ll be dating you.” from the LA Times, for full article, click here
And he was taking long looks of close-ups of Lindsay Lohan’s chest (then just 18 years old, so, barely legal)
and then, of course, we have the now infamous Pussy Grab video. You know, the one where Donald just admits to sexual assault as if it is a condition of masculinity. How dare all these women come forward to corroborate Trump’s own story about himself?
And then there is also Trump laughingly admitting and accepting that he is a sexual predator, like that is an awesome thing – with his daughter and son at his side. Because, yes, that is completely normal.
So, this is the man who wants to be President of the United States of America. Right? A man who, even if all his talk was locker room banter, did not (under the absolute best of circumstances) have the discretion or functional, social capability to keep it in the locker room. Instead, he’s spewing it out to what appears as every media outlet he could possibly find. That is the best case, absolutely most positive and generous outlook on this.
However, given the numerous women who have come forward to validate Trump’s own claims, and given his notorious history, isn’t it just more likely that Trump is exactly what he said he is?
Reality is that, from his pompous and exaggerated claims of achievement and net worth, to projecting his faults on others or rationalizing his deviant actions by the actions of others, to his childish, fitful, raging tantrums which would make any two year old seriously proud, Trump shows he is truly nothing more than a spoiled child, used to getting his way because his Daddy is rich, so that makes him rich and more important than anyone else. He’s a guy who did not receive adequate spankings or time outs as a child, so he grew up to believe he can have and is entitled to anything he wants. He has a long history of viewing women as a commodity. He even said they are used up by thirty-five.
Make no mistake, Trump’s actions towards women has nothing to do with real attraction or a healthy but overactive libido. His actions are about entitlement and possession. He is an abusive man who would be serving in a prison had he not been born wealthy. Then again, had he not been born wealthy, he may have learned something about humility and couldn’t be The Donald at all.
But that is speculation, because we don’t know what drives abusers to believe they are entitled to hurt others or own others. They come in many forms and from all walks of life and every social class. It could be that they are just predators, a throw back in evolution with a deep need to dominate. I just hope we do not validate this behavior and throw justice for victims of sexual and domestic assault in the garbage by electing a Donald Trump, Predator-in-Chief.
We are One Woman, One World.
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