Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have served as a United States senator and the secretary of state, but she is unqualified to become the next commander-in-chief because the prospect of a woman leading the country is just intolerable — at least that is what Donald Trump thinks.
During a rally in Selma, North Carolina, the Republican presidential nominee responded to the chants of “Lock her up!” by suggesting how Clinton being an effective president is a preposterous idea.
“When I look at these great admirals and these great generals and these great medal of honor recipients behind me — to think of her being their boss? I don’t think so,” Trump scoffed. “And you know, they’re incredible patriots. They would never say anything. But I know what they’re thinking.”
While Trump seems unaware that not all men hold the same sexist and misogynistic values as he does, his incredulity at the prospect of a woman leading the U.S. military is a subtle reminder that Clinton’s gender plays a pivotal role in this election.
Men have long doubted a female politician’s ability to deal with matters of national security. However, considering how little (read: none) political experience Trump has, it is safe to say that Clinton, at least, knows more than throwing a 3 a.m. Twitter tantrum.
“She shouldn’t even be allowed to run,” the media mogul told his cheering supporter as he attacked his opponent’s integrity and blamed her for the crisis in the Middle East.
Moreover, the five-time draft dodger also compared the bravery shown by veterans to his own bravery, which is different, but you know, it’s still bravery by Trump’s standards.
“They’re so much braver than me. I wouldn’t have done what they did,” the White House hopeful exclaimed, deviating from scripted remarks before adding in, “I’m brave in other ways. I’m financially brave.”
Is it supposed to be the same thing? Well, OK then.