Political pundits and analysts think presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump might actually do well in largely white suburbs that were previously Democratic. However, a former government official — and current Hillary Clinton booster — sees an inroad for Democrats: ugly women.
Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, Philadelphia mayor and DNC chairman, stuck his foot directly in his mouth while speaking to The Washington Post as a part of an article about Trump’s popularity in suburbia.
“Will he have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure,” said Rendell. “For every one he'll lose one and a half, two Republican women. Trump's comments like, ‘You can't be a 10 if you're flat-chested,’ that'll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally.”
Can we all agree that Ed Rendell should never open his mouth again ever please? pic.twitter.com/AtHg6AjyKh— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 18, 2016
Oh, the irony.
The 72-year-old Democrat believes unattractive women will rebel against Trump because obviously, a woman’s physical attractiveness also dictates her political believes, right? His tone-deaf comment puts him in the exact same category as the billionaire business mogul, whose sexist attitude and tendency to insult women frequently sparks outrage.
The misogynistic remark does not only affect Rendell’s own political career, it certainly does not do any favors to the Clinton campaign either. In fact, as Mother Jones reports, the Democratic presidential hopeful will likely stay as far away as possible from Rendell’s idiocy.
Ed Rendell, ladies and gentlemen, demonstrating that they are all Spartacus Trump. https://t.co/6OcHP2Ng6o— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2016
We’ll Win Because We Will Have the ‘Ugly Women’ Vote.— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) May 18, 2016
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell pic.twitter.com/F9XF9ydwsV
Ed Rendell says Trump's chances are not good with women because "There are probably more ugly women than attractive ones". #WellAlrightThen— Rocky Mountain Mike (@RockyMntnMike) May 18, 2016
Following the outrage over his statement, the former governor was quick to offer up an apology.
“What I said was incredibly stupid and insensitive,” Rendell said. “When I read it in the article I said, ‘Did I say that?’ It was just dumb and stupid and insensitive and if I offended anybody, I apologize sincerely. What I was trying to say is we all have those sort of self image qualms or questions about ourselves and by attacking someone’s looks, he was attacking an awful lot of people and that’s the point I was trying to make, but I sure picked a lousy way to say it.”
Rendell has said other things off the cuff that raise eyes. This is the same man who called America “a nation of wussies” while discussing a postponed NFL game back in 2011.