Following the Twitter spat between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and his opponent Ted Cruz about their wives, Trump only made matters worse by taking his sexism a step further.
It all started because Trump mistakenly thought Cruz’s campaign released an ad slut-shaming his wife, Melania.
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As it turns out, an anti-Trump Super PAC was responsible for the ad, but Trump had already stuck his foot in his mouth by threatening to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi, in retaliation.
He added more fuel to the fire by retweeting a meme posted by one of his supporters which included a split image of an unflattering photo of Heidi and a glamour shot of Melania with the words “No Need To ‘Spill The Beans,’ The Images Are Worth A Thousand Words.”
The first issue with this degrading meme is the fact that it implies that the physical appearances of the two women are their most important attributes. The second issue is that Trump will play so dirty and entertain their wives being used as props.
While Trump may not be responsible for creating the ignorant image, he is to blame for entertaining it.
Trump’s degrading attitude toward women just gets more despicable by the day. What’s even more disturbing is that despite his antics, he actually thinks he will be “really good for women” should he become president.
Trump’s sexual innuendo and constant objectification of women was highlighted last week when another anti-Trump Super PAC called “Our Principles” released an ad featuring women reading some of his most sexist and offensive comments about women.
His past comments include: “A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10” and “That must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”
One of Trump’s most tactless remarks — which is not recited in the video — is when he said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was “schlonged” by President Barack Obama when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to him in 2008.
The fact that Trump continuously attacks women in this disgusting manner is clear evidence that these are not comments he just makes because he thinks it’s funny or he wants to incite rage — he actually believes the terrible things that come out of his mouth. In order to be “really good” for women, he would need to first learn how to respect them.
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