I am so angry at the remarks Trump made in Pennsylvania about women. It’s been a slow burn in the pit of my stomach, but it could be ignited into a full flame at a moment’s notice.
His disrespect for women was on full display in front of this Pennsylvania crowd. Disrespect? What am I saying? Why I am so polite? He disdains women, despises the idea that they have a place in government. Deplores that women have a voice at all.
“We have to defeat Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, a very low I.Q. individual,” Trump said. “You ever see her? You ever seen her? You ever see her? ‘We will impeach him! We will impeach the president!’ But he hasn’t done anything wrong. It doesn’t matter, we will impeach him! She’s a low I.Q. individual. You can’t help it. She really is.”
“But you have Maxine Waters, and you have plenty of others, and I mean Nancy Pelosi, you can’t have that,” Trump said.
In going after the Democratic leadership, he doesn’t go after Chuck Schumer He goes after Nancy Pelosi — a woman. “I mean Nancy Pelosi, you can’t have that?” Why can’t you have that? What does he mean?
I didn’t like that but it’s what he said about Maxine Waters that has my blood boiling. You know it was racist. Don’t try to deny it. He thought he could get in a racist dig about African Americans, and win over his audience. “She’s a low I.Q. individual.” Wink, wink! “We’ll put them down because we know we whites are so much smarter!” Blech!
Waters, herself, says his remarks are racist. He’d attacked her similarly at the annual Gridiron Club annual dinner. “I certainly expected him to come out with some racist remarks about me. So he did exactly what I expected him do…”, she told MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
How dare he!!! I’m so appalled he thinks he can make derogatory remarks heard around the world about my fellow Americans and get away with it. Don’t forget he got his dig in at Gary Cohn, using the dogwhistle “Globalist”, the alt right term for a Jew.
Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania speech that included anti-women sentiment was given two days after International Women’s Day, in the middle of Women’s History Month. I don’t think it was by accident. Trump may seem to shoot from the hip (NRA not withstanding) but I believe his statements are planned and thought out.
We can see that with the firing of Rex Tillerson via Twitter. Tillerson, who has a lot to answer for in his dismantling and mismanagement of the State Department, nevertheless has the right to be treated with respect by the president he served. The Secretary of State handled himself with dignity today when he made his remarks, although he was vibrating with emotion. Trump, in the same Pennsylvania speech, mocked a dignified President who would act with decorum.
That’s Trump’s mindset about the Presidency. I shudder to conjure up his thoughts about our democracy.