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More Proof: Trump Is Scared Of Strong Women

June 30, 2017

More Proof: Trump Is Scared Of Strong Women
On Thursday, for some unknown reason, the president of the United States began attacking a couple of cable news hosts on Twitter. The rants have been personal rather than political, particularly aimed at the physical appearance and intellect of MSNBC commentator Mika Brzezinski.

Ms. Brzezinski returned to MSBNC Friday morning, commenting “I’m fine. My family brought me up really tough. This is absolutely nothing — for me, personally. But I am very concerned as to what this once again reveals about the President of the United States. It’s strange.”

“I was like, this has to be a joke,” added her co-host Joe Scarborough. “The President of the United States, as bad as he’s been in the past, he really hasn’t gone over the cliff. And then, unfortunately, we learned what we’ve always learned; and that is that he, for some reason, takes things so much more personally with women. He’s so much more vicious with women.” “For some reason, he always goes after Mika, and it’s always personal with Mika. He attacks women because he fears women.”

In a Washington Post op-ed on Friday, Brzezinski and Scarborough addressed Donald Trump’s “continued mistreatment of women”:

“It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women. From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children. We were heartened to hear a number of Republican lawmakers call out Mr. Trump for his offensive words and can only hope that the women who are closest to him [i.e. Ivanka and Melania] will follow their examples. It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim the mantle of women’s empowerment while allowing a family member to continue such abusive conduct.”

— “Donald Trump is not well,” Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, Washington Post

In case you forgot, First Lady Melania Trump has campaigned against cyberbullying.


“Trump loves attacking women’s looks. And America rewards him for it,” Arwa Mahdawi, The Guardian


“White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump,” Tara Palmeri, Politico


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Paul Ryan, the GOP’s Bad Parent

August 12, 2016

Paul Ryan, the GOP's Bad Parent

Congressman Paul Ryan (R, WI-1) is Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, highest-ranking Republican and the party’s Big Daddy. He has not withdrawn his endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, despite having denounced Trump’s statements about once a week.

” … every time I hear Ryan on another Trump misdeed, I hear my bad-day self talking to my kids.

What? You’ve hit your sister again? You know you’re not supposed to do that. Do that again and you won’t get any bedtime stories! Seriously!

Another fib? Really, haven’t I told you that’s no good? No more of that, sweetie, or this time there really will be consequences!

Ryan can yammer on all he wants. At this point, it’s utterly meaningless and only counts as one more voice in a chorus of Trump enablement.”

—  “Like an ineffective parent, Paul Ryan is just enabling Trump,” Danielle Allen, Washington Post Op Ed


“I used to think Trump was an 11-year-old, an undeveloped school-yard bully. I was off by about 10 years. His needs are more primitive, an infantile hunger for approval and praise, a craving that can never be satisfied. He lives in a cocoon of solipsism where the world outside himself has value – indeed exists – only insofar as it sustains and inflates him.”

— Charles Krauthammer, Philadelphia Inquirer


“Pataki: Trump ‘the ultimate spoiled rich kid,'” Mark Hensch, The Hill

“Trump’s Temperament: Temper-Bent,” NotionsCapital


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