Following his embarrassing menstruation comments about Megyn Kelly (if you want the full context of the Trump/Fox breakup, read Vox's explainer here), very classy combover enthusiast Donald Trump went on a charm offensive today, calling in to multiple Sunday morning talk shows including Meet The Press, This Week, Face The Nation, and CNN's "State Of The Union." And he was very on point, refusing to apologize for the comments, refusing to acknowledge his mistakes, and refusing to show even a modicum of human decency.
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— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 9, 2015
"When you’re negative on women’s health, you can forget about it," Trump told CNN with typical aplomb. "I’m the exact opposite. I cherish women. I want to help women. I’m going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do, and it’s very important to me."
Trump has certainly always given equal treatment to women, in that he has treated them equally as garbage. During last Thursday's debate, Kelly asked Trump about his disparaging comments about women's looks, noting, "you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals." Trump has, of course, deflected such criticisms with some anti-PC bullshit talking points, but in case you're not familiar with the lengths Trump has gone to belittle women, The Washington Post and the Daily News both have exhaustive looks at all the women Trump has publicly bashed.
As for the menstruation comments, at least Trump gave a few inadvertently revealing answers: "Who would say that?" Trump said to CNN. "Do you think I'd make a statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about that."
In addition to being a sick person, Trump also inadvertently labelled himself as a "deviant:" "I didn’t even finish the thought,” he said of his comment during another appearance. "I was going to say nose and/or ears because that’s a very common statement…it’s a statement showing anger. Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. You almost have to be sick to put that together."
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When Meet The Press host Chuck Todd held Trump's feet to the fire about his tendency to disparage women based on their looks, it led to this hilarious response:
When I’m attacked, I fight back, but I was attacked viciously by those women. Of course it’s very hard for them to attack me on looks, because I’m so good looking. But I was attacked very viciously by those women. And frankly, again, we get back to the words political correctness. Am I allowed to defend myself? What they said about me is far worse than what I said about them.”
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Some of the other Republican presidential candidates have commented on Trump's verbal diarrhea, with Rand Paul calling his comments "vulgar" and Carly Fiorina saying, "I don't think you get things done by insulting everyone...I think you cannot have a president who is thin-skinned."
And yet, despite his campaign teetering on the edge of destruction, Trump remains in the lead according to the latest post-debate polls.
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