If Donald Trump can win the Electoral College after openly admitting to using his wealth to break the law by sexually assaulting women, then white males with money and power can also do whatever they want. People don’t have to like that phrasing or assertion, but the reality is that by not condemning Donald Trump through not voting for him, millions of Americans normalized what people have been fighting against for decades.
Unfortunately, the acceptance of the objectification of women seems to be something that Donald Trump has not only ushered in, but is proud of. From his assertion that he’d date Ivanka if she wasn’t his daughter, to his insistence on reducing professional women to sexual beings, Donald Trump has no shame about his gross disregard for the right women have to be respected.
Every time GOP politicians and alt-right “news” sources fail to hold Trump accountable via real consequences, they endorse, support, and otherwise encourage the lascivious, lewd, disrespectful, and generally unacceptable treatment of women by males. It’s that manner of endorsement that explains the slew of Fox News and Republican politicians who have recently been outed as abusers.
For the aforementioned reasons, it’s no surprise that yet another Fox News staffer has been called to the carpet for his disrespect towards women. Fox News host Eric Bolling has been officially suspended pending further investigation into claims that he sent inappropriate text messages to female co-workers over the last few years.
The Paul Weiss Law Firm is conducting the inquiry into the claim and a spokesperson for Fox says Bolling’s suspension is:
‘. . .pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.’
Ironically, it looks like Bolling may not have been suspended, had HuffPost not reported that Bolling sent photos to two colleagues. The messages were allegedly sent years ago, and have not been verified.
Naturally, Bolling’s attorney, Michael J. Bowe, adamantly denies the allegations. He argued:
‘The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair. We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.’
In case you’re not familiar with Bolling’s work, his recent interview with Donald Trump, may be viewed below:
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