Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump’s campaign continued the misogyny this week while most were gearing up for the holidays — declaring that women just want to burn their bras, get equal pay, be treated as men, and then act like “little girls” when they face criticism.
Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, who seems to have turned against her own gender for cash, took to CNN on Wednesday to bash women.
“What you have on Hillary Clinton’s side are a bunch of people, including women — liberal women — who want to run around talking about the war on women,” Pierson said Wednesday night on CNN. “They want to burn their bras and complain about equal pay and being treated as men, and the second they get criticized for anything they start acting like 9-year-old little girls.”
The comments were in response to criticism that Trump received after calling Clinton using the restroom “disgusting,” and saying she got “schlonged,” when she lost to Barack Obama in 2008.
“You know, no one really complained in 2011 when he used the exact same word to describe a woman winning an election cycle,” Pierson said in Trump’s defense. “It was a congressional race, actually, and so all of a sudden it’s horrible.”
Pierson wasn’t done yet though, she also set her sights on speaking about Bill Clinton’s adultery during his time in the White House, which has seemingly been universally decided should be off-limits thus far in the race.
“But Hillary Clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry toward women when she has a serious problem in her husband,” Pierson added, referring to former President Bill Clinton’s affair.
On Tuesday, Clinton had snapped back at Trump, telling The Des Moines Register that the GOP front runner’s comments about her were not the first time he has “demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”
She explained that she deplores “the tone of his campaign, the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people and his going after groups of people with hateful, incendiary rhetoric.”
In response, Pierson added during her interview on CNN that, “what’s interesting about this, this notion of being bullied is, I mean, I can think of quite a few women that have been bullied by Hillary Clinton to hide her husband’s misogynist, sexist secrets.”
“Hillary’s was going to try to run this wave on being a woman and it’s failing,” Pierson added, which is not necessarily false — as more women have opted to donate to Senator Bernie Sanders than to the former first lady. Unfortunately, coupled with all the other vulgar and ridiculous statements she made during the interview, her point became pretty moot.
“So let’s be serious,” she added. “Let’s talk policy. Let’s talk policy instead of going around trying to call somebody sexist, racist or misogynist.”
While spending more time talking about issues sounds great — and is what we should be doing — it is a little hard to focus with Trump running around spewing hate all over the place. The things he is saying are serious issues, and must be addressed.
Perhaps she should sit down with Trump and reevaluate the campaign’s statements (and her career), if she wants America to stick to talking about policy.
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