Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail hasn’t helped him necessarily win over key demographics. His comments about building a wall around Mexico and telling the African-American community “it can’t get any worse,” are just a few examples of his missteps. But some of Trump’s most damaging rhetoric has been directed towards women.
After Hillary Clinton brought up former Miss Universe Alicia Machado during the first presidential debate, the floodgates opened. While Machado made the media rounds defending her name, Trump doubled down and continued to say disparaging remarks about her. And this is not the first time he has hurled derogatory remarks at women. He belittled Machado in front of the press and made her work out in front of them. And he has continued to say awful things about women for decades.
Hillary Clinton released an attack ad highlighting the past comments Trump has made towards women. But he doesn’t seem to be taking the direness of the comments too seriously. In an interview with NBC KSNV-Las Vegas, anchor Jim Snyder asked him whether he understood the severity of these comments and how they can be hurtful to girls struggling with issues. Trump merely said his comments were for “entertainment” purposes: “A lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment, there’s nobody that has more respect for women than I do.”
When asked if he is trying to tone down this rhetoric, he responded, “It’s not a question of trying, it’s very easy.” So Trump can stop making these comments whenever he likes, but his early morning tweet barrages say otherwise.
(Via NBC KSNV-Las Vegas)