One wonders how historians will eventually treat our current presidential race. On countless occasions, political junkies have wondered if the time was right to consider Donald Trump the true GOP frontrunner for the White House. After Saturday evening’s South Carolina victory, it’s again become clear that this is no longer a trivial matter. It’s time to buckle down and consider what life under President Trump would be like. Checking out how he treats his family may provide some insight.
We’ve already seen how Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, respects her dad, although he’s made some skeevy remarks about her. In September 2015, he told Rolling Stone, “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father…” Obviously, this is a joke, but it doesn’t sit well with folks, especially after the internet revisited a 1996 photo of Ivanka stroking her father’s chin (as they sat atop some concrete parrots getting randy). Still, Ivanka believes Donald’s a “champion” of women. Ivanka has also delivered plenty of speeches on his behalf.
Who haven’t we heard from during this campaign? Donald’s Slovenian-born wife, Melania. Many folks see her as a mysterious figure, shrouded within gold-plated decor, but Melania must be a tolerant woman. The world doesn’t know much about Melania (aside from her modelling career), but Trump speaks of her on occasion. He once told Howard Stern (via Buzzfeed) that Melania doesn’t poop, so she’s his ideal woman because Trump can’t fathom women having bodily functions. After all, he once tore apart Hillary Clinton’s bathroom break and labelled breastfeeding women as “disgusting.”