Anyone who’s slept through a few decades would be forgiven for assuming that Larry Flynt adores the profane tendencies of Donald Trump. However, those who witnessed the yuugest Supreme court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, realize that Flynt sides foremost with protectors of free speech. As we saw with Trump’s recent promise to “open up” libel laws, the GOP frontrunner doesn’t dig free speech unless it involves his own words. Also, Flynt was not impressed when Trump arrived unprepared for Megyn Kelly at the last Fox News debate and chose to defend his wang instead of discussing policy. Flynt later wrote an open letter to Trump with a battle cry: “Your bragging about your penis size is as fraudulent as Trump University.”
Flynt won’t forgive this madness, which is amazing coming from the purveyor of Hustler, but hey, this election is nuts. Bernie Sanders may be taming nature while capturing the Washington and Alaska caucuses this weekend, but he’s not bringing the controversy like the Republicans and Hillary Clinton do. Poor Ted Cruz is fending off a tabloid scandal involving five alleged mistresses, and Trump never stops tweeting insults. The whole election is causing cable news meltdowns galore, but surprisingly, Flynt does not dislike Trump the most. He’s speaking out against Cruz even more in this interview with The Beast:
“I see a different outcome in this than most people. Despite Hilary’s problems I think she’ll beat Trump or Cruz, either one. I think the Republican Party can’t recover from this. Trump has offended about every group he can except white men. The only difference between Trump and Cruz is Trump just says all this crap but Cruz believes it — and that’s what makes him so dangerous.”
Flynt goes on to compare Trump to Mussolini for their common ability to zero in on “the low-hanging fruit.” In doing so, Flynt openly insults Trump voters’ intelligence (though we’ll skip the precise quote), and he’s really interested in discussing how penis size can predict ability to govern:
“I definitely think there’s a lot of truth there. Not necessarily in relation to a man’s fingers, but the kind of cars he drives and the kind of buildings he builds, it all has to do with trying to compensate maybe for a lack of manhood. Trump’s probably got a three-inch d*ck.”
Little Marco Rubio worked some ego damage to Trump with the “small hands” joke, and now Flynt is here to enjoy the mess. However, the smut peddler’s Cruz sentiments are not new to him. In February, Flynt talked to Larry King about this “clown car” election and his distaste for Cruz.