Donald Trump's Morning Tweets were Unintentionally Hilarious -- and Full of Sh*t

Donald Trump’s Morning Tweets were Unintentionally Hilarious — and Full of Sh*t

Trump’s Attempt To Celebrate International Women’s Day Falls Flat In The Face Of His History of MisoGyny

The organizers of the historic Women’s March are using International Women’s Day as a vehicle for social action today. Calling for “A Day Without Women“, the group is urging women to refrain from labor and commerce while wearing red to show solidarity.  The President, on the other hand, is honoring women the same way he honors himself: with a tweetstorm. Donald Trump kicked off his morning with the following:

Taken at face value, the statements seem like they could have come from any modern-era president. They’re inoffensive, nonpartisan, carefully crafted words of praise likely to be approved by a communications department. However, Trump has quite the well-documented history that completely negates the sentiment.

His sordid history of sexism speaks for itself…

  • His feud with Megyn Kelly.  Yes, we all know that the president wages war with the press more often than most people brush their teeth. Trump’s public battle with then-FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, however, took a more personal — and ruthless — tone. After he disagreed with her line of questioning in a debate, he told CNN’s Don Lemon:

    “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

    He went on to blame the aftermath of the comments on “‘politically correct’ fools“.

RELATED: Trump Whines That Media Doesn’t Report Lies He Tweets From FOX News

  • Miss Piggy. During the first presidential debate in September, Hillary Clinton first made mention of how Trump verbally abused former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. Mother Jones reported at the time

    Clinton blasted Trump for how he had treated Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe pageant in 1996, representing Venezuela. (Trump owned the Miss Universe pageant from 1996 until 2015.) “One of the worst things he’s said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” Clinton said. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she’s Latina.” Trump criticized Machado for gaining weight and invited the media to watch her exercise.

  • “Look at that face!” The race for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination had one female: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Rolling Stone sat down with Trump during the campaign in September of 2015. His reaction when Fox News discussed Fiorina?

    When the anchor throws to Carly Fiorina for her reaction to Trump’s momentum, Trump’s expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”   

  • Breast Feeding Is “Disgusting”.  Breastfeeding in public has become more socially acceptable over the past two decades. And with good reason: it’s the most natural biological function humans provide for their children.  Unfortunately, some people are still stuck in a time warp when it comes to a mother’s right. Even more unfortunately, one of those people is the President of the United States. According to The Daily Mail:

    Donald Trump once told a lawyer she was ‘disgusting’ and demanded a deposition continue after she asked for a court break to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter. Trump was testifying in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project when Elizabeth Beck, pulling out the pump and said a medical break was urgent. The Republican presidential candidate does not dispute that he told Beck ‘you‘re disgusting’ before walking out of the room. 

  • Lady Or A Tramp? During his run as executive producer of The Apprentice, Trump pitched an idea in 2007 for what now sounds like the most misogynistic reality television show of the 21st Century. Variety described it at the time as:

    “Lady or a Tramp,” a reality-competition series in which girls in love with the party life will be sent to a charm school where they will receive a stern course on debutante manners. Trump will exec produce the show and possibly come on air to evaluate contestants’ progress, insiders said.

    “We are all sick and tired of the glamorization of these out-of-control young women, so I have taken it upon myself to do something about it,” Trump said. “I am creating a real-life version of ‘My Fair Lady’ with my company Trump Productions. This show is all about getting a second chance and transforming for the better; the idea is genius and the show will be huge.”

  • Grab them by the pussy.  Dismissed as “locker room talk“, who can ever forget the recording of Donald Trump openly endorsing sexual assault that surfaced last October?

“Your girl’s hot as shit, in the purple,” says  (Billy) Bush, who’s now a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.

“Whoa!” Trump says. “Whoa!”

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s.

“Grab them by the pussy,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

Happy International Women’s Day, President Trump

This is just a small sample of the documented “tremendous respect” the 45th President of the United States has for women. The paper trail goes back into the early 1980s. The aforementioned incidents are merely is “greatest hits”.  Judging by his twitter history, facts don’t matter. Yet on a day where the world stops to honor the contributions of women to the global society, we reflect on just exactly how the so-called “Leader of the Free World” feels about those women and those contributions.

Speaking as an American male, I could never claim that I have never said something that could be considered sexist, vulgar or inappropriate about the opposite sex. If I did, it would be a lie. But I’m also not sixteen anymore. I, like many other men who proudly stand alongside women in the fight for full equality and agency, grew up. I stopped this type of juvenile behavior somewhere between Trump’s fourth and fifth bankruptcies.

Why didn’t he?

Featured image by Nosha on flickr and Donald J Trump on twitter. 

Ed Hanratty is a Reverb Press contributor and freelance political journalist. A lifelong New Jerseyan, he prides himself on having just enough Garden State sarcasm and skepticism to keep his bleeding heart in check. Keep up with Ed’s work and random ramblings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below…but not Snapchat — that’s where he’s decided to draw the social media line. (For Now)

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