Donald Trump Thinks Women Are Too Stupid To Vote
2:05 pm, August 16th | by Amy Tennery
I say this after the mogul and erstwhile pseudo-contender for the GOP candidacy dropped a fascinating gem about women voters while talking with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren yesterday. When discussing why Obama polls better among women voters, Trump suggested it’s because women don’t know any better.
Here’s an excerpt from Newsmax:
“[Obama's] somebody who will say some very nasty things. He is a person that is not the nice person that some people think, and his popularity rating — while high — I think if people knew the facts, the rating would actually be extremely low. Maybe [women] don’t know him. Maybe they don’t get what is going on.”
Trump backed up his claim about Obama mostly by pointing to something “nasty” that Joe Biden said — because they’re basically the same person in his self-tanner addled brain. (And, by the way, Obama is nasty? Thanks for the update, kettle.)
But let’s stop parsing through the logic. Let’s go straight to the heart of Trump’s statement: He legitimately thinks any woman who disagrees with him does so because she’s too stupid to know any better. He thinks women are uniformly uninformed, stricken with mental vertigo, staggering toward the voting booth with no sense of person or place. Why are most women favoring Obama? Probably because they’ve decided they like Obama more. Maybe that’ll stay the same — and maybe that will change. Who knows. At least we weren’t stupid enough to support Trump’s laundry list of “nasty” campaign stunts.