Comedian Bill Maher exposed Donald Trump’s manhood (or lack thereof) in a scorching critique of the newly appointed presidential nominee’s victory speech in Indiana on Tuesday. Trump told supporters that his likely opponent in November, Hillary Clinton, would not have been able to legitimately earn enough votes had she not been able to play the “woman’s card.”
Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card,” Trump said in a news conference at Trump Tower. “And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.
Shockingly *sarcasm* Trump doubled down on Thursday’s edition of NBC’s Today Show:
Frankly, all I’m doing is bringing out the obvious,” Trump said.
Without the woman’s card, Hillary would not even be a viable person who could even run for a city council position.
Today co-host Savannah Guthrie asked Trump if he understood why women might consider this “kind of a demeaning comment.”
“For you to say, ‘If she were not a woman she would be getting 5 percent’ [of the vote] suggests the only thing she has going for her is that she’s a woman — not that she was a former senator, a former secretary of state and a lawyer,” Guthrie said.
“No, I find it to be a true comment,” Trump shot back.
You can watch the full interview here.
Maher lights Trump up.
Trump’s sexist comment directed at a woman who’s likely to be the first female general election presidential candidate in American history on the same week as Mother’s Day didn’t sit well with Maher, who unloaded both barrels at the GOP nominee:
Donald Trump, who says that if Hillary Clinton was a man she wouldn’t get five percent of the vote,” Maher said. “And if Trump was a man, he’d stop whining like a little bitch.
Any cringe-inducing line they ever said about a secretary on ‘Mad Men’ is true about Donald Trump,” he continued. “Yet he’s the one with the penis. And we know that because if you make fun of it, he’ll be up all night tweeting about how great it is.
Maher then started to get a bit mean, “I sure hope this “Man” gets elected so the world respects us again. And I mean this in no way to disparage virginas, but what a p**sy.
The comedian concluded, “So never forget Lady Trump, that hillary clinton was born a woman, but you chose to live your life as a, say it with me won’t you? Whiney little bitch. Which is why if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee I’ll be voting for the only one who has balls.
The Eyeroll seen across the internet.
Trump’s sexist comment about women was so cringe-worthy, even the wife of AWOL New Jersy Governor Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie, had to roll her eyes in the background while Trump made a fool of himself.
Clinton fires back.
For her part Clinton turned Trump’s attack into an opportunity to solidify her support among women, possibly even pulling a few female Republican voters, like Mary Christie, who had a similar reaction. During a campaign event in Philidelphia, Hillary Clinton responded directly to Trump’s “Woman’s Card” comment:
Now, the other day Mr. Trump accused me of playing the quote, woman card,” Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday. “Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.
Okay, Clinton’s response wasn’t exactly the same caliber of a stinging verbal slam you’d hear from someone like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, but it was mild, dignified, and presidential. Although, some worry that Clinton’s mildness could work against her in a general election against Trump, but that’s a different issue.
Trump’s insult of Hillary Clinton was indeed an insult to every American woman who ever strived for equal footing in a country in which they had to fight for every inch of their respect and dignity in the face of overt sexism.
Tuesday night was the moment Donald Trump won his party’s nomination. It should have been the moment where he turned his so-called “presidential” switch on like his campaign has promised he’d do for the past couple of months now. But instead, Trump reminded everyone of just what they would have in store for four years should America lose it’s mind or fall asleep on November 6th.
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