Donald Trump has rekindled his feud with Rosie O’Donnell after defending his schoolyard bully remarks about the comedian. Hillary brought up his history of misogynistic remarks saying:
Well, one thing Lester, is you know, he tried to switch from looks to stamina but this is a man who is called women pigs, slobs, and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers.
Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it said in entertainment, some of it said to somebody who’s been very vicious to me – Rosie O’Donnell. I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.
Some of it’s said in entertainment? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Sexist, awful remarks are supposed to be excused because they were said in “entertainment”? I think not.
Funny, anytime Trump is challenged by a woman (in entertainment or otherwise) he immediately insults her looks and womanhood. Why do you think that is? Perhaps because the only value Donald Trump finds in a woman is in her sex appeal. This just plays into the idea that a woman’s place is to please a man and if Trump deems your looks “unfit” to please – you’re worthless to him. He has done it time and time again, with Rosie O’Donnell, with Megyn Kelly, with Hillary Clinton, with women who have worked for him. Hell, he even speaks of his own daughter’s sex appeal, proving that he sees his version of a woman’s value in his own children.
Yes, that is a disgusting worldview and one that should not be considered acceptable for a presidential candidate (ever) but especially in 2016. Women in the United States need to take note of this and then really kick him where it hurts – in the ballot box on November 8.
Well, Rosie wasn’t about to keep silent. She struck back almost immediately with a new nickname and the original video that prompted Trump’s initial outrage. He was obviously highly offended by her comments nearly a decade ago.
Will he take the bait?
— Rosie (@Rosie) September 27, 2016
I’m still flabbergasted that we have a presidential candidate that defends his childish taunts during an actual presidential debate. WTF America? How can we possibly be here? Clearly, I’m not the only person still sitting here in shock.
Wait… did Trump whine about Rosie O'Donnell there at the end? Does he know where he is? Am I in the ninth circle of Hell?
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 27, 2016
Sometimes you have step back and reflect on Rosie O'Donnell & Howard Stern coming up in a presidential debate in two thousand and sixteen
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) September 27, 2016
Can I just mention that the subject of whether or not Rosie O'Donnell deserved criticism, was part of a presidential debate?
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 27, 2016
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