It’s hard to narrow down who exactly is the most dim-witted Trump surrogate currently clogging the airways with misinformation and nonsense, but Scottie Nell Hughes has got to be up there.
During a panel discussion with CNN about the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominee of a major party in American history, Hughes managed to find the one thing she could complain about. Be warned, it is very, very stupid.
During Clinton’s post-nomination message, she spoke directly to the little girls who may be watching:
If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say: I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.
The meaning was clear: For centuries, one job that has been closed off for woman was that of President of the United States. Clinton is poised to shatter that “glass ceiling” – and other girls can grow up knowing that a woman can be president.
Hughes took a different view: By telling girls that they can someday be president, her poor son is going to think that men can’t.
Hillary Clinton, when she was in that room of girls, said if you’re a daughter or if you’re a girl you could be president too. This would have been an excellent opportunity to say, ‘You know what, whether you are a boy or a girl, both of you, my job will be to make sure it’s equally an option for both of you.’”
“That’s the problem. We’ve continued to say we want equality, we want equal but we then tear down one group and tried to build up another. That’s what I heard last night.
The rest of the panel was visibly stunned. Carol Costello asked in disbelief, “So was Hillary Clinton tearing down men?
“I think she was,” Hughes insisted. “What about my son? Does my son from what she said — your daughter can become one as well — I immediately tell what about making it equal so both of them have the opportunity? Why is it that she’s going to sit there and put favor on one?”
On Twitter she expressed similar outrage:
Dear Hillary- What about my son?
— Scottie Nell Hughes (@scottienhughes) July 27, 2016
Hughes son, of course, could fall back on the other 44 examples. The unending chain of men who came before Clinton. But Hughes son most likely understood what his mom refused to: When Clinton tells girls that they can one day be president, it’s about pulling them up, not tearing anyone down. She didn’t mention boys because boys don’t need to be told that they can be president, they know they can.
Watch the sad attempt to attack Hillary Clinton below via Raw Story:
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