Female politicians, writers and actors have faced his verbal mistreat, but the sex allegations cause the greatest disquiet
Donald Trumps apology for the latest in a cord of controversial notes about women came as no surprise to the political strategist and fellow Republican Ana Navarro. He is not fit to be the president, he is not fit to be the Republican nominee, he is not fit to be called a male, Navarro said on CNN. How many times does he get away with saying something misogynistic before we call him a misogynist? How many times does he get away with saying something sexist before we acknowledge that he is a sexist? It is time to condemn the man.
Navarro was not the only one to point to Trumps long record of seemingly misogynistic notes, and while the campaign tried to regain its footing this weekend, spectators revisited some of his most appalling outbursts: fatten pigs, slobs and disgusting animals.
Having said in the 1990 s that it did not is important that the media said about him as long as youve got a young and beautiful piece of ass, Trumps attitude appears to have remained unchanged during his bid for the Oval Office. Take, for instance, his attacks on the Fox News fix Megyn Kelly, who grilled him over previous accusations of sexism. Trump called her a bimbo who was incapable of objectivity when there was blood coming out of her whatever – widely interpreted as a thinly veiled including references to her menstrual cycle.
Other biological processes of women to have offended Trump include the need to take a bathroom smash – Clinton was labelled disgusting for doing so during a Democratic debate – and breastfeeding a baby – opposing advocate Elizabeth Beck was also disgusting for requesting a shatter to breastfeed her three-month-old daughter during a 2011 hearing over a failed Florida real estate project in which Trump was involved.
Trump are frequently targeted Arianna Huffington, the editor and co-founder of the Huffington Post, as being unattractive both inside and out. When the New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of his bankruptcy, he transported her a photocopy of her own section with her photo clique and the appearance of a pup! written across it. More recently, when his campaign director, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with artillery for yanking Michelle Fields limb as she tried to ask questions, Trump was quick to accuse the reporter of changing her story.
He has also retained a merciless verbal campaign against comedian Rosie ODonnell. In 2006, during an appearing on Entertainment Tonight, Trump said she was disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, shes a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, Id fire Rosie. Id seem her right in that fatten, ugly appearance of hers and say, Rosie, youre shot. Were all a little chubby but Rosies just worse than most of us.
The verbal assault did not be brought to an end, as he continued to attack her personal life and offend the LGBT community at the same period: Rosy-cheekeds a person whos very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or Ill send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend. Why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice? he said.
Of Angelina Jolie, Trump said: I do understand glamour, and shes not. Of the breakup of actor Anna Hathaways marriage to Rafaella Follierei following his financial and legal bothers, he said: So when he had spate of money, she liked him. But then after that , not as good, right? And after the vocalist Chers criticism of Mitt Romney, he promised not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didnt piece.
Nor have Trumps fellow politicians and their marriages been spared from the line of ardour. He wanted to know whether anyone would vote for Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard boss and his Republican campaigner rival, stating: Seem at that appearance Can you be thought that, the appearance of our next president?
There was a major fallout after he reviled the appearing of Heidi Cruz, business partners at Goldman Sachs bank and the spouse of his leading opponent Ted, by re-tweeting a backers split-screen image featuring an unflattering picture of Heidi next to a shot of Trumps wife, Melania, a former representation, from a GQ magazine photoshoot in 2000. A photo is worth a thousand words, the post said.
On policy issues, Trump was forced into a quick retreat after advocating some sort of punishment for women who had abortions if the methods used became illegal. He previously supported the pro-choice vestibule, but he has since said he believes individual states should be granted the right to ban these best practices, except in situations of rape, incest or when the status of women life is at stake.
Verbal gaffes aside, perhaps what many fear most is the more serious allegations about Trumps conduct towards women. Jill Harth, a woman at the centre of sexual assault allegations against the billionaire, spoke for the first time in July about her personal experience with him. The makeup artist has accused Trump in a lawsuit of cornering and groping her in his daughters bedroom. She told the Guardian that she accepted by her accusations, which her advocates described in the lawsuit as attempted rape.
Shortly after Trump announced his bid for president it become apparent that his first spouse, Ivana, had alleged in evidence during their divorce that he had raped her in 1989. When the allegation resurfaced in the Daily Beast, a advocate and aide to Trump told a reporter that the application was moot because you cannot rape your spouse. In a statement issued through Trumps advocates, Ivana later said she did not want rape to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.