Another demonstration from the Party of Family Values. I just love the GOP in 2023. While members of the House are attempting to bring the United States government to a grinding halt, their standard bearer, one Donald J. Trump, quadruply indicted, already twice impeached, is running to run the government he tried to overthrow when he ran it before, while running from the law. Here he is in a rally signing shirts — while they’re being worn — by a cute young blond, in any event.
What do you notice in this video? pic.twitter.com/A2pdjAbiDC
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) September 21, 2023
You notice how he goes out of his way to get the young gal’s attention. Then he raises his hands as if to say, “Behold! I, MAGA gawd am here! I appear before you!”
Oh yes, his left hand definitely made contact before it was pulled away. His instinct was to touch/grab. And he did.
— Jinxmom2003 (@jinxmom) September 21, 2023
Trump must have been thrilled. This probably reminded him of the good old days with Jeffrey Epstein.
And you recall Trump’s comments about and treatment of women in the past, including those in his own family.
“She had blood coming out of her eyes. Or blood coming out of her wherever,” Trump said of Kelly Friday night on CNN, a day after she noted at the Republican debate that Trump has called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” (Trump has since said “wherever” was code for Kelly’s “nose.”)
Not only does Trump behave toward women in degrading ways, he is proud to do so.
Trump “boasts about having poured a whole bottle of wine down Marie Brenner’s back after she wrote a story on him that he hated,” New York magazine reported in 1992.
“Well, it wasn’t a bottle, actually—it was a glass,” Brenner told The Daily Beast on Saturday. “I didn’t even notice it was happening, because like everything with Donald, it was a stealth maneuver. It came from behind.”
In 1990, Brenner profiled Trump and then-wife Ivana for Vanity Fair, brutally detailing the dissolution of their marriage.
“How can you say you love us? You don’t love us! You don’t even love yourself. You just love your money,” 12-year-old Donald Jr. told his father, according to Brenner’s profile.
If this is actually what Junior said, then I begin to understand a lot about why he is where he is in his 40’s, getting loaded and selling conservative coffee on a podcast he broadcasts from his basement. His cousin Mary said he never became his own person, and I’m simply wondering if what he said about his father isn’t exactly how he feels about himself as well.
Trump’s history of misogyny is not limited to Kelly, Brenner, and Ivana. For decades, he has degraded and objectified women, from Rosie O’Donnell to his own daughter, Ivanka.
Trump even admitted this was his M.O.
“You have to treat ’em like shit,” Trump told friend Philip Johnson, according to New York.
“You’d make a good mafioso,” Johnson replied.
“One of the greatest,” The Donald assured him.
Maybe the GOP was talking about Mafia Family Values. That actually makes a lot of sense, given the way that we see them all behaving. Marge Greene even mentioned “the five families” the other day.