All of Donald Trump’s favorite pickup strategies — meeting porn stars at golf tournaments, asking to be spanked with magazines sporting his pug-ugly mug, calling women who turn him down fat slobs, grabbing unsuspecting women by their privates — are pretty much worthless in a political context. So the guy is flailing.
That was on full display this morning as Trump announced he will pardon legendary women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony — who is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.
It was so unexpected coming from him (let’s be serious, he didn’t think of it; I’d be surprised if he knew who she was), that women at the event literally laughed at his announcement.
Oh, wait, he’s serious! Pig-man is pardoning Susan B. Anthony! ***Applause, applause***
So of course Trump — amply demonstrating the discipline, shrewdness, and political chops that got him where he is — stayed on message, attacking Michelle Obama over the speech she gave on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
At an event aimed at highlighting the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote, President Donald Trump disparaged the country's most admired woman, Michelle Obama as “over her head” after she delivered a scathing, direct-to-camera speech criticizing him at the Democratic National Convention Monday.
“Well she's in over her head, and frankly, she should've made the speech live, which she didn't do,” he said Tuesday when asked his reaction to Obama's remarks, calling her speech “extremely divisive” before quickly pivoting to talk about drug pricing.
Obama has frequently topped the list of the nation's most admired women and left office with a 69% favorability rating.
Now there’s the Donald Trump I know.
Not sure how this will play among the “suburban housewives” he needs to bring back into the fold before November, but I’m guessing the response will be chilly at best.
Donald Trump has a big problem with women — particularly suburban women. So tearing into one of the most popular women in the country — indeed, in the world — during an event honoring women’s suffrage seems, well, a bit off-message.
Let’s hope he keeps it up. I won’t be happy until the only women left in his camp are Ivanka, Melania, and Diamond and/or Silk.
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