the political season of silliness

Nose is not toes

Donald Trump has publicly lashed out after he was banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists over controversial comments he made about Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
In an interview with CNN on Friday, the GOP frontrunner appeared to imply that Kelly ‘unfairly’ grilled him about his history of insulting women during a televised debate because she was menstruating.
He remarked that there ‘was blood coming out of her… wherever’, sparking outrage and causing RedState’s Erick Erickson to boot him off the line-up of the high-profile event in Georgia.
On Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to hit back at his critics, writing: ‘So many “politically correct” fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!’
In a later post on Saturday morning, the 2016 presidential candidate added that his remarks about Kelly were not made in reference to her menstrual cycle – but to the host’s nose

Yes, people sometimes run aground and accidentally bump up against sexist / racist / offensive / demeaning tropes and sayings.  And sometimes they don’t.  And there are instances when they don’t, but it can be brought back to some context to doesn’t reflect the person as a whole.  Then there’s this case.  Which is… entertaining, I guess?

“You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals,’ ” Kelly said.
Trump cut her off with his index finger in the air, quipping it was “only Rosie O’Donnell.” When the crowd’s roar settled
Because the Donald Trump partisans in the crowd really really have strong opinions about Rosie O’Donnell?
, Kelly continued.

“Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice it would be a ‘pretty picture’ to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? And how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the ‘war on women’?”

The one thing you can kind of give Trump here is that he knows apologizing is useless, politically.  It won’t win him any converts.  And so… the schtick continues.  So you contort the line… “No.  I mean the nose.  Blood coming out of the nose!”  Because, really… blood could be coming out of anywhere in a figurative sense.  A Presidential debate with really high ratings, as everyone wants to see “what Trump will say”…  and I overhear a conversation from some apoliticals on how “Trump looked good, but that’s what he does” — I’m pretty sure in the “entertainment” sense, and not boosting his presidential ambitions, but who knows?

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