Donald Trump hurled some personal invective at Carly Fiorina yesterday:
The GOP front-runner added to his ever-expanding laundry list of questionable comments aimed at women with a knock at Carly Fiorina’s physical appearance made during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump reportedly bellowed while watching his Republican presidential rival on the news. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
In the face of criticism, Trump backtracked- sort of:
But asked Thursday on Fox News whether he was talking about Fiorina’s physical appearance, Trump insisted he wasn’t: “No,” he said, he was speaking about “the persona, the persona.”
“I say that about a lot of people,” he said. “I say look at that. Look at that — how does that — that’s not our president. That’s not going to be our president!”
“Probably I did say something like that about Carly,” Trump added, but “I’m talking about persona. I’m not talking about looks.”
Trump has a history of real nastiness with women. He alluded to Megyn Kelly menstruating:
“She gets out and starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump told Lemon. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
While I am tempted to smirk at the O’Donnell insults, it’s still not fitting of a President. It reminds me of Obama calling Sarah Palin a pig. I’ll have more to say about that soon.
Trump doesn’t simply respond to his opposition in a political manner, he goes ad hominem in a big way.
I don’t like it. It’s not classy. It’s not dignified. It is Trump.
John Nolte says Trump fights like a leftist. He does. Specifically, he fights like Obama. Dirty. That could have been useful channeled properly, but not when he attacks a cancer survivor’s physical appearance- a fellow Republican yet.