The Gender Election
Donald Trump is an equal opportunity offender. (You can’t forget the demeaning epithets like “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco.”)
Now that his trash talk is aimed squarely at Hillary Clinton—- “Crooked Hillary” to him, critics say there’s an undercurrent of misogyny when he regularly uses words like “unhinged” to describe Clinton, a former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.
It’s not the first time he’s gotten into trouble with women: remember his “blood coming out of whatever” comment about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly or saying there “must be some punishment” for women who have abortions?
Yesterday, Trump urged gun rights supporters to take matters into their own hands if Clinton is elected.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo. “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”
The reaction from fans and foes alike was swift, with some describing it as a veiled death threat and others saying that if an ordinary citizen said such stuff, the Secret Service would haul them in for questioning.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass) focused on the gender role in his remarks:
Regardless of your political leanings, this kind of incendiary talk is taking our culture to a new low. What must happen to restore dignity and decorum to our political process? Share your one idea here.