In the wake of Trump’s vulgar, recorded audio comments about women, a multitude of female voters are understandably livid with the so-called “politician.” Even his own kids seem to be kind of disgusted by him.
Trump’s daughter, Tiffany (whose mother is Marla Maples), approached her father following last night’s second presidential debate. Naturally, she assumed a photo op was involved — but that didn’t mean she wanted any lip-action from her dad, and she deftly avoided his paternal smooch.
She awarded him with a conciliatory arm pat instead, essentially saying “I like you as a friend, Dad.”
(It should also be noted that Tiffany is essentially the black sheep of Trump’s brood, and her father has often avoided talking about her and apparently didn’t even want her mother to go through with the pregnancy.)
Everyone recovered fairly gracefully from this awkward social gaffe, but the symbolism is far too potent (and cosmically hilarious) to ignore. Donald Trump is no stranger to offering unsolicited and non-consensual kisses to beautiful women, even if those women are his own flesh and blood.
To be fair to The Donald, he is certainly not the first politician to dole out unwanted kisses. Such a distinction extends across all party lines!
John Kerry gave his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, a weirdly-intense kiss on the cheek following a victory rally in 2004.
And who could forget Ted Cruz getting snubbed by his own 7-year-old daughter, Christine, when he attempted to hug and kiss her? Christine even tried to flick him in the face before Cruz decided to go in for the (unsuccessful) smooch.
Politicians everywhere: nobody wants to kiss you. I’m sorry to have to tell you this way, but you need to keep your lips to yourselves.