During the last presidential debate, you probably noticed Trump wandering around the stage and lurking ominously behind Hillary Clinton when she attempted to answer questions from an audience of undecided voters.
While this behavior resulted in some of the most fantastic memes this election has ever seen …
… Trump felt the need to defend his looming debate presence by assuring everyone that he was definitely NOT staring at Secretary Clinton’s ass.
Which makes sense, honestly, because OH WAIT, NO IT DOESN’T.
During a speech in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump asserted that he couldn’t have possibly invaded Clinton’s space, as he found her to be subpar in the badonk-a-donk department.
“Standing at my podium, and she walks in front of me, right? She walks in front of me, you know? And when she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn’t impressed.”
“But she walks in front of me and she takes a question and she walks back,” he continued. “And that was the end of that, no problem. Then she said the next day I ‘invaded her space.’ Give me a break.”
The implication being, of course, that Trump couldn’t POSSIBLY be leering over a woman he wasn’t sexually interested in, particularly if her ass was so below his standards. (Never mind the bizarre assumption that such a misogynist observation has any place in a political race.)
These words sound remarkably similar to the phrases uttered during Trump’s response about the women who have come forward and accused him of sexual assault. Of one accuser, Trump asserted that her claims were baseless, since “she would not be my first choice, believe me.”
When a People Magazine reporter wrote a story which revealed that Trump sexually assaulted her during a visit to Mar-a-Lago , Trump asked his supporters to “Look at her … And you tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”
All of these remarks have one thing in common: they aim to discredit and belittle accusers by calling their apparent “value” as women (i.e., their physical appearance) into question. Unfortunately, there is an obviously gaping hole in such Trump logic — namely, that calling someone “ugly” doesn’t mean you didn’t grope them.
While such glib insults might earn some titters from his audience, the amusement may be short-lived. The most recent projected electoral map proves that, while Trump may be marginalizing and screwing over women, female voters are returning the favor by screwing him right back.