Serial sexual predator and accused rapist President Donald Trump is notorious for his unabashed creepiness towards women, even in the most public of settings.
But it still sends shudders down one’s spine to see him addressing the nation and feel the urge to take a moment to tell Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) how good she looks, as he did this morning during the absolutely psychotic speech he gave in the East Room of the White House.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 6, 2020
While the generous reading of this is that he was simply impressed with her defense of him during his trial and was “killing” his critics with her arguements, it is extremely hard to do so when consider just what kind of a man Donald Trump is.
There’s just something so blood-curdling about the way he says she “looks good” and chooses to use the phrase “that mouth,” knowing that he is a man with an irrepressible sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies and objectifies women as sexual vessels existing solely for his pleasure.
Trump’s numerous sex assault accusations include wandering into the dressing rooms of changing teenage beauty pageant contestants, fondling the breasts of a strange woman seated next to him on an airplane, trying to kiss a woman in an elevator at Trump Tower during the workday and attempting to rape a PEOPLE magazine reporter while his pregnant wife was upstairs.
His inability to control himself and his utter contempt for women’s personal boundaries are beyond deplorable but are sadly far too familiar traits among old white conservative men; the fact that he still won the election despite his widely-publicized history of sexual predation is a damning indictment of American society as a whole.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.