Donald Trump has a long history of offensively ridiculous claims but today he may have spewed his worst yet. Our sexual predator president, the man who bragged about assaulting women and who has been accused by numerous women of rape and sexual assault, took to Twitter and claimed that he has “done more for WOMEN than just about any President in history.”
The tweet is especially ludicrous when you review Trump’s far-right legislative record and see that it is largely devoid of any bills that directly help women. Conversely, President Obama’s first piece of legislation signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to file lawsuits over unequal pay. Trump has no comparable accomplishments.
It’s unclear who exactly Trump’s message is geared towards beyond the most gullible of MAGAheads. Even if you don’t believe the credible assault and rape allegations for some reason, Trump has a public record of belittling, objectifying, and terrorizing women. This is the same misogynist who has regularly referred to women as “pigs” and “dogs.” No reasonable person could look at him and see a champion of women.
Trump proposing to build a statue in honor of women is a bad joke that does nothing to alleviate all the suffering he has inflicted on women over the years. If he really wanted to honor women he’d shift his draconian positions on reproductive rights and endorse a woman’s right to choose. Of course, the odds of him doing that are less than zero because he has a reactionary voting base to pander to. So instead he’s giving lip service to women’s issues in the hopes that it’ll earn him a few more votes in November. He’s mistaken.
…Congress should send me H.R.473 ASAP and make this happen! It will INSPIRE all women to continue being bold and brave in achieving their DREAMS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
Twitter users quickly swarmed the president’s tweet, with responses ranging from understandable and justified outrage to brutal mockery. One thing was clear: nobody is buying Trump’s claim.
You bragged being a sexual predator.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 14, 2020
Dude, you’re a sexual predator who put an accused sexual predator on our nation’s highest court of law in hopes that he will cast the fifth vote to erode our reproductive freedom and in turn economic opportunity.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) August 14, 2020
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) August 14, 2020
You should stop being so demeaning to women in public, and stop sexually assaulting women in private.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) August 14, 2020
Trump doesn't even try to keeps his lies within the realm of possibilities. Trump has done NOTHING for women apart from subject them to his sexist attitudes & behavior. Trump's insecurity is such that women, especially intelligent & strong women, terrify him!
— MURRAY (@murray_nyc) August 14, 2020
loving this message of concern for your hospitalized brother Robert, mister president sir, I don't understand why everyone is calling you an unfeeling ghoul. so unfair
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 14, 2020
President “grab them by the” says what?
— Chris B (@ChrisBEsq) August 14, 2020
Speaking on behalf of most women… you're full of shit.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) August 14, 2020
Indeed – here’s that time when Trump directed his Vic President in 2017 to discuss changes to women’s maternity care, getting advice from a room full of experts. pic.twitter.com/hMqrbSZ2Y9
— pwthm11 (@pwtham11) August 14, 2020
Please explain to us mere European mortals how anyone can (still) support this man after watching this and the overall mess he is making?
What is the appeal?
Who are the people who support him?
We want to understand…we really do.
— Hubert Linssen (@HubertLinssen1) August 14, 2020
We don’t need a statue to be inspired, we need equal pay and to be given opportunities to be in executive positions. That’d be swell.
— Jentucky Fried Chicken (@TheEstrojen) August 14, 2020
Will you still call them nasty if they are bold and brave in achieving their dreams? Kamala Harris is bold and brave and look at how you treat her. Same with Elizabeth Warren.
— BClark (@bclarksandiego) August 14, 2020
We already have a statue of an inspiring woman. Her name is Liberty, and she is going to crush you under her heel on November 3.
— LolaInSF (@LolaInSF1) August 14, 2020
Ummm, name one thing you have done for women besides treat them with disrespect and as objects for your pleasure. I’ll wait…
— Maryann (6 feet) Maturo (@MaryannMaturo) August 14, 2020
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