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Trump Misses The Point In Fiorina Non-Apology

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | September 17, 2015 | Comments ()

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | September 17, 2015 |


Pinata model Donald Trump has created a campaign from attacking “PC Culture” and shooting off his mouth with no apologies. He’s racist. He’s sexist. He’s classist. And his supporters aren’t bothered one bit, because they’re so enamored by a candidate who doesn’t bother to be diplomatic, saying what he really thinks no matter how offended the world might get. Personally, that kind of resolute impulsiveness is the last thing I want in a president, but different strokes and all that.

Last night at the second Republican debate, Trump’s big mouth finally failed him when he was confronted by Carly Fiorina, the only female in the conservative contenders and one of the many women the presidential hopeless has publicly insulted.

To recap briefly, Trump said to Rolling Stone of Fiorina, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” He later insisted he was not actually talking about her face, despite using the word “face” twice. He was really talking about the former Hewlett-Packard executive’s “persona.”

So, last night when Fiorina and Trump were on the same stage, she was asked to respond to his “persona” backpedalling, and what she thinks about his persona. With a smile, Fiorina replied, “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,” earning cheers and applause.

But even though it’s a question to Fiorina, Trump heard his name and was sure to barrel in—not with an apology for reducing this fellow contender to her looks but to say, “I think she’s got a beautiful face and I think she’s a beautiful woman.”

Donald. For fuck’s sakes. You may know beauty pageants, but that’s not what this contest is. The point is that Fiorina’s looks shouldn’t be an issue at all, just as they aren’t with male candidates in political showdowns. Whether you find her bangable or not has no bearing on whether she’s fit for the presidency. But you managed to duck another apology. So, while political pundits are saying that Fiorina flat-on won the debate, you at least managed that small victory.

Congratulations, you bloated troll.

H/T The Guardian

Kristy Puchko is ready for all of this Trump shit to end.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.


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