Last night during the debate, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had the audacity to actually stand up to Donald Trump and call him out for his misogyny, asking him:
“You’ve called women you don’t like, ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ slobs, and disgusting animals. … It was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell. Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?”
Trump dismissed the question, saying he only called Rosie O’Donnell those names (he was lying). Kelly didn’t let it go, bringing up the time that Trump said to a woman on national television, “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees.”
Trump didn’t flinch.
“I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t either.”
Trump got rousing applause from the audience, because f*ck you, sexist right-wing zealots.
The viewers at home, many of whom were likely watching for the circus and not for the insights, may not have been as taken with Trump’s answer. Those of us on the sane side of the spectrum would also like to believe that Kelly’s questions may have brought some attention to the fact that Trump is not only a racist, but a sexist, as well.
Not that any of this is news to us.
Clearly, Kelly’s line of questioning got under Trump’s skin, so he did what any limp prick with the brain of an addled toddler would do when he is dead to rights on the facts: He attacked the credibility of the woman asking the questions. And he didn’t do it just once. Or even twice. He’s spent the last eight hours on Twitter attacking Megyn Kelly and retweeting the attacks of others, because the motherfucker can’t stand on his own platform, so he has to rip into anyone that might question his credibility, his credentials, his character, or his worth as a goddamn human being.
Spoiler alert: He has zero worth.
Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
The only thing that Donald Trump has done here is to strengthen his position with the 11 percent of white, male American assholes who are his base, while alienating everyone else with a shred of common goddamn decency.
Listen, people: Trump may be a fucking joke, but he wields influence with an ugly, bigoted part of America that doesn’t find anything wrong with calling Mexican immigrants rapists or telling a woman that she’s “disgusting” for breastfeeding in public. I think it’s time that the rest of us take Megyn Kelly’s lead here, because the only way to take down a serious candidate is to ask him serious questions, force him to take serious positions, and allow the rest of the country to seriously see him for what he is: A serious monster who may not win the election, but who has the power to inflame an insidious segment of our society.