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Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who's hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.
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- On the Iraq war, he claims he was against it from the start (in reality it was after the war had started) and he claimed it would destabilize the Middle East.
- On North Korea, he wants to leverage China to solve the North Korean situation:
- On Iran, he is willing to "police" the Iran nuclear deal as hard as possible, but not "tear it up" as others have stated.
- On Russia, he is already making friends with Putin while his GOP competition states they would punch Putin in the nose.
- On Syria, he wants to see Russia take care of ISIS while his GOP competition wants to carpet bomb the entire region.
From a more cynical/world view position one could argue that WW3 has already started. Just look at the middle east. We see ISIL/ISIS/IS/Daesh/whatev
So yeah, I don't think WW3 will erupt if Trump is elected. I think it already has, we just haven't realised yet. We have a real life battle of the 5 armies.
Trump is a joke, and the world knows it. He's treating the presidential election like it's literally a game of popularity. He only says what they want to hear. The democratic process in the US is pretty much a game of popularity, but it was always a battle of government policy. It was about the people considering the political reforms and policies of the next government, about how they would do things differently. It was about weighing in the intelligence and character of the next president. The prior presidental debates were professional. Trump has made it personal.
His proposals are laughable. His ideas are painfully simplistic. The real scary thing though, is that Trump is the physical representation of the sociological backwardness of the US. His polls say so. The only way he has made it so far is because they support him, they actually believe in him. This doesn't mean Donald Trump is incompetent, his family is admirable.
But to put this into perspective, the UK is currently debating on a petition of 573,000 signatures to ban Trump from entering the UK. I read that a couple days ago.
If Trump becomes president, he could start WW3. But that will only be because of a reaction from another country. This goes to show, we really shouldn't let a man like Donald Trump become President of the United States of America.
Even the president of the United States has restraints as to what he can and cannot order.
More than once, in history, people and groups have circumvented that, as Bush/Cheney and fabricated CIA reports, aided by Cheney insiders in the NSA, allowed the attack on Iraq for non existent WMD.
But it is an exception, difficult to do, even more difficult to repeat.
The probability of Trump winning, regardless of the media reporting, media owned and controlled by the One Percent, is somewhere between slim and none.
Republicans are approximately 26% of Americans.
Trump draws a substantial number of that, 38% (?).
You do the math.
The One Percent agenda of dumbing down America, as successful as it has been cannot overcome that math, without external intervention as in 2000.
I seriously doubt it can happen, in 2016, but also be assured, the One Percent, have no intention of retiring.
Their goal (Murdock, Koch, brothers etc) is to destroy and replace the democracy with an oligarchy.
Were that to happen it would only be temporary, like the monarchy of France in the late 18th century.
And the result in America in the 21st century, will be the same as the result in France in the late 1700's.
Hilary is going to win, whether that is good or not, well... we will see.
And to "IF": No, it will not erupt even if he would win. Total wars are history and no matter the idion in charge, US won't start war with anyone who could fight back. Not to mention, people of US do not vote for president, electoral college does, and they can vote however they like, no matter what people wish...
From a more rational perspective, Trump is a consummate negotiator by virtue of his success. Say what you will about the man, he seems to always get his way when negotiating with people, institutions, corporations and entire industries. I would much prefer his negotiating skills sitting across from the Iranians, Cubans, Syrians and Russians to what we have had over the past 6 and half years.
No, there will be not be a WWIII if Trump becomes President.
With that said, I think the world is smart enough to ignore a meglomaniac when they see or should I say hear, one. A lot of leaders say stupid things, and the world will just have to tolerate one more nut, I mean, they already do, they'l just have to work a little harder tuning him out..
2) The poorly intentioned thought given form was echoed for various reasons across social media platforms.
As far as I know though Reagan did not go round making statements like Trump and as to whether that is any guide as to how he will perform as President I cannot say. He may not even believe what he is espousing it maybe just to get the votes of a certain section of the US population who want something different from the Obama years.
Lets wait and see what happens.
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's Syria plan would start World War Three: Wednesday morning US election briefing
"You're not fighting Syria any more, you're fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk," he said.
"Assad is secondary, to me, to ISIS."
"How she is going to go back and negotiate with this man who she has made to be so evil," if she wins the presidency, he said.
On another day of combative campaigning in Florida, the Republican nominee also promised to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as he is elected.
"It's killing our businesses. It's killing our small businesses. And it's killing individuals," he said at a rally in Tallahassee.
Repeating his Brexit theme he said: "There's gonna be a lot of Brexit happening in about two weeks."
"Mr Tough Guy!" Mr Trump teased. "You know when he's Mr Tough Guy? When he's standing behind a microphone by himself!"
Mrs Clinton, who was also campaigning in Florida, a key swing state, warned her supporters against complacency despite her massive lead in almost all opinion polls.
"I hope you will come out and vote because it's going to be a close election. Pay no attention to the polls. Don't forget, don't get complacent, because we've got to turn people out," she said.
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Telegraph investigation: Donald Trump campaigner boasted of 'suppressing' African American and 'suburban mum' votersSupporters of Donald Trump are engaging in a "voter suppression" strategy under which pro-Clinton "African Americans and suburban mums" are being persuaded not to vote, a campaigner told undercover Telegraph reporters.
A senior figure involved in funding efforts to support the billionaire’s campaign against Hillary Clinton boasted of how activists had adopted a scheme to “try to drop her turn-out two or three points” in key areas of the country.
Sir Richard Branson: Trump is 'vindictive'The British businessman has given an interview to CNN in which he calls Mr Trump "dangerous" and "unforgiving".
Recalling a lunch he had with the nominee many years ago, Sir Richard said all Mr Trump talked about were five people who had apparently refused to offer him financial help and how he was going to "spend the rest of his life destroying those five people".
"One day it'd be wonderful to have an entrepreneur running the White House – but not this entrepreneur," he said.
Sir Richard said it was the first time in his life he was speaking out in such a way.
Jay Z to rally voters for ClintonIt was announced yesterday that Jay Z will return to the stage to rally voters for Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Ohio.
Jay Z, one of the Democrat nominee's A-list supporters, will perform a free show on November 4 in Cleveland.
The rapper and husband of Beyonce performed in Ohio to support President Barack Obama during the 2012 election when he tinkered with his hit "99 Problems" to throw in a reference to Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Prominent musicians have rallied behind Clinton in her quest to be the first woman president, notably pop superstar Katy Perry who has described herself as Clinton's "number one fan".
"General Powell said at a meeting of the Long Island Association that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton," his assistant Peggy Cifrino told AFP.
In a June email that was hacked and published last month, Mr Powell had called Mr Trump an "international pariah" and a "national disgrace".
In an another stinging indictment of the brash Republican billionaire, in an August email Mr Powell blasted as "racist" the so-called birther movement propelled by Mr Trump that falsely claims President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Donald Trump Is a Pig
More than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company, Ms. Leeds said, she sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before. About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her. According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. “He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”Rachel Crooks says yes:
Ms. Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist at Bayrock Group, a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower in Manhattan, when she encountered Mr. Trump outside an elevator in the building one morning in 2005....They shook hands, but Mr. Trump would not let go, she said. Instead, he began kissing her cheeks. Then, she said, he “kissed me directly on the mouth.”Several contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA contest say yes:
“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA....Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.”Kamie Crawford says yes:
Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington 2013, says yes:
In a Facebook post this year, Searles called Trump a "misogynist" who "treated us like cattle" and "lined up so he could get a closer look at his property."...Searles added in a comment on her initial post's thread, "He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."Mindy McGillivray says yes:
McGillivray, 36, said she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago. She said she never reported it to authorities. But her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, vividly remembers when McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, "Donald just grabbed my ass!"Tasha Dixon says yes:
He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked....Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant. There’s no one to complain to. Everyone there works for him.There's more, but you get the idea. The floodgates have opened.
Kellyanne Conway Acknowledges Donald Trump’s Dip in Polls: ‘We Are Behind’
Trump’s campaign manager also walked back his threats to sue women accusing him of sexual assault.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledged the Republican nominee’s latest dip in the polls.
“We are behind,” Conway said on Meet the Press.
Trump has fallen behind rival Hillary Clinton, who is up by double digits in some recent polls. Trump’s dip comes largely from disapproval of his treatment of women and his refusal to say whether he will accept the results of the election.
Conway said the shortfall in polls is due to Clinton’s other advantages over Trump.
“She has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her,” she said. “The current president and first lady, vice president—all more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”
Conway also walked back Trump’s threats from Saturday, when he said he would sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Multiple women over the last month have alleged Trump inappropriately touched or kissed them without consent in events spanning decades. Trump has repeatedly denied the claims.
“He’s just, I think, putting people on notice, that they can’t just falsely accuse them,” Conway said. “He has said, ‘None of this has happened, they’re all fabrications and lies.’”
This article originally appeared on TIME.com
Is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ahead in the polls?Mrs Clinton hopes that her strong showing in last night's final TV debate will consolidate her significant lead in the polls.
Mr Trump is already making allegations that the election is "riggged" after dramatically losing ground in the US presidential race in recent weeks.
Support for the Republican billionaire has collapsed after a series of sexual assault allegations - all of which he has strenuously denied.
Mrs Clinton has 12 point lead over her rival, with 53 per cent support to his 41 per cent, according to a poll published by Monmouth on Monday October 17.
The latest poll average from Real Clear Politics puts the former First Lady at 48.6 per cent support, compared to 42.1 per cent for Mr Trump on Wednesday October 19.
The poll average from Real Clear Politics put the former First Lady at 48.1% and Mr Trump at 44.3% on Sunday October 2.
Prior to the debate, Mr Trump had surged ahead of Mrs Clinton to take the lead in a a four-way Bloomberg poll.
The nationwide poll put Mr Trump at 43% and Mrs Clinton at 41% when third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein were included.
Another poll in California, from USC Dornsife/LA Times, found Mr Trump had 46.5% support among voters, well above 42.9% for Mrs Clinton, as of Tuesday October 4.
What do the polls mean?The latest polls suggest that the TV debates have boosted Mrs Clinton's campaign after she lost momentum amid conspiracy theories over her health.
A strong performance in the clashes coincided with widespread condemnation of Mr Trump's recently unearthed lewd comments about women.
Mr Trump had been leading the polls since his rival's strange collapsed at a 9/11 memorial service and the subsequent revelation that she had pneumonia.
He had benefited from the focus on her illness because he has long claimed that she does not have the "stamina" to lead America.
The bombings in New York and New Jersey also increased support for the Republican candidate thanks to his tough stance on security.
But in a press conference Friday with attorney Gloria Allred at her side, Zervos became the latest in more than a dozen women who have described unwanted touching or assault at the hands of the Republican presidential candidate.
In 2007, Zervos said she asked for lunch with Trump to discuss employment opportunities. Instead, she met Trump at his office, where she said he told her "he would love to have me work for him," and kissed her on the lips twice. "This made me feel very nervous and embarrassed," Zervos said. "This is not what I wanted or expected."
Trump eventually agreed to have dinner, Zervos said, and the two talked business. Zervos said she was later offered a job at a Trump golf course for half of what she had told Trump she was seeking. Zervos said she called Trump to say "that I felt I was being penalized for not sleeping with him. Mr. Trump said he was golfing and could not discuss this at that time."
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NBC News has not independently verified the allegations, and has reached out the Trump campaign for a response to Zervos's account.
Trump has denied all of the accusations thus far. At a rally Friday, Trump said of the women who have come forward so far, "Some are doing it for probably a little fame, they get some free fame, it's a total set-up. Now, suddenly after many, many years, phony accusers come out less than a month before one of the most important elections in the history of our country."
"That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I've conducted my life," Trump said. "In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California."
Allred said that Zervos had "not intended to come forward" until the release of a recently unearthed Access Hollywood outtake of Trump bragging about how being famous means you could do anything to women, even "grab them by the pussy." "After hearing Mr. Trump on it, she decided it was her duty to speak out," she said. Allred said she had spoken to two individuals who confirmed Zervos had told them about her experience.
In April 2016, Zervos said in her Friday statement, she emailed Trump to tell him, in her words, "I have been incredibly hurt by our previous interaction." She said she received no reply.
Related: Clinton Widens Battleground Map Lead After Tape Scandal, Debate
On Friday evening, the Trump campaign released a statement from a California man purporting to be Zervos' first cousin in which he said he was "shocked and bewildered" by her accusations.
"Ever since she was on 'The Apprentice' she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump," John Barry said in the statement. Barry accused Zervos of making the claims up because she "wishes she could still be on reality TV, and in an effort to get that back she's saying all of these negative things about Mr. Trump."
At the press conference Friday, Allred said, "Many more women have contacted me" with allegations against Trump. "Will they be coming forward? I can't answer that question at this time. They won't be coming forward today."
Also Friday, the Washington Post reported on an account by Kristin Anderson, who said she was at a New York City club in the 1990s when Trump without any prior contact reached under her skirt and underwear to grope her vagina. Trump's campaign has denied the allegation.
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Trump paraphrased the letter Saturday as an attestation that "what she said is a lie, that she was a huge fan of Donald Trump, that she invited Donald Trump to her restaurant to have dinner — which by the way, I didn't go to … but these allegations have been, so many of them, already proven false."
Trump's campaign had also provided an apparent witness interview to the New York Post regarding a claim by Jessica Leeds that Trump groped her on an airplane.
Of Leeds, who Trump one day earlier disparaged on the basis of her looks, the GOP nominee called her "crazy" and suggested that no woman would allow themselves to be touched for 15 minutes on a plane.
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"How about this: after 15 minutes, we don't know each other, after 15 minutes she said well that was too much and I decided — 15 minutes! With the ladies in this place, it would be one second, then it would be smack," Trump said, making a slapping motion with his hand.
"It's a crazy world we live in," he said.
Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who's hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.
To include them all might have broken the internet, but we'll keep updating the list as more emerge. Promise.
1990: When he belittled his wifeIn an interview with Vanity Fair, while he was still married to Ivana, Trump said:
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”
1991: When he called women ‘beautiful pieces of ass’Back when George HW Bush was US President, Trump spoke to Esquire magazine about the media: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [they] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
He is currently married to 45-year old former supermodel Melania.
1997: When he said all women are gold diggersFrom seminal tome Trump: The Art of the Comeback on prenuptial agreements:
“There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”
2004: When he said he was irresistible to womenBack in 2004, Trump told the Daily News: "All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."
2005: When he told a woman she’d ‘make a great wife’According to one woman who appeared on the show, Trump told her: “I bet you make a great wife."
The comment never aired on TV. Can’t imagine why - standard job interview stuff, right?
March 7, 2006: When he cracked an incest gagAccording to ABC News, Trump said: “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
A spokesman later said it was a "joke".
2006: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell - part oneIt’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Trump and comedian O’Donnell. Perhaps his most notorious rant against her came on American TV show Entertainment Tonight in 2006, when he said: “Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'
"We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness - Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out."
He also made a jibe at her love life and managed to offend the LGBT community at the same time: "Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?"
2007: When he compared women to architectureThis appears in his bible of business wisdom Trump 101: The Way to Success:
"Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see."
At least our beauty isn’t superficial, eh ladies?
2007: When he called Angelina ‘not beautiful’On Larry King’s CNN show, Trump addressed Jolie’s falling out with her father Jon Voight, saying:
“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not."
June 2007: When he pitched ‘Lady or a Tramp?’Yes, really. This was reported to be a reality show, in which ‘"out of control" party girls were sent to charm school to learn some manners. Because, God forbid a woman should be anything but demure.
Tragically, it was never made.
2008: When he called Anne Hathaway a gold diggerWhen the actress's marriage broke up, following her husband Raffello Follieri’s financial and legal troubles, Trump told Access Hollywood:
"So when he had plenty of money, she liked him. But then after that, not as good, right?
2009: ‘The Trump rule’Beauty queen Carrie Prejean wrote about the ‘Trump rule’ in her book, referring to the Miss USA pageant, of which Trump was co-owner. She claimed that the billionaire had the girls parade in front of him so he could separate those he found attractive from those he didn’t.
She wrote: “Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [he] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began . . . it was as though we had been stripped bare.”
November, 2010: When he asked men to rate womenAccording to a report in the New York Post, former female contestants on the show complained that Trump consistently objectified women.
Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy claimed: “So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestant - discussing the female contestants' looks - who he found to be hot.
“He asked the men to rate the women - he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who’s the most beautiful on the women’s team?’"
Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: “I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around.”
2011: When he called breastfeeding 'disgusting’Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter.
Trump and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that the Republican presidential candidate "does not dispute", he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was "disgusting".
2011: When he called a female journalist a ‘dog’After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump’s bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and "the face of a dog!" scrawled across it.
April 3, 2012: When he joked about his penisIn 2012, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova was kicked out of the contest for not having declared her trans status in her entry (the pageant does now accept trans people). Talackova’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, angrily said that no one had asked Trump to "prove" he was a man by showing his anatomy.
In response, Trump called in to TMZ Live and said of his penis: “I think Gloria would be very impressed."
May 11, 2012: When he criticised CherIn 2012, the singer criticised Trump’s friend and right-wing politician Mitt Romney. His response? To attack her appearance, of course.
August 28, 2012: When he insulted Arianna HuffingtonHuffington Post editor and co-founder Arianna Huffington is a regular target of Trump’s. But instead of attacking her liberal views, he tends to criticise her looks and make jokes about her divorce.
March 2, 2013: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell - part two
March 3, 2013 : When he made an oral sex jokeFormer Playboy playmate Brande Roderick was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in the US. During a tense boardroom battle, she knelt in front of Trump – who takes the Alan Sugar role – to ask him whether she could be the next project manager.
After a six-second silence (an eternity on TV), during which Trump presumably willed some blood to return to his head, he said: “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knee."
Because isn’t that a woman’s place in the boardroom – on her knees?
May 7, 2013: When he blamed sex assault on cohabitationRather than, say, questioning why so many assaults go unreported or why so few perpetrators are brought to justice. Nope, it must be down to the fact that women and men just can’t share the same living quarters.
2015: When he did a u-turn on abortionHaving previously supported the pro-choice lobby, Trump has now changed his stance on abortion to fit in with the Republican party.
He’s also said he’d be willing to shut down the US government to defund non-profit reproductive health organisation Planned Parenthood.
He told the Des Moines Register in April: “In thinking about it over the years, I’ve had instances, and one instance in particular, a friend had a child who they were going to abort, and now they have it, and the child is incredible. And the man, he changed his views also because of that.”
April 7, 2015: When he called Arianna Huffington ugly - part two
April 16, 2015: When he said Hillary couldn’t ‘satisfy’…and therefore couldn’t satisfy America, in a thinly veiled reference to Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Where most of Trump’s sexist tweets remain, this one has mysteriously disappeared from the social media site. His office said one of the 10 staff who runs his Twitter account was responsible.
August 8, 2015: When he used the word 'bimbo'Journalist Megyn Kelly recently hosted the first Republican debate of the US presidential campaign and gave Trump a tough time over previous accusations of sexism against him (really, we can’t imagine why).
After the debate, Trump responded by seeming to call her a "bimbo" on Twitter.
August 16, 2015: When he called Heidi Klum fatIn an interview with the New York Times, Trump said of the German supermodel: “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” In response, Klum posted a video on Twitter in which she wore a T-shirt with ‘10’ written on it.
September 9, 2015: When he insulted Carly FiorinaCarly Fiorina is the former Hewlett-Packard boss and Trump’s Republican candidate rival. According to Rolling Stone magazine, he said: "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?
"Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
November 10, 2015: When he insulted Fiorina - part twoTrump singled out his female Republican rival for a dressing down, ignoring the fact that his male counterparts were also talking over one another.
His comment - "Why does she keep interrupting everybody?" - was immediately called sexist on social media.
March 30, 2016: When he said abortion was 'punishable'Trump caused mass outage after advocating "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if the practice is banned (which it likely will be if he gets his way).
The Republican front-runner said he has "evolved" on the issue of abortion. He was pro-choice for years before changing his position and backing a ban.
He believes the Supreme Court ruling legalising abortion should be overturned and that individual states should be allowed to ban it. His campaign said he believes abortion should be legal only in instances of rape, incest or when the life of the mother was at stake.
"There has to be some form of punishment," he told MSNBC, referring to women who would seek to defy the ban. Trump reversed his position two hours later, with a statement saying that he would punish doctors who performed abortions but not the women themselves. Well that's alright then.
May 8, 2016: When he called Clinton an 'enabler'After Clinton criticised his stance his stance on women's issues, Trump hit back the only way he knows how: by accusing her of being an “enabler” of her husband's affairs by destroying the lives of his mistresses.
At a rally, he said: “Bill Clinton was the worst in history and I have to listen to her talking about it?" he said in Eugene, Oregon. “Just remember this: She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler.
"And what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful. So put that in her bonnet and let's see what happens."
And on May 17, Trump tweeted:
May 18, 2016: When he 'apologised' to Megyn KellyNine months after suggesting Fox presenter Megyn Kelly was menstruating after she took him to task over previous sexist comments, the Republican candidate apologised. Or tried to. When asked about calling Kelly a "bimbo", Trump replied: "Did I say that? Excuse me."
But he couldn't resist adding another jibe: "Over your life, Megyn, you've been called a lot worse, wouldn't you say?"
September 26, 2016: The first televised presidential debate
And that's before he questioned Clinton's health when she was suffering from pneumonia last month, saying: "She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina."
For which read: 'She's not strong enough to cope with the job.' And that's before dissecting what a 'presidential look' is for a woman in Trump's mind. Coming from a man who - as we've seen - likes to comment on women's physical attributes, it's pretty un-presidential stuff.
September 27, 2016: When he hinted at 'rough attacks'After the first debate, Trump congratulated himself on not bringing up Bill Clinton's "sexual indiscretions" and hinted that he was considering "rough attacks" on Hillary and her family in the near future.
“I was going to hit her with her husband's women and I decided I shouldn't do it because her daughter was in the room," he told Fox News.
His comments were widely interpreted as a threat to bring them up in future debates. Asked if that would expose him to attacks about his own marital history, the twice-divorced Mr Trump said: "No not at all, I have a very good history."
September 30, 2016: When he called a woman 'Miss Piggy'This one actually dates back to 1996. But in the early hours of the morning, in September 2016, Trump posted a series of comments on Twitter continuing his attack on the former Miss Universe winner and Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado. Machado's name had been raised by Hillary Clinton, during the first Presidential debate, when she accused the Republican candidate of having called the model "fat". Miss Machado has claimed Mr Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping".
Mrs Clinton said the model had recently become a US citizen and "you can bet she's going to vote in November".
Having initially asked "Where did you find this?", Trump has since refused to back down, saying Machado had increased in weight from 118 pounds to more than 160 pounds: "She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us."
America work up on Friday morning to a series of tweets, in which he claimed the model had starred in a sex tape - something for which there is no evidence. Clinton hit back, calling Trump "unhinged" and asking: "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?"
September 30, 2016: When he said 12-year-old Paris Hilton was 'attractive'The next in a series of past comments that have come back to haunt Trump as the presidential race ramps up. This one courtesy of an old interview with Howard Stern, with whom Trump used to play a game called "Hot or Not".
Trump: “Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’”
Stern: “Did you wanna bang her?”
Trump: “Well, at 12, I wasn’t interested. I’ve never been into that ... but she was beautiful.”
He then went on to admit he'd watched her sex tape.
October 3, 2016: When he rated Apprentice contestants' looksAnother day, another accusation. Associated Press spoke to insiders on reality show The Apprentice USA, who claim that former host Trump used to rate female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which ones he'd like to have sex with.
Former crew members recalled that he repeatedly made lewd comments about a camerawoman who he said had a nice rear, comparing her beauty to that of his daughter, Ivanka. Others said Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses which also showed more cleavage.
Producer Katherine Walker said Trump frequently talked about women's bodies and said he speculated about which female contestant would be "a tiger in bed". While a crew member who asked not to be identified, recalled: "We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f*** her, wouldn't you? I'd f*** her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'"
The Trump campaign called the claims "outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false".
October 7, 2016: When a video emerged of him talking about 'grabbing (women) by the p----'Mr Trump hit a new low after the emergence of a video in which he discusses "grabbing (women) by the p----" and states that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”.
The Republican presidential nominee uses lewd and sexually aggressive language to brag about groping and trying to have sex with women, including someone who was married, in footage obtained by the Washington Post.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says. “I did try and f--- her. She was married.
“And I moved on her very heavily... I moved on her like a b----, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married."
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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,
let's talk about great writers and poets Letizia Mancino, Hilde Domin and Betty MacDonald.
Betty MacDonald fan Club honor member, artist and writer Letizia Mancino shares her delightful story THE SECOND PARADISE.
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes did such a great job in translating THE SECOND PARADISE.
Thanks a million dearest Mary.
We are really very grateful.
I'm one of Letizia Maninco's many devoted fans.
Letizia Mancino sent this connecting piece to " The Second Paradise".
DEFIANT AS A COCK
Copyright 2011/2015 by Letizia Mancino
translated by Mary Holmes
All rights reserved
That was how my friend Hilde Domin was, dear Betty! You would have liked her so much. She had also been in America. At that time you were a famous author but she was still unknown.
-Did she love cats like you do?
-Yes Betty, she sure did!! Otherwise how do you think she could have been a friend of mine?
-Oh Letizia, don’t boast! Hilde was famous!
-It’s all the same to me, Betty, whether a person is famous or not but that person must love animals
-Why was she as defiant as a cock?
-Well Betty, she was simply so!
-Like a pregnant woman in my “Egg and I”?
-No not so! Betty, Hilde was a whole farm!
- A farm, how was that?
- No Betty, Hilde was more! Almost a zoo! Even more. She was all the animals in the world!
-You loved her very much.
-As I love all animals.
You Betty, if I had known you, I would have loved you exactly so because you loved animals.
-But as defiant as a cock from my Bob-farm!
-Yes and no! (Hilde really loved this double form of answer). Listen Betty , I’ll tell you a story about how Hilde was. You would certainly have loved her.
I’ll call my story “The Second Paradise”.
THE SECOND PARADISE
Copyright 2011/2015 by Letizia Mancino
translated by Mary Holmes
All rights reserved
The Lord God, one day, met Adam in Paradise and saw him lying under a palm.
And God spoke to him: Adam, my son, are you happy, are you content with Paradise ?
Adam answered: Oh Lord, it is wonderful!
And God said: But I will create a second Paradise and give you a wife.
Adam answered: Oh Lord, that is wonderful!
And God said: I will create the wife according to your wishes.
And Adam stood under the palm and thought hard.
And God said: Adam, are you ready?
Adam answered: My wife should be as lively as a bird but she should not fly. She should swim like a goldfish but not be a fish….. She should be as playful as a cat but not catch mice….. She should be as busy as an ant but not so small.
And God said: So shall she be: Like a bird, a goldfish, a cat, an ant…
Adam answered: Oh Lord, that is wonderful, but she should be as faithful as a dog.
And God asked: Adam, have you finished?
Oh Lord, cried Adam. She should also be as delightful and gentle as a lamb and as defiant as a cock!
….She should be as curious as a monkey and as pampered as a lapdog.
And God said: So shall she be.
And Adam said: My wife should be as courageous as a lion and as headstrong as a goat…
And God said: So, like a bird, a goldfish, a cat, an ant, a dog, a lamb, a cock, a monkey, a lapdog, a lion, a goat… and slowly and surely he wished to begin creating…
But Adam stretched himself under the palm and called:
Lord, Lord, she should be as adaptable as a chameleon but not creep on four feet.
She should have sparkling eyes like, like… real diamonds. She should be as fiery as a volcano
But … she should have crystal-clear thoughts like a mountain spring.
God, the Almighty, was speechless…
And Adam spoke: Also she should be as quick as lightening…
And God said: Man, have you finished????
No, said Adam! She should be as strong as a horse, as long living as an elephant but as light as a butterfly!
God found Adam’s thoughts were good and said: So, bird, goldfish, cat, ant, dog, lamb, cock, monkey, lapdog, lion, goat, chameleon, genuine diamonds, volcano, mountain spring, lightening, horse, elephant…. butterfly…
God wished at last to begin creating her…
Lord, called Adam… she should be as stable as steel, but as sweet as three graceful women in one…
And God asked: Should she also be a poet?
Yes, called Adam from under the palm…
And God said: Adam have you finished?
Lord, I wish that, in the second Paradise I shall be one and doubled:
So God according to Adams last words created:
HILDE PALM DOMIN
Very best wishes
Letizia Mancino is an outstanding writer and artist.
I know you will enjoy this very charming and witty story the same way I did!
Thanks a Million, dear Letiza Mancino! You made my day!
As you know I'm very interested in pets and excellent literature.
Betty MacDonald Fan Club founder Wolfgang Hampel is working on a Eva Vargas biography. I'd love to know: Did Eva Vargas like pets and cats?
Letizia Mancino is part of Wolfgang Hampel's new project 'Vita Magica'.
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