What Donald Trump Said About Women During GOP Debate Was Disgustingly Expected

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Within the first minutes of the GOP presidential debate on Thursday night, the audience got an example of what Donald Trump has long said about women — things that were so disgustingly expected that it shouldn't have come as a surprise that they popped up once again during the debate. The first direct question from Megyn Kelly was whether he had an issue with women: "You've called women you don't like, 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' slobs, and disgusting animals. ... 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?"

First of all, kudos to Kelly for calling Trump out on his appalling remarks about women. But Trump's response to her question shows how little interest the billionaire has in bridging the gap to gain more female voters. Trump's response was essentially to say that he doesn't have time for all of that: 
"I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest you, this country doesn't have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don't win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico, both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody. And frankly, what I say — and oftentimes it's fun, it's kidding, we have a good time — what I say is what I say. And honestly, Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn't do that."

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