Another day, another outrageous Donald Trump quote. In the last few months since his campaign announcement has squarely fixed the media spotlight on him, Trump has taken jabs at everyone from John McCain to Megyn Kelly, even Heidi Klum. But he sinks extra low with one target in particular: Hillary Clinton — perhaps because she poses a real threat to his presidential dream (a dream he inadvertently crushes a little every time he opens his mouth). Donald Trump's quotes on Hillary Clinton have ranged from inappropriate to absolutely repugnant, and it's because they're reflective of his view of women in general.
Clinton has commented on the distasteful nature of Trump's remarks as recently as Aug. 10, but this time she was defending a fellow woman who had the misfortune of being caught in his crosshairs. While speaking to high school students in Exeter, New Hampshire, Clinton addressed Trump's "blood" comments about Megyn Kelly, telling the crowd:
While what Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous.
But Trump's comments about Kelly are hardly the only outrageous things that's ever come out of his mouth (or smartphone), and in fact, he's made quite a few horrendously low remarks about Clinton too, and women in general. Because she's got class — unlike Trump — Clinton's never jabbed back at Trump in response to his taunting, so I'm coming to her defense, just like Clinton did for Kelly.
Trump, your incessant barbs are not witty or insightful or even all that original, but they're maddening all the same. Take, for example, these eight verbal attacks Trump hurled at Clinton and women over the years.
"If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?"
This is possibly the lowest Trump has ever gone in a public feud. It was so appalling of a statement that even Trump, the notorious never-backer-downer, backed down and deleted the tweet from his account. Luckily, others had already screen grabbed it so they can continue to use it to illustrate his sliminess.
"I have really given a lot of women great opportunity. Unfortunately, after they are a star, the fun is over for me."
Apparently, women are only "fun" when he can treat them like playthings that he can dress up and put on pedestals, but not if when have their own agency. At least that's what he suggested to ABC’s Primetime Live in 1994.
"You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
In a 1991 Esquire interview, Trump oozed sexist pig, but a sexist pig with thick skin!
"So assuming [Clinton's] able to run — which would be absolutely, to me, a miracle at this point — I will beat her."
When discussing Clinton's email controversy with NBC News, Trump compared her to General David Petraeus, arguing that what she did was much worse and pointing out what happened to his career:
General Petraeus, his life has been destroyed. And he did 5 percent of what she did.
"There's nothing I love more than women, but they're really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive."
To Trump, women are also two-faced schemers, as he said in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback.
"Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding. She had no choice because I gave to a foundation."
Trump made this swipe during the Republican debate, which Clinton did address, but did so in a manner so cool, she was literally rubber and he was glue. At the high school visit in Exeter, Clinton explained that she happened to be in town during Trump's wedding and "thought it would be fun." I mean, to be honest, who wouldn't want to witness a Trump wedding? Just think of all the fancy hors d'oeuvres!
"When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass — a good one! — there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left."
In a 1990 interview with Vanity Fair, Trump sounded more like a frat boy than a presidential candidate when he commented on public sympathy for women whose husbands leave them.
"[Women:] You have to treat 'em like shit."
And then there was this nugget, which he dropped to New York Magazine in 1992.
Now, ladies — and gentlemen — can you seriously see this man as your president? I hope that answer is a loud, resounding "no."