Nasty Women Vote, Donald

by Maria Guido
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Trump doubles down on insulting female voters at the third debate

The third and final presidential debate was last night, and it was a doozy. Donald Trump has been struggling with female voters, and last night the reasons why became all too clear.

Where to begin? He seemed to confuse late term abortions with c-sections, claiming women have babies ripped from their wombs days before their due dates. That’s not how this works, Donald. That’s not how any of this works. Late term abortions are incredibly rare: barely one percent of procedures are done after 20 weeks. And when they are done, they are an overwhelming medical necessity. But why focus on facts, when we can pretend a woman’s right to ownership over her medical decisions is tantamount to women everywhere ripping healthy nine-month-old’s from their wombs?

Then there was the moment Trump told Hillary her “husband disagrees with her.” And? She’s going to be president, Donald. She’s capable of making decisions without her husband’s approval, as we all are, you sexist turnip. Then there was the “No one respects women more than I do” moment. Yes, he actually said that. If only we could cut to footage of women everywhere staring blankly at their television screens.

But perhaps the best moment of the debate came when Trump resorted to name-calling, because he couldn’t think of a measured comeback to Clinton’s tax plan, that would raise taxes on the wealthy. Clinton said, “My social security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it.” That was a clear dig at the fact that everyone now knows Donald hasn’t paid federal income tax for nearly two decades. Trump’s response?

“Such a nasty woman.”

Since he was hurling that insult at a capable, intelligent, measured, woman who was owning his ass on the debate stage, Trump single-handedly turned the phrase “nasty woman” into the best compliment of all time. Women everywhere are claiming the title, and it’s awesome.

Perhaps the best comeback to the insult was what the Clinton team did within moments of the end of the debate. now redirects to Hillary Clinton’s campaign site.


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