If you have any doubt in your mind that Donald Trump’s campaign didn’t carefully select which media outlets could be credentialed to cover his Republican National Convention, this is going to change your mind.
One of the media personalities that Trump credentialed was none other than white national radio host James Edwards, who is the host of far-right radio talk show The Political Cesspool. In a recent interview, it became clear as day why Trump’s campaign might have an interest in Edwards reporting on the RNC, given his outdated and sexist views on women and Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton.
During the interview, Edwards insisted that by running for President of the United States, Clinton was disobeying God’s law which apparently means that women cannot run for the White House – and wait, it gets worse. According to Edwards, women shouldn’t even be able to vote and have a say in the future of America, despite the fact that they account for over half of the country’s population.
Edwards went on a rant about the heartfelt speech Chelsea Clinton gave at her mother’s Democratic National Convention last week and stated that Clinton could “not be the mother God wants you to be”. Why not? Because Clinton stands for equality and wants women to have the same rights as men, which supposedly makes her an “extremist radical, feminist.” Edwards went on:
“So I’m sure that there is love between Hillary Clinton and her daughter, but I did not see the family and familial bonds out of the Clinton family that I saw from the Trump family.”
Even mentioning the bonds between the Trump family is barf-inducing, considering that Ivanka Trump has suffered the unfortunate fate of becoming a source of lust for her father. There have been so many creepy moments where Trump not-so-subtly implied that he wanted to bang his daughter, the Trumps should never be used as an example of what a healthy family should look like. But Edwards continued on, and even suggested that Clinton was a lesbian:
“Does anyone really believe that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton sleep in the same room? Does anyone really believe that Hillary Clinton even sleeps with men?”
Edwards then geared his rant toward religion and insisted that Clinton could not be President because “under God’s law, a woman should not even have dominion over her household.”
“There are natural roles and abilities that men and women have that are God-ordained and together, they are complementary of one another, and together, a man and a woman can raise a family. The husband is the ruler of the house under God’s law, and that’s the law that I abide by.”
This douchebag even had the audacity to suggest America would be “better” if women’s voting rights were taken away from them:
“I mean, ask yourself that because we see women are so — even more than men, and even though men now — need this status, they need to be accepted, they need food, water, shelter, and status in order to survive, but women especially need that. You know, I think the model before suffrage was a husband and a wife come together as a unit and the man casts the vote for that family.”
It’s easy to see why Trump would have favored this moron. You can listen to this nightmare of an interview below, as Edwards peels back decades of women’s hard-earned rights in mere seconds:
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