While engaging in a town hall debate on NBC, Donald Trump briefly, and by that I mean about 12 seconds give or take, revisited a statement he made over Twitter some time ago regarding sexual assault in the military. It’s fantastic that he only had barely a moment to address the serious, ignored, and and omnipresent “feature” of sexual assault that we’ve allowed to pervade our armed forces, yet he had all night to talk about email, walls, scary brown people, how freaking awesome he is… you get the picture here.
I use the term feature, instead of problem, because a problem implies it’s something that everyone would want to fix. A feature is something that some people may not like, but the authority capable of changing it is fine allowing the status quo to remain intact.
The original statement by Trump is shown below:
Trump being Trump, he doubled-down on the original message saying that it was a “correct Tweet.” Needless to say, blaming women for being in the proximity of other men and causing their own rapes to happen did NOT go over well outside of Matt Lauer’s absolutely shameful non-challenge of the comments.
Someone may argue that Trump isn’t blaming women, but rather he’s blaming the leaders that put men and women together. That’s where they are dead wrong. Trump is ABSOLUTELY blaming women for their own rapes, because he’s saying that if they just were not in close contact with these men, then the men wouldn’t be “tempted to sin,” as it were. He’s blaming women for making their own rapes happen, by the simple fact that they exist and are within arm’s reach of a bunch of guys who can’t be held responsible for the fact they’re just too horny.
Twitter user Tina Dupuy had the perfect factual response to Trump:
A substantial amount of sexual assault cases in the military are same-sex occurrences. Trump, in his total ignorance, completely wrote off one entire segment of victims with his completely idiotic statement. These frequently go unreported even more than opposite sex ones, due to social stigmas attached to gender as well as the criminal act itself.
Even fellow Republicans are trashing his astonishingly stupid response. Amanda Carpenter, former communications director for the Ted Cruz campaign, had this to say regarding the embarrassment in total that was Trump’s full comments on our military.
The silence from NBC on this is simply unacceptable. Trump was allowed to get away with this without any serious effort to push back against it by their moderator, Matt Lauer. Apparently, Lauer thinks that this is a non-issue and didn’t require a proper and thoughtful response, and since Trump could never manage such a thing, it didn’t require a challenge back at him for it’s unacceptable nature, either.
Our corporate media is a joke this election. Remember how every Republican squeals like a cigarette-burned pig, every time you bring up our “media?” LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS, they cry.
NBC used to be the “liberal” network, but all they’ve done is give Trump free airtime and advertisements in his many interviews on the network, while spending every waking moment talking about Hillary’s email, Hillary’s Coat, Bill’s affair, and how Hillary needs a new haircut according to some fashionista.
Trump sure doesn’t like this kind of push-back on Twitter. It’s HIS Twitter. Not his account. I mean all of Twitter is his — in his own mind. Just wait till he sees the full range of responses from outraged citizens. His already furious over how people and pundits universally panned his debate performance for reaching new heights of clownish buffoonery. More criticism might cause him to spontaneously experience bankruptcies.
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