Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, and Betsey DeVos are some of the most prominent names in the Trump administration. Cue the predictable gasp among liberals in the press, but all of the individuals listed above share the distinction of being female. It leads one to ponder the all-encompassing question of how does a “sexist” President continue to place women in high positions of power?
This was a thought that Brooke Baldwin, CNN Newsroom host, has clearly not ruminated. After a series of clips Friday featuring President Trump referring to women as “nasty”, Baldwin went into tirade mode over the President’s unconventional self-defense tactic. “Yep, this nastiness goes all the way back to the campaign trail. But you know what women did? They started a movement. A rallying cry.”
In a move that went unnoticed by most, Baldwin skimmed over the well- known fact that President Trump does not limit his name-calling to one specific gender. “Nasty, apparently it is the adjective of choice for this President in describing men but in particular women.”
Baldwin then proceeded to psychoanalyze President Trump and declare him to be “afraid” of females as a whole.
“You know what I think he's scared of them. Scared of some of the female reporters at the White House asking tough questions. Nasty. Scared of Speaker Pelosi and what she might do. Nasty. And if nasty is what he calls women who are outspoken, who use their voices, who have opinions, well, then, stay nasty, America.”
Someone may want to inform Baldwin that not treating one gender in particular with kid gloves is not sexist, in fact it is the opposite.
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CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin
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BROOKE BALDWIN: Nasty, nasty woman. That is the latest insult from President Trump hurled at the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP [on FNC’s The Ingraham Angle, 06/06/19]: People like Nancy Pelosi, that honestly they don't know what the hell they're talking about. [SCREEN WIPE] I think she's a disgrace. [SCREEN WIPE] She's incapable of doing deals. [SCREEN WIPE] She's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person.
BALDWIN: Nasty. Apparently, it is the adjective of choice for this president in describing man but in particular women. Nancy Pelosi, Meghan Markle, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, April Ryan, Carmen Cruz, Hillary Clinton. Watch.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well she was probably very nasty. [SCREEN WIPE] A little bit of a nasty wit. [SCREEN WIPE] The same thing with April Ryan, I watch her get up, I mean, you talk about somebody that’s a loser. She doesn't know what the hell she’s doing. [SCREEN WIPE]
HILLARY CLINTON [on 10/19/16]: My social security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it, but what we want to do is to replenish the Social Security Trust Fund.
TRUMP [on 10/19/16]: Such a nasty woman.
BALDWIN: Yep, this nastiness goes all the way back to the campaign trail. But you know what women did? They started a movement. A rallying cry. They made t-shirts. They created a nasty woman tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They even started a Wikipedia page. Look it up. Nasty woman. Listen, Trump is a business man, so it makes sense he would use the same word over and over. He's trying to brand them. He is hoping it sticks. Whether it is speaking up, but — you know what? I actually think he's scared of them. Scared of some of the female reporters at the White House asking tough questions. Nasty. Scared of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and what she might do. Nasty and if nasty is what he calls women who are outspoken, who use their voices, who have opinions, well, then, stay nasty, America.