Conservatives are disturbed by the home-abuse allegations towards White House workers secretary Rob Porter, however it’s laborious to simply accept lectures on insensitivity from laborious-core Clinton partisans who would not take severely the allegations of Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults.
On Sunday’s AM Joy on MSNBC, host Joy Reid performed clips of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway saying she will not be lectured by Clintonistas, which Reid says “works with the Fox News crowd.” Then she introduced in MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas, who proclaimed “This is a rape culture presidency, and Donald Trump has become the commander in chief of American rape culture.”
JOY REID: We had on Republicans earlier, they usually did the identical factor: Pivot to Democrats, pivot to Bill Clinton. It’s been laborious to get anybody in the administration to immediately reply the questions on Rob Porter and Donald Trump. That method, it really works with the Fox News crowd. Does it work in a bigger context?
ANAND: No. And we needn’t fear about that sort of monster, a Kellyanne Conway who will say no matter for cash, so let’s disregard her. I feel this week was truly a turning level with two totally different staffers, these fees dredged up, these haunting footage. And then you’ve gotten the president’s personal historical past, of self-declaring himself of being a vagina grabber, and successful on that platform.
This week was a turning level becasuse we’re beginning to notice that Trumpism doesn’t merely tolerate sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a really apt metaphor for the whole lot Trumpism is. The cultivation of concern in everybody, the insistence that individuals are loving it, if you find yourself truly degrading and dehumanizing them and making their lives tougher, then going round and saying “The blacks love you,” “Hispanics love you,” “women love you.” The state of fixed insecurity and the inversion of your personal insecurities into this try to dominate others.
This is a rape tradition presidency, and Donald Trump has change into the commander in chief of American rape tradition.
That was adopted by feminist Anushay Hossain lecturing all Republican girls to go away the Republican Party. “I don’t know how Kellyanne Conway looks at herself in the mirror. I don’t pull this card, I’m a mother, too, and I don’t pull this card — but as a mother, how do you look at your daughters in the face?”
Earlier Giradharadas: Trump’s ‘Profound Sexual and Masculine Insecurities’ Threaten to Kill Us All