So, I bet she treats you well." (Reuters) And on Sunday, in an Associated Press interview, he referred yet again to Sen.
He doesn’t understand what’s going on between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but has taken to Twitter to argue — surprise — that, whatever it is, it’s all about him. On Thursday, he tried to reduce one of the most well-known and powerful female journalist in all of media to a facelift.Trump told Irish journalist, Caitríona Perry of RTÉ News, to come over to his desk and informed the prime minister that "she has a nice smile on her face.“I've said that if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.” As The Fix's Aaron Blake points out, Trump has been seeing -- and communicating about -- women through the lens of their attractiveness for some time now.So rarely do these gender-oriented attacks against women fall into such neat lines; normally it's much more a “Did he just say what I think he said? But the president has a tendency to reduce women to centuries-old stereotypes in a way that squarely fits the definition of sexism, Dittmar said.The president, Hannity says, can reach more Americans via Twitter than he could through the conventional media.
That isn’t true, of course: Only about one in five Americans uses Twitter.
Fox News TV anchor and GOP debate moderator Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever,” he said after Kelly asked him — ironically — about his treatment toward women.
Even Trump's own daughters are often reduced to their looks, Dittmar points out: “She does have a very nice figure,” Trump said of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, in 2006.
Trump consistently tries to undercut his female opponents — of any party — by leveling her to a bag of emotions and attractiveness (or lack thereof), said Kelly Dittmar, an assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University at Camden, who just finished a study on the role of gender in the presidential campaign.
“One way he exercises his 'masculine power' is to talk to and about women on the basis of their appearance, instead of more substance,” she said. ” Trump told Rolling Stone magazine of GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shortly after the two got into the race in 2015.
Better to stick with candid shots of her in the community to portray she’s likable.) [Why can't women just be themselves when they run for office?