Potential Leader of the Free World Spends Night Harassing Woman on Twitter

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During the GOP Presidential debate last night, moderator Megyn Kelly brought up Donald Trump’s history of misogyny, pointing out that Trump has “called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” and that said comments might not indicate “the temperament of a man we should elect as president.” (His answer: “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. […] “Frankly what I say and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time.”)

So, like any reasonable adult in contention for one of the most influential jobs in the world, Trump retaliated by proving Kelly’s point and spending the rest of the night sending her gendered insults over Twitter. Not since the lady Ghostbusters decided to ruin some childhoods has there been such a desperate display of male entitlement.

Kelly might not have disguised her feelings for Trump during the debate, but it’s hard to imagine an opinionated male moderator receiving so much push-back or being condemned as a ‘hostile, unprofessional bimbo.’

Regardless, given Trump’s appalling track record of misogynistic comments (in addition to his willingness to defund Planned Parenthood and his close association with rape apologists), I’m totally uninterested in giving him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his treatment of Kelly. Or any women, for that matter.

If the whole president thing doesn’t work out, maybe Trump can get on the ‘ethics in game journalism’ beat? He’s already got the prerequisite obsession with powerful women and lack of social media chill.

(Via Uproxx and NBC, image via Shutterstock)

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