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"Can you imagine that as president?"

by digby

On Fox and Friends this morning Trump showed up by phone as he does on all the morning shows and they played him this comment by Hillary Clinton in last night's debate:

Clinton: Mr Trump has great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people and to make them think there are easy answers to very complex questions. We also need to make sure that the discriminatory messages that Trump is sending around the world don't fall on receptive ears. He is becoming ISIS's best recruiter...

This is how Trump responded:

Can you imagine that as president? I'm just watching and to see that as president just doesn't work.

I'm fairly sure I understand what he meant. I'm going to guess most women do. But if you don't, you can take a look back at his earlier comment about Carly Fiorina:

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!"

This is typical among some men (and probably some women too) in reaction to any kind of aggression on the part of a woman, to automatically reduce her to an object, whether sexual or, in these two case, an inanimate object of ridicule, usually over their looks but in any event turning them into something that isn't fully human. With Fiorina he was more explicit. With megyn Kelly he went with the "bitch on her period" line.

I guess this isn't surprising. After all, one of his interviewers in that segment is Tucker Carlson who famously said that when Hillary Clinton comes on the screen he unconsciously crosses his legs. So, it's clear these people have a problem. If Clinton wins the Democratic nomination we are going to have to hope that these throwback pigs are a distinct minority in 2016.

It's holiday fundraiser time. I hope you'll consider throwing a little something in the kitty to keep this old thing going.

Happy Hollandaise everyone!