During a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, RNC Chair Reince Priebus was slammed for desperately trying to downplay questions about Trump’s long history of sexism.
Wallace brought up a recent article that was published by the New York Times that alleges Trump not only has an elaborate history of insulting women, but it also claims he sexually harassed females in the workplace.
“Obviously, I’m the wrong person to be asking that particular question,” Priebus responded to Wallace’s question.
“Wait a minute,” Wallace shot back. “Why are you the wrong person? You’re the chairman of the party. This is your nominee, and they’re saying he has mistreated women.”
“People just don’t care,” Priebus replied. “I think people look at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and say, ‘Who is going to bring an earthquake to Washington, D.C.?’ I don’t think Donald Trump and his personal life is something that people are looking at and saying, ‘Wow, I’m surprised that he’s had girlfriends.’ That’s not what people look at.”
Wallace didn’t take too kindly to that poor excuse of an answer.
‘Whoa, forgive me, sir,” the Fox News host said interrupting Priebus. “It’s not whether or not he had girlfriends. The question is whether or not he mistreated women, whether he made unwanted advances, whether he humiliated women in the workplace.”
Priebus then tried to backtrack a bit, saying he did care but he didn’t think that you could use “traditional analysis” to break down anything related to Trump’s campaign.
While I agree that you can’t really use “traditional analysis” as it relates to Trump, the way in which the RNC chair was seemingly trying to blow off these allegations was inexcusable. Here we have an article that alleges the presumptive nominee for his party sexually harassed and embarrassed women – even in the workplace – and his response was essentially a “shrug of the shoulders” because he’s aware that many Republican voters are too ignorant to care about these awful allegations.
Though when you really sit back and think about Trump’s success, it is amazing to think about how he seems immune to the sort of backlash any other politician in the country would face if they said or did the things he has.
Could you imagine the right-wing freakout that would take place if President Obama said he didn’t think POWs were war heroes or if Hillary Clinton didn’t release her tax returns? Even most Republicans would be destroyed if they acted like Trump. To say nothing about the fact that he’s the biggest flip-flopper I’ve ever seen. Just recently he literally said that basically everything he says he’s going to do is “just a suggestion.”
It’s all so absurd that I often catch myself laughing at the fact that this is really happening.
Though I think once we really get rolling into the general election, things are going to change dramatically for Trump. As I’ve said before, winning a primary and winning a general election are two entirely different things.
While I could be wrong, I just can’t shake this feeling that once August rolls around, Trump’s campaign and the Republican party are going to be in a whole lot of trouble.
Watch the interview below via Fox News:
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