Hours after announcing the resignation of prototypically villainous EPA administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday, our fearless and mentally unstable leader, Donald Trump, ascended the podium at a midterm rally in Montana. Once there, he proceeded to spew racist and misogynistic rhetoric of an impressive calibre — even for Donald Trump.
The leader of the free world continued his attack on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, detestable to him because she is a leading potential 2020 rival and also because she is a woman. In the same breath, President Donald Trump revived his “Pocahontas” diss against the Democratic senator, challenged Warren to prove she’s part Native American, and mocked the #MeToo movement.
President Trump appears to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a rally in Montana, promising to ask her to complete a test for the results of her heritage.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 6, 2018
“I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” said Trump. “I have a feeling she will say no.” Trump added, “She’s based her life on being a minority.”
Trump then said that in this imaginary scenario in which he would be throwing a DNA kit at the senator, he would do so “gently because we’re the #MeToo generation.”
“I’m gonna get one of those little kits,” said the leader of the free world, “And in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she’s from Indian heritage, because her mother says she has high cheekbones..That’s her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheekbones.”
“We will take that little kit and say — but we have to do it gently, because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to be very gentle,” continued the president, pretending to toss the kit, “And we will very gently take that kit, and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably two ounces.”
During his cringe-inducing spiel, MAGA crowd members loudly “booed” at the President’s mention of #MeToo, because civility!!!
Senator Warren quickly fired back on Twitter, denouncing the Trump administration’s failure in reuniting the migrant families it separated at the border.
As noted by NBC News, this marks the second time in a week that Trump has gone after Warren. Political analysts expect the president to ramp up his attacks on perceived presidency rivals in the run-up to November’s congressional elections. Former Trump campaign manager and current sack of oozing toxic sludge Steve Bannon told the network “to expect Trump to continue to make sharp contrasts between himself and possible Democratic hopefuls.”
The remainder of Trump’s speech was filled with more insults. He said “Representative Maxine Waters has an IQ ‘somewhere in the mid-60s,’ attacked Senator John McCain’s vote against destroying Obamacare, criticized President George H.W. Bush’s campaign slogan, called members of the media ‘bad people’ days after a mass shooting in a newsroom, declared he would have made the ‘clown’ who climbed the Statue of Liberty in protest jump, and said of the Russian president, ‘Putin’s fine.'”
Trump: "You know President Putin is KGB… Putin is fine. He's fine. We are all fine, we're all people" pic.twitter.com/EHJktcEZu4
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 5, 2018
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman tweeted that these remarks are in line with Trump’s fallback strategy, which is to bully and intimidate into submission anyone and everyone, without discrimination.
Lest we forget, Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 19 women. He still became president. It’s understandable why to him, the #MeToo movement is a joke and why bullying is his primary tactic — it’s always worked.