On Wednesday, women around the country will participate in the A Day Without a Woman strike planned by the organizers of January’s Women’s March. Wednesday is also International Women’s Day. As a way of addressing both, President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about his respect for women.
This is a lie. In 1994, Donald Trump was asked by ABC’s Nancy Collins why he had reportedly told a female writer for New York magazine that “you have to treat women like shit.”
Trump: I didn’t say that. The woman’s a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks.
Collins: That statement is exactly why women think you’re a chauvinist pig.
Trump: They’re right — and not. People say, “How can you say such a thing?” but there’s a truth in it, in a modified form. Psychologists will tell you that some women want to be treated with respect, others differently.
The president does not respect women. The Republican Party does not care.