So basically, Donald Trump has reached a new level of stupid.
Last Thursday, during the GOP debate (because for some reason, he's running for president even though most people can't even fathom what the heck he could do for the United States), he was asked a question by moderator Megyn Kelly, a political commentator from Fox News. The question is as follows:
Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?
Trump completely skirted the question and made up some crude answer about "political correctness", which you can read below if you care enough.
I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody. And frankly, what I say, and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.
Donald Trump, your idea of "kidding" and "a good time" is sick. Objectifying women for "fun" is not okay. And it is not Megyn Kelly's job to be "nice" to you. She is moderating an important debate between potential presidential candidates. She does not have to take time out of her important position to nurse your fragile ego.
And if what Trump said couldn't possibly get any worse, he decided to kvetch about the debate (specifically about Megyn Kelly "bullying" him) the night after on CNN with Don Lemon.
You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. blood coming out of her wherever.
Apparently, because Megyn Kelly directed a (very intelligent, important) question towards Trump that made him uncomfortable, she was obviously on her period. First of all, that makes no sense. Women on their periods do not attack others because of "hormones" or "menstrual rage". This is a very demeaning and unfortunately, very prevalent belief about women.
Similar commentary has been made in the past about women in political positions (though Megyn Kelly is not technically a politician, she deals with politics in her daily job). For example, in 2008, Billy O'Reilly hosted Marc Rudov, author of "Under the Clitoral Hood: How to Crank Her Engine Without Cash, Booze, or Jumper Cables" (which sounds like a god-awful book anyway), to discuss "what is the downside of having a woman become the president of the United States?" Rudov immediately "joked:" "You mean besides the PMS and the mood swings, right?"
The fact that people believe that women cannot be in esteemed political positions because of a natural occurrence (which, technically, is the reason behind both Donald Trump and Marc Rudovs' existence) is a huge issue. Women are completely capable of being a senator, a congresswoman (which autocorrects to congressman [ugh]), and even the president. They won't make rash decisions because of their menstrual cycles, and if they make the right decisions, America will flourish.
So, Donald Trump, without a woman having "blood coming out of her whatever", you wouldn't be alive, and neither would anyone in this country you are hoping to lead. Without a woman's period, you would have no job, no money, and you wouldn't exist. So stop blaming menstruation for your failures as a presidential candidate.
It's not the period, it's you.