Donald Trump has often said that he’s a big supporter and lover of women, but that’s not the kind of thing that somebody has to say if it’s true. You just kind of are a good guy if you’re a good guy and don’t talk about it or make a big deal about it, or even think to say out loud, “Hey, I think women are humans.” That’s because it’s normal and right to not be sexist. Which is to say that Donald Trump has a very long history of problematic behavior. This is the guy with a long list of women who accused him of sexual assault, the guy who called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during a debate, and who said that Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever” when she asked the then-candidate to reflect on all the times he called women things like “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”
This week, Trump sat for one of his very interviews, and at that, one of the few not conducted with the Trump-friendly Fox News. The piece with Piers Morgan (a former winner of Celebrity Apprentice, by the way) will air on Sunday on the U.K’s ITV, but the host has already teased some highlights. For example, Trump declared that—are you ready for this?—he is decidedly not a feminist.
President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.
He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I'm for women, I'm for men, I’m for everyone.'
Full interview, Sunday, ITV, 10pm. pic.twitter.com/GCviovNb6o
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 27, 2018
Sure, he couched it by saying he’s for “everyone,” not just women, so he might actually be a feminist, or, and here’s the more likely story, he doesn’t know what “feminist” means.
" 'I'm for women, I'm for men, I’m for everyone.' " — so you are a feminist? https://t.co/KiQo3zk099
— John-Carlos Estrada (@JohnCarlos_WINK) January 27, 2018
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) January 28, 2018