Barely a month after CNN reported that President Donald Trump’s initially “respectful” treatment of a sexual assault accuser left his aides “quietly stunned,” the president’s final two speeches before Tuesday’s midterm elections attacked the women who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
President Donald Trump may be on the verge on doing something that arguably no American leader has ever done:
Make racism boring.
In a move that was, like so much of his rhetoric, both disturbing and completely unsurprising, on Thursday night President Trump mocked the #MeToo movement, revived his “Pocahontas” insult against Senator Elizabeth Warren, and imagined throwing a DNA test at her and challenging her to prove she’s Native American.
Remember the good old days when we thought raunchy, predatory comments about women’s genitals could sink a politician?
Nevada Democrat Jacky Rosen casts herself as a woman of the people. She worked her way through college as a waitress, worked her way up the corporate ladder as a computer programmer and opened her own consulting business. Now, she is running in a competitive race for U.S. Senator in the state.
I am an angry woman. And I am not alone.
For me, the current cycle of anger started with the women’s U.S. Open final last month. Instead of getting to marvel at the prowess and majesty on display, millions of us witnessed sexism on one of the world’s largest stages when Serena Williams was penalized for speaking tersely to the chair umpire.
This has been the year of the TV remake: reboots of “Charmed” and “Magnum P.I.,” revivals of “Murphy Brown” and “Roseanne.” So maybe it should not be surprising to find Fox News remaking a hit from 2014: “Terror at the Border,” with a significant role for one Donald J. Trump.
President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.
Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by an unpopular president who won 3 million fewer votes than the runner-up. He was confirmed by a Senate majority that represents a minority of the country. He was confirmed despite most Americans telling pollster after pollster they did not want him seated on the Supreme Court.
It’s Oct. 11, when the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl. Started in 2012 as a United Nations declaration, the day acknowledges the importance of issues girls face across the globe — including education, nutrition and child marriage — and the many benefits of the global initiatives working to address them.