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.
One constant of Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency and his two years in power is how behavior that would be not just risky but downright stupid for any normal politician ends up working smartly for him.
After weeks of Republicans claiming that they’re the ones who truly want to protect people with preexisting conditions despite having spent the past eight years fighting furiously to eliminate those protections, the health-care mendacity reaches its apotheosis with President Trump claiming that Democrats have a nefarious plan to eliminate Obamacare, which he and Republicans will save.
On Thursday night, just hours after giving what amounted to a campaign speech on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, President Donald Trump jetted to Missouri to rally support for Republican Josh Hawley’s challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is tearing through constitutional norms again with his suggestion that he can remove the right to citizenship for children born in the United States of undocumented immigrants.
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.
At Kamala Harris’ first stop in Iowa this week, a woman edged her way through the crowd to meet the California senator.
Lindsay Simpson, a 33-year-old English teacher, told Harris she was a victim of sexual abuse. Simpson’s eyes brimmed with tears as she told Harris, who took both of Simpson’s hands in her own, that she felt the California senator had spoken for all the women who have experienced sexual assault when she questioned the then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Kavanaugh of assault when they were in high school. Kavanaugh denied the allegations.