On Monday night at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, bombastic billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump repeated a vulgar word to describe constitutional conservative Ted Cruz, who recently defied 13 polls in defeating Trump in the Iowa Caucus.
After a woman near the front row shouted out calling the Texas senator a “pussy,” Trump called it a “terrible thing” that the woman said and THEN ASKED HER TO REPEAT IT FOR THE REST OF THE CROWD TO HEAR HER BETTER!
“You know what she said? Shout it out because I don’t want to say,” Trump told the lady, instead of chastising her.
Trump then apparently realized that all of the crowd still couldn’t hear the gutter-mouthed woman, so he REPEATED IT FOR HER!
After she shouted out again, Trump giggles.
“Okay, you’re not allowed to say — and I never expect to hear that from you again. She said — I never expect to hear that from you again — she said he’s a pussy. That’s terrible,” Trump said, tongue-in-cheek.
Trump has a long history of using unpresidential vulgarity, either on the campaign trail or on his infamous Twitter feed, whether it’s calling FOX News’ Megyn Kelly a bimbo or dropping f-bombs during political speeches.
Calling Ted Cruz a “pussy,” one of the only politicians to stand up to the corrupt establishment in both parties, engaging in courageous fights that no one, including Donald Trump, were willing to fight for, is completely absurd.
The topic Trump was talking about that led the woman to call Cruz a “pussy” was waterboarding. Trump made the accusation that at the last GOP Debate, Cruz wasn’t clear in his answer whether he considered it torture and if a Cruz administration would allow it to interrogate terrorists when necessary.
Here’s how that conversation went at Saturday night’s GOP debate:
QUESTION: Senator Cruz, you have said, quote, “torture is wrong, unambiguously, period. Civilized nations do not engage in torture.” Some of the other candidates say they don’t think waterboarding is torture. Mr. Trump has said, I would bring it back. Senator Cruz, is waterboarding torture?
TED CRUZ: Well, under the definition of torture, no, it’s not. Under the law, torture is excruciating pain that is equivalent to losing organs and systems, so under the definition of torture, it is not. It is enhanced interrogation, it is vigorous interrogation, but it does not meet the generally recognized definition of torture.
QUESTION: If elected president, would you bring it back?
CRUZ: I would not bring it back in any sort of widespread use. And indeed, I joined with Senator McCain in legislation that would prohibit line officers from employing it because I think bad things happen when enhanced interrogation is employed at lower levels.
In other words, he would use waterboarding, doesn’t even consider it torture in the first place, but would use it sparingly. How that makes Cruz a “pussy” is anyone’s guess.
Just wondering, wouldn’t someone be considered to be more of a “pussy” if they’re too cowardly to show up for a debate in which Megyn Kelly is the moderator?
While some of Trump’s more sycophantic supporters will “rah-rah” this kind of vulgarity to describe a member of his own party, many Americans will view it as unbecoming of a presidential candidate — unpresidential.