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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The whole “mock outraged talk show host” shtick is in serious danger of extinction, now that Donald Trump is a mainstay of the news cycle. If everything is outrageous all the time, what stands out?

Yet Trump keeps breaking barriers — this time, with something he said 20 years ago.

In a Daily Show segment called “The Chronicles of Narcissism: Tales from the Trump Archive” we see Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, being interviewed by Robin Leach for his show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”

Leach asks the couple how their one-year-old daughter, Tiffany, resembles each of them.

Trump’s answer — only a few words and hand gestures — tells you all you need to know about him and the way he views women. It’s not just Megyn Kelly, Hillary Clinton, Heidi Cruz, Rosie O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, Apprentice contestant Brande Roderick, Kristen Stewart, Arianna Huffington, Gail Collins, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Cher… it’s all women.

This is Trump’s one consistent belief.

Photo: Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, in a screen capture from a 1994 episode of The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Screenshot via The Daily Show with Trevor Noah/Comedy Central

6 Responses to Endorse This: The Donald Trump Remark That Left Trevor Noah Speechless

  1. I’d rather have Trump win the nomination than Cruz. Cruz is serious about his insanity and Trump is malleable. President Jimmy Carter also feels the same way. Cruz would be a disaster from Day One.

  2. If mysogyny is seen as a plus, even by women supporters, this begs the questions “What sort of women are they who are comfortable with mysogyny?”, and “What sort of men(assuming they are men) are OK with trashing and demeaning women?”

    One has to suspect that many of the women have suffered some sort of trauma and are desensitized to the remarks of ill-mannered men, while the men on the other hand are probably OK with unflattering attitudes about women, spousal abuse, and similar mental illnesses.

    By the way, “The Chronicles Of Narcissism” reminds me of “Tales From The Crypt”, the macabre equivalent of the luridness of “Chronicles…”

    And one other thing: “Otto T. Goat”, the article is more about the attitude towards women, and NOT some TV show!! Just thought you might like to know.

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