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Donald Trump isn’t exactly known for subtlety — but now he’s actually making veiled references.

At a rally Monday in New Hampshire, Trump railed against the intake of refugees from the Middle East, and the whole notion that America could even try to improve the lives of people over there. The Donald argued that maybe some people “don’t want freedom” — women, for instance, might prefer wearing a burqa instead of having to worry about putting on makeup.

(Video via The Washington Post.)

“We want to give people freedom? We’re not gonna have our own freedom pretty soon, if we keep doing this,” Trump said. “We’re not gonna have our own freedom — they don’t want freedom.

“It’s like, I saw somebody — I won’t even say, because it’s embarrassing — ‘We want it where the women don’t have to wear the you-know-what,” The Donald explained, making a gesture of covering his face with a full veil — apparently not caring to remember the proper word as he spoke off the cuff. “And then I said — oh well, that makes sense, that’s nice. Then I saw women interviewed. They said, ‘We want to wear them — we’ve worn them for a thousand years, why would anybody tell us not to?’

“They want to! What the hell are we getting involved for?! Fact is, it’s easier — you don’t have to put on makeup. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn’t it be easier, wah, right? Wouldn’t that be easy? I tell you, if I was a woman, I don’t want to — wah, I’m ready, darling, let’s go. It’s true!

“The reason I won’t mention the person’s name — because it was a Republican. But the Democrats feel the same way. They want democracy! Democracy. We can’t have it anymore. We have to rebuild our country, we have to do things.”

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Dr. Mehmet Oz

Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and hit one of their sons hard enough to leave a welt on the boy's back. Parnell countered that she had invented all of it.

Custody battles are infamous for exaggerated accusations and heated denials, and it's difficult for outsiders to know whom to believe and how much. But Parnell's comments off the witness stand didn't burnish his credibility. Appearing on Fox Nation, for example, Parnell opined, "I feel like the whole 'happy wife, happy life' nonsense has done nothing but raise one generation of woman tyrants after the next." He wasn't finished. "Now there's an entire generation of men that don't want to put up with the BS of a high-maintenance, narcissistic woman." Well. Someone seems to be dealing with anger issues. The would-be — er, rather, won't-be — senator concluded with a short sermon on biology: "From an evolutionary standpoint, it used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs." Where does the GOP find these geniuses?

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