Recall that this activist against “hateful ideologies” launched his candidacy by calling Hispanics “rapists and criminals,” among other things, and has made unleashing a massive police apparatus to hound them out of the country the central plank of his campaign. And his objectification of women is only slightly less offensive than the Saudi mullahs whom he lambasts. His nasty anti-woman name-calling became the stuff of ads by his own GOP rival, Carly Fiorina. More tellingly, his only objection back in 1999 to Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was Clinton’s taste in women. “People would have been more forgiving if he’d had an affair with a really beautiful woman of sophistication” declared this boor.
He’s fine with women in the military — so long as they don’t mind getting raped now and then. Witness his response to the problem of sexual assault in the military: “What did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?”
Trump, however, is a consistent champion of gay rights, right? Wrong. The 2016 GOP platform remains implacably opposed to gay marriage — defining marriage as between a man and a woman. And Trump himself has promised to appoint justices who’d reverse the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage ruling.