On Sunday, Donald Trump’s interview with the very nearly as obnoxious Piers Morgan airs on British television’s ITV, and the host, who has been busy kissing Trump’s ass since he won “Celebrity Apprentice” a decade ago, has been slowly trickling out little snippets of the exchange they shared while in Davos, Switzerland.
First, we learned that Trump is still insisting he had no idea who “Britain First” were when he retweeted their horrendous anti-Muslim videos — although it is worth noting that it doesn’t really matter who the videos came from, it was the intent behind them that mattered. Then the sycophantic Brit, who has since changed his Twitter profile picture to a candid of himself and Trump posing after the interview, presented the Orange One with a complimentary red jersey: An honorary Arsenal shirt with the president’s name and the number 45 on it, of course.
But the snippet of interview likeliest to be met with a resounding “DUH” from grossed-out Americans sick of Trump’s garbage is the news Morgan tweeted out Saturday, labeling it “BREAKING,” as though it was supposed to surprise people:
President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.
He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.’
Full interview, Sunday, ITV, 10pm. pic.twitter.com/GCviovNb6o
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 27, 2018
But the problem is, the overt statement means one of two things:
Either Donald Trump has no idea what a feminist is — and that’s pretty easily defined as “a person who believes women should have rights and opportunities equal to men” — and is simply remembering the Rush Limbaugh brand of feminism, which declared that it exists “so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of pop culture.”
Or Mr. Trump actually doesn’t believe that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume either of those is true.
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