Tuesday, 19 May 2020

How Trump Sees Women

Donald Trump tries to excuse his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who apparently demands that junior staff run all kinds of personal errands for him such as walking his dog, picking up his dry cleaning and making casual dinner reservations.

But Trumps ends with a real doozy when he says he'd rather Pompeo was on the phone with a world leader than have him wash dishes because his wife isn't there!  

Not so much a revealing insight into how the American Government works, as great example of how the sexist old goat's mind works.


Trump - Sexist Old Goat Storms Offstage (12/05/20)

Donald Trump's inability to control himself was on display again yesterday as he angrily wound up a White House press after being asked perfectly reasonable questions by two young women journalists.

The two journalists stood their ground politely while refusing to be intimidated by Trump's oafish and bullying behaviour.

As I've said before Trump has a real problem relating to articulate, professional women who don't see the sexist old goat as a some kind of 'catch'.


Trump's Bully Pulpit Backfires (23/04/20)

Donald Trump tries to bully a young woman journalist, Weijia Yang, who asks him perfectly reasonable questions about his handling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Weijia Yang was also present at a previous White House press briefing where Trump's ultra thin skin was also on display.

So does Donald have a problem with intelligent, able  young women who don't see the old goat as a catch? 

At Thursday’s White House health crisis press briefing, Jared Kushner spoke and said at one point, “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states’ stockpiles that they then use.” 

The comment caused some confusion and some puzzlement, as it raised the question of whether the federal government was for some reason holding back its reserve of medical equipment in the midst of a national emergency. 

One day later CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked President Donald Trump directly about that and what exactly Kushner meant by that. 

The president immediately called it a “gotcha,” saying “‘our’ means the United States of America.” 

He added, “The federal government needs it too, not just the states. …As example, we have 10,000 ventilators and we are going to rock with those ventilators, and we are going to bring them to various areas of the country that need them. 

It’s such a basic simple question and you try and make it sound so bad. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. … Don’t make it sound bad. You just asked your question in a very nasty tone.” 

She also tried to ask him why, in the wake of Kushner’s comment, the Strategic National Stockpile website was changed to more clearly mirror his comments. But Trump went on to another question.


Donald Trump and the 'Bully Pulpit'(15/04/20)

Donald Trump tries to intimidate and bully a journalist (Paula Reid) who is just doing her job of asking sensible questions about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Despite what he says, there's no doubt Trump can't take criticism or face up to the fact that he was far too slow in facing up to the threat the scale of the threat the virus posed to America and the rest of the world.

But Paula Reid refused to be silenced by Trump's 'bully pulpit' - instead stood her ground and exposed the lack of leadership from the White House as the virus spread across America in February 2020.