Trump, Fiorina and Sexism

Just before the second Republican presidential debate took place, Donald Trump made some bold comments about the physical appearance of one of his rivals for the GOP nomination.

Carly Fiorina is the only female challenger to Hilary Clinton. Fiorina could pose a serious threat to Clinton possibly claiming those who are voting based on gender.

According to the Hill, Trump said the following about Fiorina:

“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump reportedly bellowed while watching his Republican presidential rival on the news. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

Now let us imagine if Rand Paul had said something similar about Hilary Clinton, the cries of sexism from the left would be overwhelming. Yet Trump was not attacked for his sexist comments about Fiorina the way Rand Paul would have been had he said something similar about Hilary Clinton.

There are several possible explanations for why Trump has not been attacked by the media in the way another Republican candidate would have been. It could possibly be because one Republican candidate attacked another and the left just thought it best to let the Republicans go ahead and destroy each other.

Another possible explanation is that Trump is also a celebrity. We have a tendency to elevate celebrities to an almost God-like status. However, we forget that celebrities are sinful humans just like ourselves. Therefore celebrities are often allowed to get away to much more than they should.

The final possible scenario is that Trump is a RINO and thus Trump winning the presidency would be the best Republican option for the Democrats. Thus perhaps the media is refraining from attacking Trump the way they would another candidate.

Whatever the reason that Trump has been allowed to get away with these comments, there is a double standard at play. Had any other Republican candidate made such comments about Fiorina or Clinton, the cries of sexism would be deafening.

This is just another example of how the left uses racist, sexist, and other agendas only when it is convenient to them. The left doesn’t care about racism and sexism. The left cares about furthering their agenda. When true cases of racism and sexism occur, but do not fit their agenda as we see here, they are often briefly reported on if they are given any news coverage at all.

This is similar to the media’s lack of coverage of black-on-white crime or of the violence against police officers. Trump’s comments, while sexist, don’t fit their agenda, so Trump’s comments are ignored while another candidates would not have been.

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