Trump Explains His "Women Problems": "I Never Knew I Was Going To Run For President"

Tyler Durden's picture

To let CNN tell it, Donald Trump has women problems.

And we don’t mean in the sense that he has trouble finding an attractive dinner date:

Following a patently absurd spat with Ted Cruz that began when a supposedly unaffiliated anti-Trump group ran an ad featuring a GQ spread of Melania Trump and promptly ended when Trump publicly “schlonged” Cruz by re-tweeting a head-to-head beauty comparison between Melania and Heidi Cruz, some in the media are looking to rekindle the fire Megyn Kelly started last year when, at the first GOP debate, the Fox anchor asked the Republican frontrunner if he thought it was befitting of a presidential candidate to call women “disgusting animals.”

Trump’s negatives among female voters are climbing,” Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster who runs the pro-Cruz super-PAC "Keep the Promise" says.

Conway is referring to a CNN poll from last week that shows 73% of women hold an unfavorable view of the billionaire. “The attrition is most striking among married and suburban female Republicans,” she remarked, adding that “They [women] can tolerate a snide remark or witty snark here or there, but draw the line at personal insults in place of policy prescriptions.”

Yes, “they draw the line at personal insults.” “Insults” like these (note the finale at 0:41):

That’s an ad bought and paid for by Our Principles PAC, a group run by staffers from Jeb Bush’s miserable failure of a campaign.

While Trump has thus far shaken off suggestions that comments he’s made in the past are alarmingly misogynistic, he seems to be making an attempt to mend some fences ahead of the Wisconsin primary. “After a week that found Trump launching attacks on Texas Senator Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, and tossing barbs at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, the billionaire front-runner on Monday attempted to play down his degrading comments about women, saying they were made in jest,” Bloomberg writes.

I never knew I was going to be running for office. And you joke, and you kid and say things, but you’re not a politician so you never think anybody cares,” Trump told Wisconsin’s FOX 11 in a phone interview.

Needless to say, Trump's detractors don't think "I never thought I would be running for President" is a good excuse for disparaging women.

“[You have problems with] conservative women who are repelled by your attitude and your treatment of females,” Wisconsin-based conservative radio host Charlie Sykes told the frontrunner yesterday. “[I’ve] hired tremendous numbers of women,” Trump responded. “I have been better to women than any of these candidates, frankly.” Here's what Trump had to say on Twitter:

Be that as it may, it's not just CNN whose polls show that Trump may have trouble with women voters - especially if he ends up squaring off against Hillary Clinton in the national election. A recent NBC/WSJ poll shows some 70% of women give Trump a negative rating while a Reuters poll conducted March 1-15 showed half of American women view the billionaire in a "very unfavorable" light (up 10 points from last autumn). In case that's in any way unclear, NBC made a giant red graphic with a long line of womens' restroom symbols on the bottom to illustrate the point:

"Some GOP strategists fear Trump would alienate women voters in historic numbers as the nominee, particularly if he faces Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who hopes to become the first female president and hasn’t been shy to call out sexism in her primary battle against Bernie Sanders," Bloomberg continues.

"In 2012 Mitt Romney won white women by 14 points according to exit polls - 56% to 42% for President Barack Obama," NBC goes on to say, reinforcing the supposed threat to the GOP's chances in the national election. "But in the latest NBC/WSJ poll white women go to Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election matchup by 10 points, 48% to 38% [which would be] an enormous 24-point swing in the white women vote between 2012 and 2016."

Of course if all of this is completely accurate, one wonders how it is that Trump holds such a commanding lead over the rest of the GOP field. Were there no female Republican voters in Florida? Or in Arizona? Or in New Hampshire?

In any event, Trump was apparently surprised to learn that anyone still cares about this. "I thought this was actually a dead issue until I just spoke to you," he told Sykes.

And it probably was. But the establishment has to do something (anything) to derail this freight train, lest Trump should get to 1,237 before July and dash any hope Republicans had of denying him the nomination. And if you thought Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes" at the debate in September, just wait until you see the establishment if Trump becomes the nominee.

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Bonus: Apparently not all women have an unfavorable view of the billionaire

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cossack55's picture

Never should have let women out of the kitchen

nuubee's picture

Technically, laws and representative democracy were created to police the actions of men, not women. In this context, letting women vote on laws that primarily restrict men is an automatic imbalance of power. The numbers bear this out, most people in jail are men, most taxes are paid by men, etc..etc.. Governments were created by men, for men. There were no laws governing problematic female behavior codified in the west. An equivalent situation to women's suffrage would be women giving men a vote on what women are supposed to wear each day, what they do with their wombs, etc...

So yes, technically, giving women suffrage without equivalent responsibilities to the draft in wartime, equivalent taxation on their efforts for the nation, equivalent laws passed to address female behaviors that are bad for society, equality does not exist.

JLee2027's picture

The Founders figured this out centuries ago. Property Owners only vote. Could be a women, mostly men. But the only voters are those with a vested interest in how things are going. Right now a damn welfare queen with five kids by five different men has the same power as I do in deciding the future of this coutry. And I have a real problem with that.

Vlad Tepid's picture

I see no women problem here.  Women say one thing in public (ie long walks on the beach, Mr Nice Guy, etc) and a whole other thing in private ("Spank me," voting for Donald J Trump, etc).  Never take what a woman says at face value - that's a guy's first and often last mistake.

Bollixed's picture

My wife likes Trump. That's what I told her, anyway...

greenskeeper carl's picture

It's kind of funny. How many of those who 'view him in and unfavorable light" will vote for him anyways? Apparently a lot. All the hispanic women in my wife's family do view him to be personally unfavorable, and yet they plan to vote for him. Funny how that works.

nope-1004's picture

More women hate Hitlery than Trump.  Media won't talk about those facts.  Hitlery is a shill because Bill cheats non stop and she won't stand up for herself.  That's essentially supporting, by ommission, abuse against women.

The unspoken messages Hitlery sends are intuitively received by women and interpreted much worse.

This is Soros and the MSM just trying to derail Trump.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) nope-1004 Mar 29, 2016 7:03 PM

Maybe that the media goes WALL-TO-FREAKIN-WALL over his campaign manager fucking accidentally brushing up against a woman getting in his face.  I was a Sanders supporter who watched the media torch my candidate.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  Trump 2016!!!

And Breitbart's legacy ain't your friend, either:

Left or Right don't matter to the globalists.

0b1knob's picture

Did Trump burn 53 people alive in a church in Waco Texas because two of them could testify about underage hookers at a coke party?

No wait, that was Bill Clinton....

eforce's picture

Once a state contracts liberalism, even if it were originally limited in form at the beginning, will always multiply as time goes on, until the state collapses or returns to an illiberal form.

goldmiddlefingre's picture

Melania is a whore plain and simple.

FMR Bankster's picture

I'm not a Trump guy but what you say is true. Lot's of support from people who don't like him personally. Louisiana exit polls showed 16 percent said he was honest and trustworthy an d he received 41 percent of the vote.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Bollixed Mar 29, 2016 6:11 PM

1: It's a typical B.S. poll.

2: I know a LOT of women who don't like Hillary(!)

3: MANY lesbians don't even like HIllary(!)

bookofenoch's picture

I laughed out loud at the video of self righteous twats repeating pretty boring quotes. Imagine all the nasty things they say about Trump? Their Ex-husbands?

Not shocked. Don't care. Nothingburger.

Trump 2016

conscious being's picture

Nothingburger?  interesting vocabulary. Let me guess. You loved Donald's AIPAC speech?

According to Aaron Russo, a Jew, God bless him, the owners decided on women's sufferage and femmenism as policy when the realized half the population was not being taxed. Trump's a dog and Hitlery is a female dog. Like a wino on the way down, America has to crash to rock bottom before any possible reform or recovery can happen. In the meantime, enjoy the show. Speaking of show, who among you can say you watched Donald's speech to AIPAC and still believe he's good for America?

Clashfan's picture

Tongue waaayyyy up Izrahole's hole. And he still hasn't figured out who was dancing on 911.

conscious being's picture

Fluffers are trying to get a Trumpuphoria goin on ZH, but it will fade. TD puts up a lot of useless election pablum lately, but I understand about keeping the lights on and clicks are clicks.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Look at the tweets on #DaddyCruz & #CruzSexScandal and you will see majority female Trump supporters unleashing fury on the respective liars. I believe Trump has a very strong female base.


Did you ask the 'many lesbians' or did you poll the 'Many Lesbians' website? And do you see 'many lesbians' at the tractor parts store these days?

conscious being's picture

I once new some lesbian cucumber ranchers from northern Quebec. They were awesome. They rode tractors too.

STP's picture

No shortage of sex toys at that farm, that's for sure


That's code for wife will file for divorce if you don't vote Hillary, eh.

Normalcy Bias's picture

In this insane age, 'Yes' can be changed to 'I was raped' after regret sets in the day after, and the poor bastard could have his life ruined.

I pity the young men in university today. They'd better get a written, signed, notarized contract before having sex with a female student.

813kml's picture

It pays to film all encounters.

MoneyPowerWomen's picture

Keep that muthafckin dashcam on!

Normalcy Bias's picture

Gas, Grass, or Ass. Nobody Rdes for Free.

nuubee's picture

That's not enough. These days it can all be rescinded at any time, even afterwards she can say, "well, I didn't consent to this one thing he did..." and bam... sexual assault charge.

Overfed's picture

Admit nothing. Don't even brag to your buddies.

conscious being's picture

Buy a plane ticket. The whole world has not been destroyed yet.

Clockwork Orange's picture

Not to mention the whole women's lib game was promoted by the banksters.  Helps divide the family, create 2 income households, allow for uber-inflation and an increase to the tax base.

Ironically, the one who has the best data / presentations on the utter destruction of the traditional family unit where dad worked, mom stayed home and they had 4ish kids ... instead morphing into a time-crunched, expense stretched Xanax'd 'family' is ... Pocathontas herself, Liz Warren.

Go look at the %s that the traditional family used to spend in 1950s on 1) housing, 2) health care, 3) higher education etc. etc. etc. versus now.  Quite a bummer.

Again, the win goes to the banking cabal.  Thanks for playing suckers.  Enjoy NIRP.

knukles's picture

That bottom pic is phototshopped, and a crappy job at that.

OldPhart's picture

Yep, made that guy on the left look gay.

813kml's picture

Lindsey Graham sometimes gets starstruck.

CheapBastard's picture

This is organized and sponsoiered by the neocon right sponsored. These women will be the first to scream when groped by one of Hillery's rapefugees, or knockoutpunched by one of his sons.


So ... where were these women when Bush was bombing the crap out of innocent people in Eye-Rack? I guess their "principals" go only so far as the Handlers pay them to go.

conscious being's picture

CheapBastard - Trump is NeoCon central. Are you saying otherwise? If so, please go watch his AIPAC speech and see if light dawns on Marblehead.

JohnG's picture

You really think voting matters?????

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I once told a group of people close to retiring and receiving SS that it would be most equitable if they relinquished their right to vote. Simply because it was a conflict of interest. My God, mayhem broke out! Funny though, a few minutes earlier I had suggested welfare recipients be denied the privilege and they all wagged their heads in agreement.

Really, the whole thing was an interesting look a people's perspectives, biases and parochial attitudes which was rooted in selfishness and fear. What's in it for me?

I haven't voted in years because I finally came to the realization it was pointless. That others think they are being represented and their vote matters is the really tragedy.


Clashfan's picture

With no 911 truth, what's the point? Really?

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

If you think about it, is there anything that is absolutely true? The only truth is your awareness of the moment as you experience it. All else is thoughts, beliefs,ideas, faith and memories. It changes constantly. Everything is impermanent and we cling to anything that makes us feel safe. The wise know this is a trap and strive to avoid it. Otherwise your consciousness is sucked into the vortex and you lose yourself.


delacroix's picture

neither one of you have any power

GoldRulesPaperDrools's picture

Very well said, good show! :)

Felix da Kat's picture

The purpose of polls is to manipulate public sentiment; e.g Reagan's poll numbers suggested he had no chance of beating Carter in 1980... it was a landslide (Media strongly opposed Reagan). The Homosexually-controlled CNN and its polling is especially suspect as they are dead-set against a president Trump... CNN desperately wants the uber-lesbian, Hillary Clinton to lead the nation (Gay-activist Anderson Cooper is the darling poster boy of CNN).

Son of Loki's picture

Low energy Jeb can't take his wicked beating like a man, and needs to hire a bunch of women to try to smear The Donald.


Professional protesters ... it's a booming profession !

daveO's picture

@nuubee. In the last 40 years, natural male behavior has slowly been criminalized to cater to the women. See all the sex crimes created. Now, the Dem's are using the schools to brainwash young males into becoming women(transgendered). At this pace, males will be outlawed before another 40 years. Donald Trump will look like a choir boy to the future radicalized male. 

NidStyles's picture

Blame the Merchants, they were frustrated with men not buying more shoes than they needed.

McCormick No. 9's picture

The vote should be restricted to male property owners. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) McCormick No. 9 Mar 29, 2016 5:38 PM

Real property owners.

knukles's picture

Real men who own real property.  No girlie boys.