Donald Trump just insulted a rival candidate based on her looks. Hello?

This is Donald Trump.

You might remember him from such promotional episodes as ‘Trump Steaks’ and the worst understanding of the Ebola crisis imaginable.

He’s currently running to be president of the United States, and is inexplicably doing quite well.

Inexplicably because one of his main tactics appears to be insulting women. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Trump is quoted as insulting the appearance of Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the Republican race.

While watching her on a news channel, he is reported as saying:

Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?

Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?

Just to clarify, yes, that is Donald Trump criticising the appearance of someone else.

Fiorina later spoke with Megan Kelly of Fox News, another woman who Trump decided to ill-advisedly tangle with.

“Maybe, just maybe, I’m getting under his skin a little bit because I am climbing in the polls,” Fiorina said.

In the same Rolling Stone interview, Trump, even more inexplicably, decided to repeat remarks from 2006 that he would consider dating his daughter if she wasn’t, um, his daughter.

Almost a decade ago, he said on The View of Ivanka Trump: "She does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.”

Fast forward almost ten years, and Trump now says of the 33-year-old:

She’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, you know, her father...


HT Rolling Stone

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