“Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.” And now, “horseface.” These are just some of the hateful names President Donald Trump has called women.
Trump, who has a well-documented history of criticizing women for their looks – and making sexist remarks about them, went on the attack this morning, tweeting that Stormy Daniels has a “horseface.”
The insult was reminiscent of his attack on his former rival Carly Fiorina.
“Look at that face,” then-candidate Trump said of Fiorina in 2015. “Would anyone vote for that?”
“Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump continued. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
The Telegraph notes:
Louise Sunshine, who worked for Trump from 1973-1985, told the Washington Post that the billionaire kept a ‘fat picture’ of her in his desk drawer, that he would take out when she did something he didn’t like.
She said it was “a reminder that I wasn’t perfect” and added that she still remembers it today: “When I gain weight, I think of that picture.”
The President called Sunshine’s story “totally false and ridiculous.”
According to New York Magazine, in November 1992, Trump said that German gold-medal winning Olympic ice skater Katarina Witt was:
“Wonderful looking while on the ice but up close and personal, she could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker”.
On Larry King’s CNN show in 2007, Trump addressed Jolie’s falling out with her father Jon Voight, saying:
“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she’s not – I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she’s not.”
In 2012, Trump said Huffington Post editor and co-founder Arianna Huffington was “unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”
In 2016, Hillary Clinton accused Trump of having called 1996 Miss Universe winner and Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” after she won the Miss Universe pageant.
Trump responded by posting a series of comments on Twitter, saying Machado had increased in weight from 118 pounds to more than 160 pounds: “She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us.”
Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Trump has a long history of attacking broadcaster and author Mika Brzezinski on Twitter. Here are just a few of his attacks: “dumb as a rock”, “Crazy”, “low I.Q.”, “bleeding badly from a face-lift”, “had a mental breakdown while talking about me”, “crazy and very dumb”, “very insecure”, “not very bright”, “neurotic” and “wild with hate”.
He has attacked Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic senator for New York. In 2017 he wrote that Gillibrand was “someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them)”.
He said of the then Fox News host Megyn Kelly there was “blood coming out of her wherever.”
Trump has referred to Congresswoman Maxine Waters as “low IQ” at least seven times this year. At a recent campaign rally in Ohio, he called her “a seriously low-IQ person” before a cheering crowd.
In August, New York Times columnist Charles Blow, who is African American, wrote: “I believe that the fact that he so often attacks the intellectual capacity of women and minorities exposes a racial and gender bias, one that has a long history and a wide acceptance.”