President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to lash out at MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski with comments that even Republicans denounced. Trump’s critics also quickly pounced on them, calling them sexist as they reminded many of the past insults Trump has lobbed at women. Specifically, they sounded awfully similar to Trump’s infamous “bleeding out of her wherever” comment about former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.
Trump, who has been married three times, has had a history of making crude remarks about women. His infamous Access Hollywood tape nearly sank his campaign. In that 2005 video, Trump was heard telling former Access host Billy Bush that you can grab women “by the p***y” and “you can do anything” when you’re famous. Trump consistently brushed the tape off as “locker room talk.” While Bush lost his job and his career, Trump was elected President just a month after the tape was released.
Here’s a look at the insults Trump has made towards women, just in the past two years.
August 8, 2015: Megyn Kelly Had ‘Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever’
After a Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump called in to CNN to complain about Megyn Kelly, who was moderating the debate and asked Trump about his past sexist comments about women. He told CNN, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes… Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Trump said that “wherever” in his comment meant Kelly’s nose.
Before this incident, Trump insulted Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, by retweeting a meme that compared her to Melania Trump. The tweet still exists. Trump also threatened to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife.
August 16, 2015: Heidi Klum is ‘No Longer a 10’
Just a few days later, Trump told the New York Times that he didn’t think German supermodel Heidi Klum is a “10” any longer. “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10,” the then-Republican candidate said.
Klum responded with a Twitter video where she had a “10” ripped off her chest to reveal a “9.99.”
The Carly Fiorina Insults
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina was the only female Republican presidential candidate. Her campaign failed to get any traction, but she was in it long enough to get Trump’s attention.
First, he told Rolling Stone that he didn’t think anyone would vote for her just because of her looks.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” Trump said. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
During a debate in November, Trump asked, “Why does she keep interrupting everybody?” Several people on Twitter called that sexist.
March 2016: Mocking Michelle Fields
In March 2016, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was arrested for battery for allegedly grabbing former Brietbart reporter Michelle Fields in Florida. Throughout the last week of the month, Trump mocked Fields.
Fields insisted that her story never changed.
Then, Trump asked if he could press charges against Fields.
And he also wondered why she was touching him as he left the news conference.
Trump and his campaign supported Lewandowski, and he continued to mock Fields during TV interviews, The Telegraph noted. “Oh my arm is killing me. It has never been the same,” he said in a mocking tone. During a CNN town hall, he said, “Give me a break” while talking about the incident.
March 30, 2016: There Should Be ‘Some Form’ of Punishment for Abortion
During a town hall in Wisconsin, Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he agreed that there should be “some form of punishment” for a woman who gets an abortion. Trump didn’t have an idea on what that punishment should be. Trump’s campaign clarified his remarks, saying that Trump meant to say that if abortion is outlawed, the doctor should be punished.
“I didn’t mean punishment for women like prison. I’m saying women punish themselves. I didn’t want people to think in terms of ‘prison’ punishment. And because of that I walked it back,” Trump told the New York Times in May 2016.
Throughout the Campaign: Hillary Clinton is an ‘Enabler’
Throughout the campaign, Trump frequently criticized Hillary Clinton as an “enabler,” allowing President Bill Clinton to have extramarital affairs.
This all came to a head when Trump appeared with women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault the day before a debate in October and then invited them to attend. Trump invited four women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. During the campaign, Trump denied accusations from dozens of women that he sexually assaulted them.
September 2016: Calling Alicia Machado ‘Miss Piggy’
In September 2016, Alicia Machado, the winner of the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, became a supporting player in the campaign. Trump once called her “Miss Piggy” and refused to apologize, even when Clinton brought this up in one of the debates.
Around the time Access Hollywood tape surfaced, several other odd moments from Trump’s life surfaced. There was that 1992 video, where he was caught on tape saying he was going to date a 12-year-old girl in 10 years. The Associated Press reported a few weeks before the Access tape leaked that Trump personally rated beauty pageant contestants by the size of their breasts.
October 20, 2016: He Calls Clinton a ‘Nasty Woman’
Towards the end of the last presidential debate, Trump stunned viewers by calling Clinton “such a nasty woman” while she was trying to respond to the moderator. Earlier in the same debate, Trump said, “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
January 9, 2017: Meryl Streep is ‘Over-Rated’
During Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe acceptance speech, the three-time Oscar winner criticized Trump without ever naming him. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose,” Streep said.
Trump responded with a Tweet storm.
June 27, 2017: Telling Caitriona Perry She Has a ‘Nice Face’
In a bizarre moment just a few days ago, Trump stopped his phone call with the new Irish PRime Minister to tell RTE reporter Caitriona Perry that she has a “nice face.” Perry called the moment “bizarre.”
“She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well,” Trump told Ireland’s new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
June 29: Mika Brzezinski ‘Was Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’
In the above two tweets just posted today, Trump attacked the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. The two, who were once criticized for getting too cozy with Trump, have been critical of the Administration lately. Trump claims Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when they met at Mar-A-Lago on New Year’s Eve. Brzezinski responded with a joke that references Trump’s “little hands.”
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