Trump Probably Has No Real Policy Ideas About Women’s Health (Or Anything Else)

Donald Trump went on CNN’s “State of the Union” this weekend to try to address his comments about blood coming out of Megyn Kelly’s “wherever” as well as his record with women, claiming that “Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to,” as if there was practically any other way to take it. He claims he meant “nose” and “ears” (OK, sure, Trump, whatever you say), and, of course, refused to apologize. He also wound up making several vague, bizarre statements about his policy ideas regarding women, like:

“When you’re negative on women’s health, you can forget about it.”

And:

“I’m going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do, and it’s very important to me.”

And this is in addition to other vague, bizarre policy statements on women’s health, like this one from “Face the Nation”:

“Look, I am going to be very much up on the whole issue of women’s health. I mean, it’s very important. To me, it’s vital.”

And, just for good measure, an explanation from “This Week” about how much he values women in terms of the money they make for him and the money he pays them:

“I have many executives that are women. They are doing a phenomenal job. I pay them a tremendous amount of money. They make money for me.”

So, first, I’m starting to think that Donald Trump is a capitalist robot, incapable of empathy or understanding relationships except through the narrow lens of money. Second, what do these policy statements mean? Does he even have policy ideas? What would “you can forget about it” translate into regarding birth control or cancer screenings? What are these “things” that “no other candidate would be able to do” for women that Trump could? What does he mean by “being up” on women’s health – as in, he’ll read about it, or he’ll be positive about it, or … what? Can we mention the fact that he keeps saying “going to be,” as in “in the future,” as in “not right now,” as in the implication is that he isn’t “up on” – whatever that means – women’s health at the present moment? And given the fact that this is exactly the way he treats every issue, and not just women’s health, why is he still polling so well?

But the world is a mystery, and we’ll probably never know the answers to any of these questions. I’m pretty sure he’s in the race as a marketing campaign and not to answer questions, anyway.

[Chicago Tribune]

[ABC News]

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