Donald Trump Thinks Women Wear Burquas So They Don’t “Need” Makeup

Donald Trump, a ridiculous person who is somehow running for President, decided to weigh in on burquas this Monday at a press event in New Hampshire. Because sure, why not?

It actually started out with him saying something fairly rational — that the US goes into other countries and demands they comply with our idea of “freedom,” which they are not always so into. Fair. He brought up the burqua, saying that he’d seen women from these countries on television saying “We want to wear them, we’ve worn them for thousands of years. Why would anyone tell us not to?” Also fair! And something I happen to agree with!

But then, being Donald Trump, he had to add a little pizzazz! He couldn’t just leave it at that! He had to start going on about how he thought it would probably be convenient for a woman to wear a burqua because then she doesn’t have to wear makeup.

“Fact is, it’s easier. You don’t have to put on makeup. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn’t it be easier? Right? Wouldn’t that be easy? I tell ya, if I was a woman–I don’t want to–I’d be like, bwah [gesturing the burqa], ‘I’m ready, darling, let’s go.’ It’s true!”

Clearly, this was his attempt at a joke. Huh.

[NYTimes]