Donald Trump Called Ted Cruz A Pussy, Just Like The Founding Fathers Would Have, Says Spokesperson

At a campaign stop on Monday night, Donald Trump repeated an audience member’s assertion that Ted Cruz is a “pussy.” At first, fearing that the audience at large had not heard her astute observation, Trump called her to the stage to repeat it, and when it wasn’t loud enough, repeated it himself. Unsurprisingly, he has received no small amount of criticism for this move, being that it’s pretty gross for a person running for President to insult someone by calling them a part of the female anatomy.

The “pussy” comment itself was in reference to Saturday night’s debate, in which Ted Cruz said that while he would want to bring back waterboarding, a totally ineffective form of cruel and unusual punishment that is considered to be torture by international law, he wouldn’t want it in “widespread use.” Whereas Donald Trump excitedly stated that he would not only bring back waterboarding, but would bring back “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

Trump himself has said that he thinks what he did was fine, likening repeating this woman’s statement to a “retweet.” Given the Donald’s fondness for  retweeting White Nationalists, it hardly comes as a surprise that he thinks it’s totally fine to repeat crappy things and then go “Who me? I was just repeating what someone else said!”

Then, this morning on CNN’s New Day, Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson defended the comment by saying that it’s fine because Donald Trump isn’t “politically correct.”

“I really don’t think it’s news that Donald Trump is not politically correct, he did repeat what the voter said. You have the Donald Trump in the debates where he’s serious and subdued, and then you have the Donald Trump who is, when he is out with his supporters, he’s talking to them like he’s at a friend’s house. And this has been the same all way all through the campaign trail.”

It is of course necessary to note that what Trump and his people mean by “not being politically correct” is mostly just being a giant asshole who says crappy things and not wanting to be criticized for it. Certainly, this is a form of “political correctness” in its own right.

Pierson then explained that by saying this kind of crap, Donald Trump was actually behaving just like the Founding Fathers.

“When we look at the Founding Fathers and when they were competing, they said far worse things about each other. This is not nothing [sic] new. This is politics.”

Yeah, um. I’m not entirely sure that’s the best excuse for anything. They also owned slaves! Also, generally speaking, the President of the United States is expected to be able to act with more decorum than is expected at a frat party. I can’t stand Ted Cruz, but calling him a “pussy” is an insult to women everywhere.

[Raw Story]