Clinton’s new ad is probably the best one so far. It hammers home one particular aspect of Trump’s psychosis with a nimble yet undeniable force. That aspect being, of course, his extreme disregard for women. Everything said in the entire 55 seconds of the ad is either coming from Trump himself or those around him. And you walk away from the experience feeling like doesn’t even see women as people. Or perhaps that in another life he could have been some sort of sexual predator.
The ad begins with an interview Trump did recently on the Doctor Oz show. In the clip Oz asks him if he regrets any of the unfortunate things he’s said about women over the years. And his short but telling response goes on to repeat for the rest of the ad while you watch some of the most horrible things he’s ever said or done. “We’re all having fun together,” Trump says,”we’re having fun.”
The impression given, I think, is that Trump is somehow broken. Like the bully on the playground who’s acting out the same sort of abuse he sees at home. Trump is sort of locked in this permanent childhood state where he stumbles around the world damaging women– and having fun doing it.
The immediate next scene is his famous jab at Megyn Kelly, where he tried to blame her journalistic integrity on mere menstruation. Then we hear an audio recording where he describes one woman’s boob job on national television as being “like two light posts sticking out of her body.” Then on to the interview where he comments on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s weight: “Obviously this is someone who likes to eat.”
Then we’re shown perhaps the most disturbing clip where a former employee describes an encounter with Trump after she tried to take a break to use a breast pump. She claims that Trump yelled at her and shook his finger in her face. “You’re disgusting,” he said. He’s also shown to have said that “a flat chested person has a hard time being a 10.” Finally laughing in a Howard Stern interview when he’s asked if he treats women with respect. “I can’t say that either,” Trump snorts.
All of this while in the background that same mantra: “we’re having fun together; we have fun.” If it doesn’t strike you as eerie the first time through try watching it a couple times in succession. The point is obvious and I’m not sure that I believe this is all politics. There really is something creepy about the way this man sees women–something predatory.
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