For months and months we have been told, “Oh HELL NO Lord CheetoPuff Trump isn’t sexist! He has women working for him.” And we have cited specific examples of Trump being the textbook fucking definition of sexist.
- “And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” (Ind)
- Hillary Clinton lacks “a presidential look, and you need a presidential look.”
- “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” (CNN)
- “A person who’s flat-chested is very hard to be a 10, OK?”
- “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
This could go on for days, but the point has been made.
Yesterday, transition jester Jason Miller explained how Don Not Juan makes his appointment decisions. They should look the part. WHOA. That does not sound shallow at all! Maybe he spent too much time staring at nekkid underage girls backstage at beauty pageants, or perhaps he just has zero human decency. It could be both.
“Presentation is very important because you’re representing America not only on the national stage but also the international stage, depending on the position,” said Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller.
To lead the Pentagon, Trump chose a rugged combat general, whom he compares to a historic one. At the United Nations, his ambassador will be a poised and elegant Indian American with a compelling immigrant backstory. As secretary of state, Trump tapped a neophyte to international diplomacy, but one whose silvery hair and boardroom bearing project authority. (WaPo)
It resembles a casting call for a television show more than job interviews for serious positions in government. This may help to explain why most of his appointees seem absurd considering their lack of experience in the fields for which they have been chosen, or in anything remotely resembling them.
Those closest to Mr. Not At All Sexist just accept that he will not hire someone if he thinks they are not attractive enough.
“That’s the language he speaks. He’s very aesthetic,” said one person familiar with the transition team’s internal deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “You can come with somebody who is very much qualified for the job, but if they don’t look the part, they’re not going anywhere.”
That is so comforting, seriously. When a World War Three breaks out, because these fools have no fucking clue what they are doing, at least the person who gives the press conference from the Alt-White House will be aesthetically pleasing.
I will leave this with what is perhaps the best paragraph I have read in quite some time.
People close to Trump said he has been eager to appoint a telegenic woman as press secretary or in some other public-facing role in his White House — both because he thinks it would attract viewers and would help inoculate him from the charges of sexism that trailed his presidential campaign.
Yes. You read that correctly.
Welcome to the Trump Years.