Donald Trump, Republican presidential hopeful and overall source for cable comedy acts, gave another of his bombastic speeches to a packed ballroom in New Hampshire. During this 45 minutes of what I like to call “Where’s the Logic?”, Trump offered his thoughts on burkas. Basically, he believes that women who must wear burkas have it easier than their uncovered counterparts because they don’t have to worry about makeup.
According to a report from The Boston Globe, The Donald recently spoke for 45 minutes at a New Hampshire rally before he popped in on NBC’s “Today” show. As the Republican front-runner in New Hampshire, Trump put on the swagger, entering the ballroom to the rock anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister. During his speech, Trump said burkas beat makeup.
The transcendently idiotic Trump got tepid applause from his supporters as he railed on about not wasting United States’ resources to free women from their local requirements of wearing burkas. The packed house at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club didn’t seem all that impressed.
Regarding the requirements for burkas, Trump said, “They want to. What the hell are we getting involved for?” He continued by stating that women who wear burkas have it easier than their uncovered counterparts. “You don’t have to put on make-up. . . . Wouldn’t that be easier? I tell ya, if I was a woman…” at this point he paused to run his hand over his face signifying a burka, “I’m ready darling, let’s go.”
Seriously? Yup. How anyone with half a functioning brain can possibly think this man is qualified to lead a nation is utterly beyond me. His opinion is that bravado is necessary to lead the U.S. How about a firm grasp of human rights issues, foreign policy and oh, I don’t know, diplomacy?
It’s also ironic that a man who obviously devotes a great deal of time to his own appearance (note the hair and that kumquat complexion) should be so much in favor of women saving time by not applying makeup. One also notes the absence of the natural, non-makeup look amongst the women with whom Trump has been associated.
Sadly, it seems that all Trump can do is grandstand and pander to lowest-common-denominator voters who believe that isolationism and ‘Murican extremism will solve the country’s problems.
If, by some stroke of cosmic bad humor, The Donald becomes The President, I’ll be reporting to you from my new home in Vancouver.