Trump Launches Racist, Sexist Attacks on Maxine Waters and Elizabeth Warren

[Content Note: Racism; sexism; rape joke.]

Last night, at another one of his Make America Clap for Me Again rallies in Great Falls, Montana, Donald Trump launched vile attacks against two of his most persistent critics: Rep. Maxine Waters and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Not for the first time, Trump went after Waters by taking a dig at her intellect:

Transcript: I said it the other day, yes, she is a low IQ individual, Maxine Waters. I said it the other day. High — I mean, honestly, she's somewhere in the mid-60s, I believe.

[The crowd roars with laughter.]
And, also not for the first time, Trump went after Warren by taking a dig at her heritage, then amped it up by making a reference to sexual assault which mocks survivors:

Transcript: [to audience laughter throughout] So who's gonna cover — they're gonna cover Bernie? Hey! They're gonna cover, like, Sleepy Joe Biden? They're gonna cover Pocahontas?! Think of it. Think of it. She of the great tribal heritage. What tribe it is? "Uh, let me think about that one." Meantime, she's based her life on being a minority.

Pocahontas! They always want me to apologize for saying it. And I hereby — oh no, I want to apologize; I'll use tonight. Pocahontas, I apologize to you! I apologize. To you, I apologize. To the fake Pocahontas, I won't apologize.

No, it's causing her problems. You know, that name's good. Because now even the liberals are saying, "Take a test! Take a test!" You know, I'll tell ya — I shouldn't tell ya, 'cause I like not to give away secrets, but this one: Let's say I'm debating Pocahontas, right? I promise you I'll do this. I will take — you know those little kits they sell on television for two dollars? "Learn your heritage!" Guy says, "I was born in Scotland." It turns out he was born in Puerto Rico! That's okay. It's good. You know. Guy says, "I was born in Germany." Well, he wasn't born in Germany; he was born someplace else.

I'm gonna get one of those little kits, and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she's of Indian heritage, because her mother said she has high cheekbones — that's her only evidence; that her mother said she has high cheekbones — we will take that little kit and say — But we have to do it gently. Because we're in the Me Too generation. So we have to be very gentle.

[mimes tossing a DNA kit at Warren] And we will very gently take that kit, and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn't hit her and injure her arm. Even though it only weighs probably...two ounces!

And we will say, "I will give you a million dollars, to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian." You know. [audience cheers] And let's see what she does, right? I have a feeling she will say no. But we'll hold that for the debates.

Do me a favor — keep it within this room? 'Cause I don't want to give away any secrets. And the press is very honorable; they won't — [points at press] Please don't tell her what I just said. [laughter]
I don't have anything to say in response to this vile man and his gross attacks beyond what I already said on Twitter: How about no one lectures me about civility ever the fuck again.

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