Trump’s latest lewd vulgar braggadocio about his attempted sexual conquests and how he gets his way with women because of his star status, is having serious fallout from hoards of his supporters and donors.
Prisoner of war hero and Arizona Republican senator John McCain says he won’t vote for Trump, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and 25 percent of Congress says they too will not support or campaign for Trump.
Many Republicans fear showing Trump support will rub off on them and cost them their re-election bids. And, they are probably right. Some donors are even asking for their money back.
Trump’s answer is to retaliate and trash-talk. He now says the shackles are off and he’s free to run his campaign the way he wants to, Trump style. But, were the shackles ever on?
Trump is right that being a star affords him a much greater advantage in dating and sexual conquest. Movie stars, music stars, politicians, and the wealthy do have a greater social advantage than the rest of us.
It works for men and women alike. How many young girls out there would love to have an unbridled night with Justin Bieber? How many older moms out there felt the same way about Paul Newman? Fame and money is attractive. It’s always been that way and will continue.
But the public is appalled at the lewd predatory words and acts Trump used to get his way. His latest word-reveal and actions are only the tip of the iceberg.
Sexually targeted women are coming forward, reporters are digging deep, and the worst is yet to come. We will see and hear it in the coming weeks.
When Trump started his public feud with Rosie O’Donnell and called her a fat pig, he had no idea that women would be his demise. American women come in all shapes and sizes; everybody gets a vote, not just the beautiful people.
We don’t like those who make fun of our physical attributes and we won’t tolerate those who do. According to most polls, the fat lady has already sung because Trump’s popularity is down too far to ever recover by Election Day.
As many predicted, Trump is his own worst enemy and he can’t stop being himself.
Tyler D. Cassell is a resident of Flushing.