Fox contributor says Trump can't be a misogynist because he also insults men
Mollie Hemingway: "If you’re in his orbit, his shtick will be that he insults you if you're opposed to him. That happens to men, that happens to women"
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From the July 2 edition of Fox News’ MediaBuzz:
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HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): Let's get on to this facelift tweet. By the way, Mika Brzezinski, saying she didn’t have any facelift, she had a little skin tightened on her neck. It's unanimous, the media say this crossed the line, president shouldn’t have done it, it’s really bad. At the same time, she and [Joe] Scarborough been relentlessly attacking her, your thoughts. Attacking him, excuse me.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: And also though, the issue of whether he’s being particularly misogynistic or something, that just boggles the mind. It’s like you haven’t followed Donald Trump for years. He is like the Don Rickles of politics. If you’re in his orbit, his shtick will be that he insults you if you're opposed to him. That happens to men, that happens to women, and the idea that it only happens to women is just – it’s like, you can’t make that claim when we all watched the primary, we all watched the general, we know exactly how he operates.
KURTZ: Right, no, I’ve got a long list of insults that he's hurled against men, but there’s something about going after women’s looks that obviously gets a lot of people upset.
KURTZ: But you say it’s not sexist, he does this to both sexes -- both genders, I should say. But, does it remind people of the president’s slam against Megyn Kelly, "blood coming out of her wherever," and what he said about women on the Access Hollywood tape? In other words, is it self-destructive on that level?
HEMINGWAY: I don’t know. I mean, I think that people understand that he is an insulter. He goes after people, whether they are male or female.