And it came to pass, barely seconds after he became the near-inevitable Republican presidential nominee, that Donald Trump began a gender war.
“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card,” Trump said in the aftermath of his five-state primary sweep Tuesday. “And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
Observers felt they discerned a distinct eye roll on the part of Chris Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, who was standing onstage behind the triumphant Trump. Her husband maintained his now-traditional demeanor of a partially brainwashed cult member.
People, why in the world do you think Trump went there?
A) He analyzed Clinton’s entire public career and decided her weakest point was the possibility of being the first female president.
B) He felt his unimpeachable record on feminist issues gave him the gravitas to bring the matter up early.