Politics

The Way Trump Supporters Are Using Sex to Sell America on Trump

August 2nd 2016

By:
Almie Rose

There are hoards of Trump supporters and Republicans who seem to believe that the only way to defeat their opponents is with ... hotness?

babes for trump

One perfect example of this is Babes for Trump.

#BabesForTrump is a hashtag-turned-Twitter account-turned-movement that appeals to voters using as little substance as possible: photos of attractive women.

 

A photo posted by Rump for Trump (@rumpfortrump) on

 

A photo posted by @babes_for_trump on

"Still haven't found a single #teamhillary babe that is even close to the #teamtrump babes," is the caption for one Babes for Trump photo. What does that have to do with anything? If this person deemed a Hillary supporter to be as attractive as a Trump supporter, would that change whom he would vote for?

And it's not enough to declare their hotness: They also have to tear down their opponents by mocking their appearance.

conservative vs liberal women

The argument seems to be: Because Donald Trump has an attractive family, he is superior and worthy of the presidency.

Also: Because some of Trump's supporters are attractive, they are winning.

Are they simply following Trump's lead?

The bizarre reasoning is not surprising when you consider that Trump uses (perceived) attractiveness as a weapon. When he disagreed with rival Ted Cruz, he retweeted an unflattering meme about Cruz's wife, Heidi.

Trump also has a history of making questionable comments about women, such as Arianna Huffington. Here's one of them:

Then there's Trump's yearslong feud with Rosie O'Donnell, in which he insulted the comedian and actress on talk shows and on Twitter, focusing on her appearance. He called her "a fat pig" and worse. Trump is so well-known for insulting women's looks that it was an actual topic of discussion during a Republican debate, raised by Fox host Megyn Kelly:

KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?

TRUMP: I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.

Trump told Esquire magazine in 1991: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."

[H/T Huffington Post]