The qualities Mr. Trump seeks in his romantic partners are remarkably retro. Melania Trump is a former model with her own QVC jewelry line and skin care brand who emphasizes that her role as a mother comes before all else; Mr. Trump has spoken disparagingly of working women, does little in the way of child care, and expects women to be more aesthetically appealing than intellectually substantive. “We know our roles,” his wife has said. “I didn’t want him to change the diapers or put Barron to bed.” Mr. Trump agrees: “I won’t do anything” to take care of the children, he told Howard Stern in 2005. “I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids.” By contrast, Mr. Trump took out a campaign ad featuring Ivanka, and said of her: “I am so proud of Ivanka. She is a terrific person, a devoted mother and an exceptional entrepreneur.”

It can feel unfair to criticize political spouses, who are often dragged into the spotlight only because of whom they married. Mr. Trump, though, is running for office, making his treatment of women — personal and political — as relevant as his treatment of his employees or business partners. The distinctions between the Clinton marriage and the Trumps’ reflect an uncomfortable evolution also happening in homes across the United States. In the past half-century, American women have undergone a transformation in roles, and married couples now look a lot more like the Clintons — or Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner — than whatever traditional view of women and home life that Mr. Trump holds: Most women work outside the home full time, and men increasingly marry women who are their educational and professional equals.

Yes, yes, quite. Melania only speaks 6 languages, how terrible an indictment of her intellect and application that is.

It’s also entirely terrible that her career, sure it was in modelling but she did well with it, was before she married and didn’t depend in the slightest upon her husband’s pull or contacts.

Oh Woes, how unfeminist, right?

17 thoughts on “Sigh”

  1. Every lying sack of shit in the World version 3.0.

    What next–everyone on Earth is breathing in snot molecules which Trump has breathed out?

  2. and married couples now look a lot more like the Clintons

    You mean with the husband shagging the intern behind wifey’s back?

    I can’t believe somebody is actually using the Clinton’s marriage as an example of…well, anything.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    married couples now look a lot more like the Clintons

    No wedding list is complete without its mandatory humidor.

  4. Hillary hired private detectives to intimidate her husband’s rape victims. THAT’S their exemplar?? The mind boggles.

  5. As an everyday married couple, MrsBud has been happy to ignore my semen stains on every blue dress (and not a few red and black ones) in the district in pursuit of her desire to be President of the Nether Shaggington & District Fanciers Club.

  6. “Why Men Want to Marry Melanias”

    Possibly because merely a sly look at Melania is likely to give you a stocking boner?

    Whereas in the presence of the likes of Jill Filipovic, a good 15 minutes of frantic manual or oral activity and ideally a couple of blue pills taken a while before in preparation are still only going to result in a semi-on, although the degree of tumescence might be improved by use of a couple of paper bags?

  7. “than whatever traditional view of women and home life that Mr. Trump holds: Most women work outside the home full time, and men increasingly marry women who are their educational and professional equals.”

    This reminds me of an Eddie Murphy skit on Raw about Johnny Carson’s wife

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKB77cLGqI

    Why the fuck would billionaire Donald Trump care about his wife having a job or not? Sure, maybe she wants to do a job, maybe she wants to have some hobbies, but it’s not like you’re thinking “shit, I’d like to know that I’m going to live in a nice house and be able to drive a beemer”. You’ve got a billion dollars. Your only objective in seeking out a wife is pretty/hard body/freak in bed.

  8. “Your only objective in seeking out a wife is pretty/hard body/freak in bed.”

    Maybe yours. Apparently Trump’s objectives in choosing a spouse have been somewhat more.

    Or if otherwise, how did Trump’s children by two different spectacular mothers turn out to be such fine young adults who obviously love and respect their parents?

    Don’t forget the Trump kids have never been fodder for gossip pages (other than leftist political trash columns I mean).

    I think it’s clear that from the start of his first marriage, Trump paid serious attention to raising good kids. that’s not always true of the super rich. But it seems to be true for Trump.

  9. “married couples now look a lot more like the Clintons”

    Only if you write for the NY Times. In the world outside your self-imposed 50m diameter bubble, you are talking bollocks.

  10. Re: John Fembup

    Absolutely – Trump’s kids have a fantastic reputation.

    And as for the vast majority slagging off Melania.. well thats just jealousy. Women of her looks, men for not getting to fuck her…

  11. This is another example of Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism:

    The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

  12. “And as for the vast majority slagging off Melania.. well thats just jealousy. Women of her looks, men for not getting to fuck her…”

    Well, I’m not exactly expert on this point, but I have never met or heard of a man who despises another through jealousy because he is with a fine looking woman (or fit looking bird), unless he thinks he’s in with a chance with her too. Orherwise the worst you’ll hear is a grumpy “lucky bigger” but that’s it.

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