Trump never grew up

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Barbara Ann White, Bal­ti­more

Since when is brag­ging about sex­u­ally as­sault­ing women a “mere dis­trac­tion” from real world prob­lems?

Don­ald Trump’s misog­y­nis­tic as­ser­tion that self-ag­gran­diz­ing por­tray­als of his ag­gres­sive vi­o­la­tions of women’s sex­ual pri­vacy are in­signif­i­cant shows he thinks that the last 50 years of struggle for women’s rights is mean­ing­less.

In 2005, when he was al­ready 59, Mr. Trump was still seek­ing to im­press men around him with boasts of dom­i­nat­ing women. To­day, he dis­misses his brags as “locker room talk.”

It is clear Mr. Trump’s misog­yny is in­te­gral to his char­ac­ter and that he has not out­grown it in the nor­mal course of ma­tu­rity. For him to say now that he in­tends to be­come “a bet­ter man” over the next 30 days would be laugh­able if it weren’t so fright­en­ing.

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