Tongue in whose cheek?

In the latest news causing SurpriseOMeters to break all around the world, Trump shyly confides that he’s not a feminist. My god who could have seen that coming?!

In an interview airing Sunday, Trump unapologetically told British journalist Piers Morgan that he is not a feminist.

Morgan, a former “Celebrity Apprentice” winner, tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.”

Morgan continued: “He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.’ “

He’s such a kidder. He’s for himself. He’s a Donald First guy.

He’s also, of course, stupid and uninformed. Being a feminist ≠ being against men or being Not For men. Feminism doesn’t translate as “for women to the exclusion of everyone else.” But it’s silly even to bother pointing that out, because Morgan was trolling and Trump trolled back. Nobody on earth has ever thought Trump was a feminist.

Morgan’s announcement was a bit tongue in cheek, as the president’s words weren’t breaking news to anyone who has paid attention. Trump has repeatedly criticized the Women’s March and other initiatives protesting and critiquing his presidency on the basis that his policies and worldview harm women.

Trolling, in other words. It’s not a joke, it’s not “tongue in cheek” – it’s that the president of the US has noisy, vocal, explicit hostile contempt for women along with a history of assaulting them. That’s not actually funny.

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