And the internet is face palming...
Donald Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, making us face-palm on the regular.
The president of the United States never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake and making friends with Putin to him getting trolled by JK Rowling and his controversial tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (claiming she worked for him on multiple occasions), the past few months have been no exception.
This week however the president garnered some eye rolls for making a sexist joke at his wife’s expense. Not surprised? Us neither.
Explaining in a press conference how he had found himself in a difficult situation after shutting down the government, he recalled his struggle to greet the Clemson University football team on Monday, as he was unable to access food for them.
‘So I had a choice,’ he recalled. ‘Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown, or do we give you some little quick salads that the First Lady will make along with the Second Lady — they’ll make some salads. And I said, you guys aren’t into salads.’
He continued: ‘Or do I go out and send out for about 1,000 hamburgers, Big Macs.’
Yes, surprise, surprise - it was the latter.
But it wasn’t the ordering of the fast food that incensed Twitter, instead it was the sexist joke about Melania and Karen Pence making salads.
‘Trump shouldn’t talk about the First Lady in that way,’ insisted political analyst Joan Walsh. ‘We aren’t all here to make salads for men.’
CNN anchor Erin Burnett agreed, explaining, ‘This is one of those things where sometimes what people say when they’re being funny exposes exactly who they are and what they think.’
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