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In today’s interview with Hillary Clinton, Terry Gross asks about when Trump said at a rally how it was “disgusting” that Clinton went to the bathroom during a break in their third debate.
TERRY GROSS: But what did it mean to you that Donald Trump thought that the idea of you using the ladies’ room was “disgusting,” something that he couldn’t even think about, absolutely disgusting. What did that say to you?
HILLARY CLINTON: It said to me that this is a very emotionally strange man. That that would even, No. 1, cross his mind, and No. 2, that he would share it at a rally, that he thought it would endear him or motivate the supporters he had at a rally.
Look, I don’t pretend to be a psychiatrist and to try to figure out what goes on in his head, but if you, and you’re right to point this out, if you just give it a few moments’ thought, really, what was that about? He sexualizes women. He objectifies women. He’s more than happy to comment on what women look like and whether they’re too thin or too fat or whatever his particular obsession might be.
But what about women who use restrooms? (Which is all of us) What about women who give birth? (Which is many of us?) What about women who have all kinds of physical parts of their life? It said to me, No, I can’t be bothered, I can’t even think about that. I want to see you in a low-cut dress. I want to see you in a bathing suit. I want to see whether you fit my standards. And I thought it was incredibly weird.