Really, Donald? "Great respect for women"?
Last night’s Presidential Town Hall was supposed to be an opportunity for the two nominees to take questions directly from undecided voters, debate serious issues and talk about how they’ll solve real problems for the American people.
But it’s hard to have a substantive, fact-based debate when one of the nominees is Donald Trump. We didn’t learn anything new about where he stands on the issues. We didn’t hear a sincere apology or see any sign of real regret for his disgusting comments about women. Instead, he had the nerve to say this:
“I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
Throughout this campaign, Trump hasn’t just insulted women, and people of color, and minorities, and people with disabilities, and prisoners of war, and Gold Star families. He’s also made a complete mockery of our entire political process. He’s turned our national discourse into something so ugly that parents across the country are telling their kids not to listen.
I ran for Congress because I was tired of seeing real problems take a back seat to endless partisan fighting and finger-pointing. I believed I could help make our politics and our government work better for the American people, and I still do. But with Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, I also believe the dignity of our political process is at stake in this election.