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Dutchess_lll's avatar

Why does Trump think Biden selecting a female running mate is an insult to all men?

Asked by Dutchess_lll (8708points) 1 month ago

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KNOWITALL's avatar

I think he’s simply saying, in his weird way with words, that Biden picking a female and stating so openly so far in advance, could be viewed as reverse sexism.

March primary—
“If I’m elected president, my — my cabinet, my administration will look like the country,” Biden said in response to a question about how a Biden administration would handle women’s issues. “And I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’ll pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/08/false-ad-about-bidens-vp-pick/

Pandora's avatar

I agree with @KNOWITALL that maybeTrump is talking about reverse sexism but I do believe he’s just trying to get men who may be pro a female VP to be disgusted enough to vote for Trump. As if in the middle of a pandemic and unprecedented unemployment numbers people are worried that Biden chose a woman. Trump is just grabbing at anything and tossing it to see what will stick.

Demosthenes's avatar

I don’t think it’s an “insult to men” (obvious baiting on Trump’s part), but I do question the choice of a running mate on identity alone. I’d like to live in a world where candidates aren’t obligated to choose certain people based on their gender or race.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Pandora I don’t blame her for taking it and I hope she does well if she gets the chance, but for me, it would still sting a little bit. Feminism is based on equality!

Biden could have just said he’d pick the best candidate period, without qualifiers. Maybe someday these people will stop using women for their own agenda’s.

Inspired_2write's avatar

”.....insult to all men?”
Note: Only to insecure men its a threat.

Pandora's avatar

@KNOWITALL At the time all the men were being asked if they would commit to have a female VP is chosen. That was a life or death question. To be vague would mean possibly losing a big chunk of the women vote. I thought the question was unfair and cornered the candidates. So it left them all with saying they would except for Bernie who said he would commit to having someone younger than him. They all chose different ways to say it and some were vague, saying that they believe it would be problematic not to have gender equally represented on the ticket but pretty much the same thing.

I look at it this way. Women turn out to vote higher than men and yet there has never even been a woman VP. It’s time we actually had a woman representing women.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Pandora I get it, truly I do. And I agree, it’s unfair to ask in that way.

Someday I’d like to hope we’ll see something more equal, like this:
“If I’m elected president, my — my cabinet, my administration will look like the country.”

mazingerz88's avatar

Does trump really believe that? Maybe. Only dumb and sexist men would buy that BS. Sounds like another stupid political rhetoric that works only for idiots.

kritiper's avatar

Trump is looking for any reason at all to bash his opponents. It’s kinda like him saying “You shoulda picked a white man so you would surely lose the election.” (What a douche!)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@Demosthenes…however in the history of our nation we have been ruled by people based on their gender and race. White males (except for Obama.) It never needed to be specified. It was “just known.”
Yes he chose a woman of color who is completely competent for the position.
Breaking barriers is always awkward.
I can’t help but think Biden isn’t 100% comfortable with it himself, but too smart and professional to show it.

jca2's avatar

Trump can surprise us all by dumping Pence and picking a woman to be his VP, too.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

If he does there is no way he can stop himself from insulting his “Nasty VP” on Twitter!

KNOWITALL's avatar

@jca2 It could be the winning move, frankly. Even Republicans value a womans political pull now…although I’d hope for better than Palin. Haha!

Aster's avatar

Link to Trump saying, “an insult to all men.? Doesn’t sound like Trump. Also sounds like a POTUS who wants to lose votes if he said such a ridiculous thing.

LostInParadise's avatar

@Aster , Check here. Technically, he did not say that it was an insult to all men, but that some people may feel that way. Not him, of course, because we all know how non-prejudiced he is.

Aster's avatar

^^^^^^^^. Joe Biden implied that poor kids are all non-white. “We should challenge students in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Aster's avatar

Biden on Senator Barack Obama. “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

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