Forget the wage gap, reproductive rights and paid maternity leave—the biggest issue affecting women is how to skip doing makeup, and Donald Trump has found a solution. The Republican presidential candidate shared this nugget of wisdom on the campaign trail: Wearing a burka is actually “easier” for women because “you don’t have to put on makeup.”
Do you hear that sound? It’s the collective sigh of women everywhere who no longer have to be encumbered by their daily makeup application duties.
Trump referenced burkas at a rally in New Hampshire, while sharing his thoughts on the U.S. imposing Western democracy on Muslim countries. “I saw somebody say ‘We want [democracy] over there where the women don’t have to wear the you-know-what,” Trump said, gesturing the burka. “They want to! Fact is, it’s easier. You don’t have to put on makeup. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn’t it be easier? Right? Wouldn’t that be easy?” He added, “I tell ya, if I was a woman…I’d be like, bwah [gesturing the burqa] ‘I’m ready, darling, let’s go.’ It’s true!”
Trump managed to insult women and Muslims in one spectacularly tone-deaf comment. We can only hope Alexis Bittar adds this gem to its Trump Halloween store windows.
[via The Cut]