Donald Trump responds to Madonna's inflammatory remarks made at the Women's March.
With his first week in office, Donald Trump has antagonized his political rivals to the fullest extent, though he seems to be more concerned with his celebrity foes. Speaking to Sean Hannity of Fox News, Trump had some harsh words for Madonna, calling her "disgusting." The remark followed Hannity's question about Madonna saying, "I thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" at the Women's March on Washington.
Here is the portion of Madonna's speech that contains the controversial comment that Hannity referenced:
"Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden wrote on the eve of World War II: ‘We must love one another or die. I choose love.’”
Here is what Trump had to say about her:
"Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt the whole cause. I thought her, and a couple of others. But I thought she was in particular—I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.”
In the early 90s, Trump is alleged to have posed as his own publicist, under the name John Miller, in order to leak rumors to the press about certain celebrity women who he claimed were interested in him. Madonna was one of them.
This is not the first time Trump has used this particularly disparaging adjective about a woman. At a rally in Dec. 2015, Trump referred to Hillary Clinton's bathroom break at a recent Democratic debate as "too disgusting" to talk about. At the same rally, he said that she got "schlonged" by Obama in the '08 Democratic primary. He also notably called her a "nasty woman" during the final presidential debate.
Trump exchanged insults with another superstar female earlier this month, while he was still the president-elect. He called Meryl Streep "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood" in response to her Oscars speech, during which she lamented his alleged mocking of a disabled reporter.