LIMBAUGH: Trump Complimented Brigitte Macron Because Age Difference With Emmanuel Macron Is ‘UNUSUAL’

RUSH: All right, so here’s the story on Trump’s remark to the French first lady. It’s from the Reuters News Agency (they just despise Trump) and the headline is: “Australian Foreign Minister Criticizes Trump’s Remark to French First Lady — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday criticized comments by U.S. President Donald Trump on French first lady Brigitte Macron’s appearance. ‘You’re in such good shape,’ Trump was filmed on Thursday telling her during his first state visit to France.”

Okay, now, what in the world is…? I mean, what is so wrong with, “You’re in such good shape”? What if she had said that to him? That would have been a compliment, right? “You’re in such good shape!” Anybody who understands anything knows what Trump was doing. The fact that there is so much hand-wringing and vapors and gnashing of teeth over this is a terrific illustration of what is happening to our culture and how it is veering off track and is resulting in vast limitations of free speech. That’s what this is designed to do is to shut down any kind of speech that anybody — it can be one person — finds offensive.

Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister “told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, when asked whether she would be flattered or offended if the comment were directed at her. ‘I’d be taken aback, I think. It’s a rather interesting comment to make,’ she said.” It has been sexist to comment on a woman’s appearance since the late sixties, and certainly since the early seventies. It has been chauvinistic and sexist. It has been discriminatory. It has been insulting to comment on a woman’s appearance. Do not doubt me.

I came of age during this era. I have been figuratively slapped for making such observations. Such observations were, of course, an insult to the woman’s mind if you commented on her physical appearance or some such thing. Never mind women spend all this time making themselves look attractive and then you notice it and you’re in trouble. But as I said, I know what Trump is doing. The woman is 64; her husband is 39. In Realville, that’s unusual. (interruption) Wouldn’t you have to agree? Don’t…? (interruption) Am I even wrong about this? Don’t…? (interruption)

Am I wrong about…? (interruption) They… (interruption) No. (sigh) No, no. No, no. (interruption) You’re confusing coyotes with… (interruption) No. No, no, no. This Brigitte is not a coyote. You’re getting your things mixed up there. Don’t make me explain this. I’ll have no hope the rest of the day if you make me straighten this one out. What you’re thinking of “coyote ugly,” and that’s a whole different thing. That’s not what this is. Ugly is not… (interruption) That’s what Trump was saying. She looks good, good shape. Look, he goes over there knowing this guy’s 39 and his wife is 64. What do you think…? (interruption) Well…

(interruption) Oh, you might think she’s a cougar. But in whatever world Trump lives in, that’s unusual. You don’t run across that very often. And Trump, I am sure, was trying to be complimentary in his own way that nobody understands. Nobody really understands manners and humility and thoughtfulness, awareness, and when you start talking situational awareness? It is dumbfounding to me how so many people have zip, zero, nada situational awareness. It’s almost akin to having no curiosity, not being able to critically think to not having situational awareness.

Trump does, and for some reason he thought… I guarantee you he thought he was being complimentary. But everybody thinks Trump was purposely trying to be insulting or was insulting without knowing because he’s such a pig. And so no benefit of the doubt exists here, and that’s what this is about.

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