A recent social media post by possible presidential candidate Donald Trump has instigated a wave of criticism online despite the fact that the offending post was since deleted. (Scroll down to see the post.) Screenshot images of the offending tweet, in which Trump posited that “Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband,” have appeared across the Internet in recent days, including in a Talking Points Memo article that offered some background information.
Twitter user Sawyer Burmeister reportedly posted the comment first before similarly deleting it amid backlash. According to a Trump spokesperson cited by Raw Story, one of 10 staffers posted the comment to his profile; and, as soon as Trump saw the post, he opted to delete it.
Business Insider’s coverage of the post led many readers – even those actively opposed to a Hillary Clinton presidency – to chastise Trump.
“Wow,” one reader wrote. “So if a woman can’t make it in bed, she can’t make it anywhere?”
Others saw fit to call the business mogul out on his own romantic issues.
“The Donald has been divorced numerous times,” one comment stated, “which brings to mind an old quote about throwing stones and glass houses. I doubt his ex-wives left him because he was awesome in bed.”
Some saw such rhetoric as a troubling indicator that civil political discourse is a thing of the past.
“Sad how in America today the gentle voice of truth and sanity is increasingly being forced off the public podium in favor of a horrible cacophonous din of arrogance, money loving, intolerance and outright lies,” a reader insisted. “Thats [sic] why unsavory psychopathic figures like Trump get to spout their crap and actually get an audience, oh well.”
Of course, a few were willing to give Trump credit for what many saw as a clumsy partisan attack. One reader suggested the Clintons’ is a “marriage based on political ambition.”
The outspoken executive has sparked controversy with his words in the past; however, as he prepares to announce whether he intends to seek the GOP nomination in 2016, it remains to be seen how – if at all – his penchant for candor might impact him on the campaign trail.
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