Oct 16, 2017

A list of Trump's attacks on prominent women

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President Trump has been boasting to aides that he plans on replacing a total of four justices on the Supreme Court, according to reporting by Axios' Jonathan Swan. Trump has singled out two of the three female justices, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, for their perceived health issues.

Why it matters: This isn't the first time Trump has insulted or attacked prominent females, including reporters, political opponents, models and celebrities. And his most recent comments about Supreme Court justices come right in the middle of Harvey Weinstein's scandal involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault toward women.

Judicial figures

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Trump has speculated to aides that he will be able to replace a total of four Supreme Court judges, including RBG, saying "What does she weigh? 60 pounds?"

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Trump then claimed that the relatively recently-appointed Justice Sotomayor would be next."Her health," Trump explained. "No good. Diabetes." Sotomayor has opened up about her struggles with type-1 diabetes, but she's managed it successfully since childhood.

Political figures

Hillary Clinton: "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy the country?" And of course, "She doesn't have the look. She doesn't have the stamina."

Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!"

Elizabeth Warren: "Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice."

Heidi Cruz: Trump retweeted a side by side photo of Melania Trump along with an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, with the caption, "The images are worth a thousand words."


Mika Brzezinski: "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

Rosie O'Donnell: "Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'"

Megyn Kelly: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Trump also referred to her as a "bimbo."

Gail Collins claims that Donald Trump called her "dog and a liar" with "the face of a pig" when he came across an article she wrote and he disliked.

Katy Tur: Trump singled her out twice from the stages of rallies, calling her "little Katy," "a third rate journalist" and taunting, "Katy -- you're not reporting it, Katy."

Jennifer Lin got a call from Donald Trump after writing a story on his Atlantic City businesses: "The woman said hold for Mr. Trump. And then Mr. Trump began to yell at me. He told me I had s--- for brains. He told me I worked for a s----- newspaper and said what sort of s--- was I writing. I was stunned. He hung up."

Maureen Dowd from the New York Times: "Crazy Maureen Dowd, the wacky columnist for the failing @nytimes, pretends she knows me well--wrong!"


Katarina Witt: Trump said about the German gold-medal winning Olympic ice skater, "Wonderful looking while on the ice but up close and personal, she could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker."

Angelina Jolie: "I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not."

Anne Hathaway: "So when he had plenty of money, she liked him. But then after that, not as good, right?"

Cher: "@cher--I don't wear a "rug"—it's mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn't work."

Arianna Huffington: "@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision."


Heidi Klum: "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10."

Alicia Machado: Machado accused Trump of calling her "fat, "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping" after she won the Miss Universe pageant. Trump defended himself during the campaign when the story came out, saying, "She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us."


Ivana Trump: "I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?"


Louise Sunshine worked for Trump in the late '70s and early '80s and claimed Trump had a "fat picture" of her in his desk and would take out when she did something he didn't like as "a reminder that I wasn't perfect."

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World coronavirus updates

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Brazil registered on Monday for the first time more deaths from the novel coronavirus in a single day than the United States, Reuters notes. Brazil reported 807 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, compared to 620 in the U.S. for the same period.

By the numbers: Almost 5.5 million people have tested positive for the virus as of Monday, and more than 2.2 million have recovered. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world (over 1.6 million from 14.6 million tests). The U.K. is reporting over 36,900 deaths from the coronavirus — the most fatalities outside the U.S.

Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET: 5,490,954 — Total deaths: 345,962 — Total recoveries — 2,228,915Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET: 1,662,250 — Total deaths: 98,218 — Total recoveries: 379,157 — Total tested: 14,604,942Map.
  3. World: Italy reports lowest number of new cases since February — Ireland reports no new coronavirus deaths on Monday for the first time since March 21 — WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns.
  4. 2020: Trump threatens to move Republican convention from North Carolina — Joe Biden makes first public appearance in two months.
  5. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  6. Economy: New York stock exchange to reopen its floor on Tuesday — White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election — Charities refocus their efforts to fill gaps left by government.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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Details: Law enforcement stepped up beach patrols, and there were crowded scenes in several places, notably at Lake of the Ozarks bars in Missouri and at Daytona Beach and on the Gulf Coast in Florida, per AP. Police dispersed crowds in some places, ABC notes. But many Americans did take precautions against COVID-19 as they ventured outside for the long weekend, some three months after the pandemic began in the U.S.