- Stef W. Kight
- Oct 16
A list of Trump's attacks on prominent women
Ben Margot, Carolyn Kaster, Andy Kropa, Steven Senne / AP
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.
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.
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."