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Donald Trump Says "Pussy," Which Is One of the Least Awful Things He's Ever Said

A woman used the word to describe Ted Cruz at a rally, The Donald repeated it, and everyone's losing their minds.

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At a rally tonight in Manchester, NH that 

You can be a fascist, you just can't say "pussy."
Jason Keisling

reportedly drew over 5,000 people, Donald Trump used the word "pussy" onstage, leading to immediate declarations that Trump has finally gone too far. 

Mother Jones declared "Donald Trump Just Crossed a New Line in American Politics," Mashable called it "shocking," and even Trump himself mockingly called it "terrible."

The Republican frontrunner had been poking fun at his rival near the top of the polls, Sen. Ted Cruz (Tx.), for not being sufficently in favor of waterboarding (even though Cruz described the practice as "not torture" at Saturday's debate). 

A woman in the crowd reacted to Trump's characterization of Cruz as soft-on-torture by shouting "He's a pussy!" To which Trump reacted with, "You're not allowed to say…and I never expect to hear that from you again," then to the crowd he amplified her comments by repeating them, "She said he's a pussy."

The Hill reports:

"That's terrible, terrible," Trump said as the audience erupted into a mix of laughs and cheers and he threw his hands into the air and moved away from the microphone.

Trump continued by providing a mock "reprimand" of the woman in an effort to belay comparisons to a rally in September when he failed to correct a supporter who said President Obama was a Muslim and not an American. 

"For the press, this is a serious reprimand," Trump said after asking the audience if the woman could stay.

For the record, during this presidential electoral cycle Trump has called for the deportation of U.S. citizens born to undocumented immigrants, as well as a ban on Muslim immigration and Muslim American citizens returning to the country if abroard. He has also characterized Mexicans as "rapists," mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) for getting captured and enduring years of torture during his time serving his country in the Vietnam War, and has proudly declared, "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." 

Trump has said all that, but repeating a crude sexist euphemism used by a female supporter at a yuge rally on the eve of the first primary in the nation is a "new line in American politics."   

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  1. Mother Jones declared “Donald Trump Just Crossed a New Line in American Politics,” Mashable called it “shocking,”

    Concern trolling of the highest order. When did they not approve of nasty insults at Ted Cruz?

    mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) for getting captured and enduring years of torture during his time serving his country in the Vietnam War

    When did Reason not approve of this sort of attack on McCain?

    and has proudly declared, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

    Alas he might not be not wrong there. And I’m sure Hillary and Obama could say the same thing.

    Also thank goodness our society, unlike the Victorians, believes that actions are more important than words.

    1. “When did Reason not approve of this sort of attack on McCain?”

      When did Reason approve of this sort of attack?

      1. Never. Winston is just a petulant mendacious fool.

      2. Okay I was mistaken. I was thinking more of Rockwell and Raimondo. That said the likes of Fluffy and libertymike attacked his POW status. And Reason publishes Sheldon Richman who I doubt would consider McCain a hero for being a POW in ‘nam judging by his “Chris Kyle is Adam Lanza” article.

        1. BTW, where’s Fluffy? I haven’t seen him in a long time.

        2. So you were wrong, but you still have to contort to try to justify yourself? Fluffy and libertymike don’t work for Reason, and while I think Richman is a moron, there is a difference between not considering someone a hero for POW status and mocking them for it.

        3. Believe it or not there’s a middle ground between calling someone a hero for fighting in a pointless war and mocking them for being captured and tortured.

          1. Trump didn’t mock McCain for being a POW. He said that getting captured,did not make him a hero. Which is true and was only said when McCain’s history was used to deflect criticism of him being a douchebag now, 50 years after his capture.

            Shocking but true, Trump had the adult position in the whole brouhaha.

            1. “Trump didn’t mock McCain for being a POW. He said that getting captured,did not make him a hero. Which is true and was only said when McCain’s history was used to deflect criticism of him being a douchebag now, 50 years after his capture.”

              No one thinks McCain is a hero for being captured. He was a hero for refusing early release and withstanding torture so as not to harm the morale of his other POWs or help the enemy win a propaganda coup. I wouldn’t expect Trump to understand that, though–in his world he is the real hero for somehow getting rich owning a lot of property during NYC’s real estate boom.

              McCain’s history should not be a shield to protect him from any lousy thing he says or does today, though.

        4. You sure caved fast. Pussy!

    2. Yeh, it’s never crossing the line when a liberal or prog does it.

  2. What’s all this about a cat now?

    1. You told half the jokes on the old British sitcom Are You Being Served.

      1. +1 blue wig

  3. So why do people hate Nickelback?

    1. Because they’re Canadian. Everyone hates Canadians here. I face a lot of discrimination daily.

      Duh.

    2. Because they suck. All of their songs sound the same and are shitty.

  4. Fookin’ pussies!

  5. So does this mean that Ted Cruz is the Sane, Sensible Republican now? At least until he wins, natch?

  6. Mother Jones commenters like to focus on Trump quite a bit as if he’s the only quack. But don’t expect them to be critical of Sanders.

    At least here both are chastised.

  7. Look, being an adult means being able to temper your mouth to the occasion. If Lyndon Fucking Johnson could keep from swearing, none of these hapless pussies have an excuse.

  8. “I don’t get it…I assume he’s being criticized for his language being too tame, right?”

    /H&R commenter

  9. Trump has said all that, but repeating a crude sexist euphemism used by a female supporter at a yuge rally on the eve of the first primary in the nation is a “new line in American politics.”

    At least as far as what the press shares – there’ve been far cruder politicians, like the aptly named President Johnson:

    http://www.nybooks.com/article…..e-big-guy/

    He [LBJ] early became fabled for a Rabelaisian earthiness, urinating in the parking lot of the House Office Building as the urge took him; if a colleague came into a Capitol bathroom as he was finishing at the urinal there, he would sometimes swing around still holding his member, which he liked to call “Jumbo,” hooting once, “Have you ever seen anything as big as this?,” and shaking it in almost a brandishing manner as he began discoursing about some pending legislation.

    1. He also conducted meetings while taking a dump with the door open. Somehow Doris Kearns Goodwin never saw or heard about any of this any of his antics.

      1. I have a feeling some of the comments here are made while a hot round is being dropped.

        1. No wonder so many of you are using a phone instead of a proper computer.

          1. I do it just in case the NSA decides it wants to stealth activate my phone camera.

      2. That was in the article of course.

  10. I’ll just leave this here.

  11. But was the pussy Yuuuuge?

    1. I was going down on my girlfriend and said ‘Sheesh, you got a big pussy. Sheesh, you got a big pussy.’ And she said, ‘Why did you say that twice?’ And I said ‘I didn’t.’ It was just the echo.’

  12. How many American citizens has Donald Trump murder-droned?

    1. Probably a bunch of nameless drifters at his ranch in Montana. For sport.

    2. Zero. Lets keep it that way.

  13. Trump has said all that, but repeating a crude sexist euphemism used by a female supporter at a yuge rally on the eve of the first primary in the nation is a “new line in American politics.”

    The entomology of the term “pussy” used in this sense is a diminutive of “puss” as in Puss in Boots (i.e., cat). The connection to the female parts in oblique.

      1. Sure it isn’t from “puss” as in “what’s that puss oozing from your pussy?”

    1. Well, it still sounds like something you’d like to pet…

    2. The entomology of the term “pussy”

      That’s a bit too X-rated even for these parts, sir.

    3. The American Heritage 4th Ed. has the sense of “pussy” meaning “a man regarded as weak, timid, or unmanly” annotated as “slang.” The 5th ed. has the annotation “offensive slang.”

  14. I thought “pussy” was actually short for pusililinimous. Does Mother Jones know this?

    1. I thought “pussy” was actually short for pusililinimous.

      There’s no textual evidence to suggest that it is. I’ve always felt that explanation to be just retconning. “Pussy” as diminutive for “puss” (from pussycat) makes more sense to me.

      1. I always thought it was derived from “scaredy-cat” or “fraidy-cat”…

        …pussy.

  15. “Pussy” isn’t a terrible thing to say.

    But you shouldn’t say . . .

    Eh, we’ve already been down that road. Never mind.

    1. Seriously, this was nothing. Juvenile, but not something to get your panties all bundled up over.

      1. Not something to get have sand in your vagina over.

      2. Juvenile bluster tends to bring certain folks to the attention of NY prosecutors.

        1. Being cool attracts the vindictive geeks when they gain power.

    2. down that road

      Heh.

  16. Alright, pussy, pussy, pussy, come on in, pussy lovers!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGCp8d8n90U

    1. “Attention pussy shoppers! Take advantage of our penny pussy sale! If you buy one piece of pussy at the regular price, you get another piece of pussy of equal or lesser value for only a penny!”

      It’s just like walking down Revolution in TJ circa the early ’90s. There’d be guys out front of these places yelling stuff exactly like that. I swear.

      1. I bet they didn’t have Salma Hayek putting her boot in your face.

        1. Living under modern progressivism is like Salma Hayek’s boot stomping on a human face, forever and ever.

          1. I don’t think he was talking about that kind of boot.

            I think he was talking about Selma Hayek’s boot-tay in From Dusk Til Dawn.

            To some people, having Selma Hayek putting her boot-tay in your face is a good thing.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYxxgvA8rlM

            . . . until [Spoiler Alert] she turns into a vampire anyway.

          2. He meant “foot” instead of boot.

            She stuck her foot in Quentin’s mouth, ran the nectar of the gods down her leg, and let him drink it as it ran off her toes and into his mouth.

            Stuff like that hardly ever happens to me anymore.

  17. WTF? Pussy isn’t that crude. Pussy is sort of cute. It’s like a 10 year old’s version of a dirty word, naming a woman’s privates after a kitty cat. Using the word Pussy implies you think vaginas are adorable and that sex is about snuggling and cuddling. What girl would be offended by that?

    Now “Cunt”, that’s a dirty word.

    1. Why is it okay when Hazel says it?

      I made that argument once, like 6 years ago, and people still bring it up like I just said it yesterday!

      Hazel gets a free pass?

      1. You’re allowed to say it if you’re discussing the word itself. Like “nigger” and “tranny”. Next you’ll start trying to ban Mark Twain.

        1. I don’t want to dig up the thread, but I was explaining to my fellow libertarians that using the word “cunt” was one of the reasons why maybe there are so few female libertarians–and everybody got all bent out of shape.

          I still catch it, like, all the time. That thread was years and years ago–and I’m still hearing about it.

          You make the same argument about “cunt”–that it’s more offensive than “pussy”–and everybody acts like what you said is no big deal!

          How come it’s no big deal when you make that argument!!! Huh? You wanna explain that?

        2. Or quotations. You can say anything as long as it’s nestled within insulating quotation marks.

          “Nigger . . . tranny,” said HazelMeade. “Ban Mark Twain,” she continued.

          1. The question isn’t about when it’s okay to use “cunt”.

            The question is why everybody jumps on me like a trampoline for making the same argument Hazel did–and Hazel gets a free pass.

            It’s NOT FAIR!

              1. Quit being such a pussy cunt.

                FIFY

            1. You’re using the word “cunt” right now and I don’t see anyone jumping on you.

              1. Oh, it’s all in my mind, is it?!

                You. People. Will. Not. Drive. Me. Crazy.

                1. No, it’s in your… I just can’t do it.

                2. It’s true, Ken. I can’t hear the word “cunt” without thinking of you acting all dicky about people saying it on the board.

                  Was it really years and years ago? My how time flies…..

            2. It wasn’t that anyone was saying that it wasn’t a ‘dirty word’, it was that you were suggesting we shouldn’t use it–and getting pretty worked up about that point.

    2. Also, I agree with Hazel about “pussy”. Okay, and you all know how I feel about “cunt”.

      If we’re talking about those, I think we should also bring “beaver” into the conversation.

      I think “beaver” may be even less offensive than “pussy”, unless it’s directed at someone in particular in a hurtful way.

      Like Winona Ryder.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDfwUJzYQg

      1. Maybe, maybe not. I don’t see it as offensive certainly, but a beaver doesn’t sit on your lap and start to purr. Also you don’t feed a beaver wood unless you want it to be gnawed on.

      2. Beaver is just wierd. It’s neither insulting nor sexy.
        Who wants to cuddle up to a beaver? Who hates beavers?

  18. Anyway, who fucking cares if Trump says “Pussy”? Pfft. Let’s talk about Roosh V and his rape club.

    1. I hear they have substandard snacks.

    2. Nobody calls a pussy a “cunt”, unless somebody gets scratched during an epic belly rub, and that’s just British people. So uncooth.

  19. I like how the media can’t decide in what way to censor it or if at all.

  20. I like how the media can’t decide in what way to censor it or if at all.

  21. Thesis: Obama, massive pseudo-sensitive knowitall dickhead with lousy test scores
    Antithesis: Trump, openly corrupt, amoral Teddy Roosevelt for the 21st century
    Synthesis: short all stocks, make a killing

    What does it say about the economy that gas is $1.50 a gallon throughout the heartland and we’re still mired in a depression?

  22. VAGINA!

  23. What’s Honor Blackman’s take on this?

  24. VAGIMOLE!

  25. GILMORE?|2.8.16 @ 11:20PM|#

    re: Pussy

    I saw this band play in central park a few summers back. this was the highlight of their gig

    No one was offended

    HazelMeade|2.8.16 @ 11:30PM|#

    Wrong thread, man.

  26. Incidentally, it appears to be official that the FBI is investigating Hillary.

    “Letter from FBI to State acknowledges it is “working on matters related” to Clinton’s use of a private email server.”

    There is a letter to the State Department from the FBI.

    Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal has the letter up on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/ByronTau/ status/696816085715304449/photo/ 1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

    So, who will be Bernie’s running mate? I hope it isn’t Liz “Dances with Lies” Warren.

    1. That doesn’t mean anything. The FBI has been ‘working on’ the issue since the State Dept IG recommended the FBI take over the investigation re: Hillary’s offsite server and its contents. they took possession of the thing last august and since then have basically said nothing to the press

      What the media has done is run with Clinton & white house claims that the lack of information means she was not the “Target” of ongoing investigations, which is an attempt to suggest that she dinnint do nuffin’.

      All that statement does is confirm that the investigation is ‘connected’ to her stuff. and they’re only saying it because all the leakers trying to play the thing down have already admitted the investigation at least ‘exists’.

      1. Right, so we’ve got independent verification that the FBI is, in fact, investigating Hillary Clinton.

        It isn’t supposition or a leak. It’s a CYA memo from the FBI to the State Department. This is the stuff that confirmations are made of.

      2. Here:

        http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/fbi…..ail-server

        http://www.washingtontimes.com…..d-state-d/

        They all think it’s news, too!

        And I’m sure the timing–the night before New Hampshire–was a just a coincidence!

  27. O.T.: The most hilarious thing you’ll read all week.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/0…..d=21086942

    1. Gerald Friedman is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

      http://www.keywiki.org/Gerald_Friedman

      I’m not sure the Republicans are going to nominate a viable candidate, but I’m certain the Democrats won’t.

      Hillary is under investigation by the FBI, and she’s a crook.

      Bernie is so far out in left field, it’s incredible.

      1. Apologies if I may have played armchair oracle regarding this previously, but Ted Cruz will be your next president.

        That is all.

    2. They are going to have to come up with something jazzier than “democratic socialism”.

        1. Thread winner.

    3. For “overly optimistic” read “batshit insane.”

    4. That was a laugh riot…sadly a lot of people don’t have a clue re economic reality.

  28. Ah, modern politics, in which saying something that offends some people is a disqualification for office, but proposing economically insane, multi-billion dollar programs that can’t possibly work is perfectly acceptable….

    1. Socialism is just a way of showing that you care. Best done with someone else’s dollars. Somehow it never goes out of vogue.

      1. I am finding it increasingly worrisome that socialist sentiments are on the rise. That is many times more dangerous to liberty than killer cops or eminent domain or a lot of the other issues Reason seems to obsess over.

  29. Trump has finally gone too far.

    Fuck it. Rand’s out of the race, early voting has begun in GA, Trump may not be perfect but there nis a lot for a libertarian to like. Anti-war, military reduction, drug legalization, anti-P.C., implied civil serice reform…
    Voting is a waste of time but it’s going to be less than 15 minutes in a presidential preference primary. I hate every other candidate and the Republicans suck and need to be punished. Unlike Ron Bailey I’m not gonna vote communist to fuck their shit up but we can do way worse than paleocon. TEAM FUCK YOU it is.

    1. Yeah, I’m kind of leaning in that direction. There is really something rather punk rock, even Dada about Trump. He’s a kick in the teeth to both the Republican and Democratic establishments, to the left, to the SJWs. I like that. I don’t like that he’s also that to libertarians, except for the open borders idiots, but I guess I’m in a slightly nihilist mood. Not that I think he’d be the total disaster so many think he’d be, but I am enjoying all the pearl-clutching, and would love to see all the head-exploding if he did win. America, Fuck Yeah!

  30. Both families wasted little time to correct their errors and immediately took action steps to make sure they met every one of the demands made by their respective school districts.

    I can’t decide which part of that sentence pisses me off the most. There is not a “Fuck You” big enough to express my contempt for this kind of shit and the cunts who legislate/enforce/condone/ignore it.

  31. Pussy. It is not just for breakfast anymore.

  32. Trump is aiming for the “women who like bad boys” vote. i.e. All of them.

  33. Amazing that the big news is that he dropped the “p” bomb, but we’re skipping over the context of what he was actually saying–he’s calling another candidate a wimp for having constitutional concerns about committing torture.

    This is the GOP front runner.

  34. Every time I hear some new claim that modern politics is uncivil, I recall reading that Lincoln’s wife was called a confederate whore.

    American politicians used to actually SHOOT each other.

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