Donald Trump, professional Worst Dude, is at it again.
The frothing, megalomaniacal version of the Monopoly man from your dystopian nightmares has some strong feelings about the news that Miss World will be forgoing the bikini competition of their Indonesian leg this year, so as not to “offend Muslims in Indonesia” (per the always-reliable and even-handed Gretchen Carlson).
While on a call with Fox & Friends (the sole morning show of those same dystopian nightmares), Trump had this to say:
“Well, I own Miss Universe so I’m actually very happy about it because if [Miss World doesn't] have bikinis their ratings are gonna go right down the tubes.”
Cool. Why even bother letting them talk, though?
One of Carlson’s automaton colleagues then asks.”Would you ever, uh, give in to… Muslim sensitivities?” and Trump rambles for a minute, ultimately concluding you just shouldn’t host the pageant there. Fine.
“If Donald Trump is going to be doing a beauty pageant,” the automaton says, “People are going to be wearing bikinis.” To which Trump replies, “I can guarantee that.”
But Trump won’t rest until he makes things worse!
In a remarkable show of tastelessness, the other/(same?) automaton asks, “What about a Best Burqa [competition]? As a compromise?” To which Trump replies:
“Well, with the way the world’s going, maybe that’ll be next? Wouldn’t that be beautiful?”
What exactly is ‘the way the world’s going,’ Mr. Trump? Toward Burqa Mountain? Are we going there collectively?
…The tycoon, of course, is no stranger to racism.
Also. We tried (for a while!) to find a gif of how we feel about everything here and settled on this:
(photo via Wenn)