Several of Trump’s most vocal defenders are now criticizing him as his pattern of sexism becomes irrefutably clear.
The tide began to shift last week, after Donald Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Texas Senator, Cruz’s wife, Heidi, & later re tweeted a meme comparing her appearance to his wife, Melania, a former model.
Trump has claimed his repeated weary comments about women — habitually about their appearance — were jokes.
Also, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski was charged with supposedly assaulting the reporter Michelle Fields, prompting Donald Trump to engage in some textbook victim-blaming.
And very recently he floated “punishment” for the women having abortions.
It has become too much for some of Donald Trump’s firmest allies.
Stephanie Cegielski, a former representative for a pro-Trump super PAC explained that why she had soured on Trump, saying that Trump’s candidacy was envisioned as a political protest, but had spun out of hand as his notorious ego got in the way.
“He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver’s seat, & nothing else matters,” wrote Cegielski. “Donald doesn’t fail. Donald doesn’t have any weakness. Donald is his own biggest enemy,” she added
Linda McMahon, the Former WWE CEO, who is also a longtime friend &business partner of Donald Trump’s, attacked his campaign’s sexist oratory in an interview with Katie Couric.
“He is not helping, certainly, to put women in the best light,” said McMahon. “Maybe he regrets maybe he does not. I realize he punches hard when he punches back, but that is just over the top. I wish that no candidate would make those comments.”
And on Wednesday after his abortion remarks, Donald Trump even received ire from some of the anti-abortion groups.
According to the HuffPost Pollster on Wednesday, his support could be waning elsewhere: Donald Trump’s net favorable are down by 14% over the period of last 2 months.