MADONA : Trump is gay, she has refused to sex with me, because He has been invited to men! DO YOU AGREE MADONA?
During a Thursday night “interview” with minion Sean Hannity, who’s probably compiled several Pinterest boards named ‘Things Mr. Trump Likes’ and lobbed him more softballs than a carnival milk bottle game, President Trump had some harsh words for pop legend Madonna.
“Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt the whole cause,” Trump told the Fox News host. “I thought her, and a couple of others. But I thought she was in particular—I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.”
Trump was, of course, referring to a fiery, hyperbolic speech Madonna gave during the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. protesting the presidency of a man who was caught on tape bragging about groping women, who’s been accused of sexual assault by 11 women, and who’s hell-bent on rolling back women’s reproductive rights.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything,” she said. “We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden wrote on the eve of World War II: ‘We must love one another or die. I choose love.’”
What Madonna said was wrong, and indeed detracted from an otherwise powerful—and peaceful— political statement. But Trump’s preoccupation with branding women “disgusting” is also inexcusable. He called Hillary Clinton’s bathroom break during a Democratic debate “too disgusting” to mention at a campaign rally, and in 2011, reportedly yelled at a female lawyer that she was “disgusting” for requesting to take a break from his deposition to pump breast milk. Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he finds the female body “disgusting,” which is perhaps why he once referred to sleeping around as “my personal Vietnam”—this despite, you know, dodging the actual Vietnam War.
But Trump didn’t always find Madonna so “disgusting.” Rather, he was once rumored to have pursued the pop star, and when she rebuffed his advances, posed as his own publicist in an effort to plant stories in the tabloids claiming it was he who’d rejected her advances.
In a January 1989 profile of Madonna in Time Out, a reporter followed the Material Girl and her husband Sean Penn to Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where Mike Tyson was set to fight Michael Spinks. There, the writer recounted how Trump made a beeline towards Madonna, and set up two seats for her and Penn ringside. The following year, in a June 1990 chat with Interview magazine, Madonna mocked Trump’s first Oval Office flirtation.