Sex columnist Dan Savage thinks liberals aren’t being hard enough on Melania Trump. He thinks we’re giving her leeway because she’s pretty.
“God knows there’s enough hate in the world and I don’t want to add to the sum total, but forgive me, I have got to get this off my chest: I f—ing hate Melania Trump,” Savage stated on his podcast.
Savage, who is also an executive producer on ABC’s comedy The Real O’Neals, doesn’t think she deserves sympathy.
“I’m not alone in loathing Donald Trump’s third wife — she’s married to a misogynist after all. Odds are good her husband hates her too,” Savage continued. “But there are some folks on the left who not only don’t hate her, they view her as some sort of sympathetic figure. The pretty princess in the tower locked up by the orange ogre with the bad combover, a princess desperately blinking out distress signals during swearing-in ceremonies and inaugural balls.”
While some hold serious objections to attack a president’s spouse, there’s a long history of it throughout politics. Savage pulled no punches.
“Mrs. Trump, Melania Trump, is as ugly on the inside as she is pretty on the outside. She is a birther. Pretty Melania went on TV to push the same racist conspiracy theories about Barack Obama that her husband did. She’s an immigrant who doesn’t give a s— about the plight of other immigrants. She’s famously a plagiarist. And she’s brought ruinous lawsuits against journalists and bloggers accusing them of among other things, potentially interfering with her ability to profit off her role as first lady.”
Melania’s (likely) lack of action on her “anti-bullying focus” as First Lady will receive extra scrutiny by Savage. Savage, along with his Husband, Terry Miller, created the It Gets Better Project in 2010 to combat teen bullying. Their project won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award in 2012.
What’s your take? Are spouses fair game? Was Savage right about Melania? Let us know in the comments below…