MSNBC detailed President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s war on women during “The Beat with Ari Melber” on Tuesday.
Melber showed a tape his colleague Nicolle Wallace played showing some of the sexist attacks President Trump has used against women. And later, showed another tape documenting how Republicans are using attacks on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in campaign ads during the midterm elections.
“This strategy feels desperate, it feels vintage, and it feels very sexist to me,” explained Vox Media’s Liz Plank.
“The GOP has been obsessed with Nancy Pelosi, you know, since 2003,” Plank noted. “And this is just part of the trope that the GOP sort of uses, this narrative to go after women, to go after powerful women, who are doing their jobs.”
The host interrupted to clarify.
“You think — let me get clear on this — you think they make a bigger deal out of, say, Nancy Pelosi, than Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who would be the equivalent bogeyman or boogieperson, or boogiewoman?”
“Exactly, boogiewoman,” Plank replied.