The Double Standard—Trump and Priebus Style
Here is Reince Priebus’s response to questions raised by Chris Wallace on FOX about the New York Times article chronicling Donald Trump’s long history of very sexist behavior towards women:
In essence, Priebus is arguing that because such attacks have not previously derailed Trump’s candidacy, they no longer matter. Trump is a transformational candidate because everything that used to be fundamental to how we judge political candidates has not seemed to apply to Trump. Therefore, Trump is more likely than Clinton to be a transformational force in Washington—to have a transformational impact on how the American government operates.
This is, of course, a classic example of the logical fallacy of equivocation, among other fallacies.
But, beyond the GOP chairman’s manifold illogic about Trump and his strengths, Trump himself has sought to make Hillary Clinton a symbol of the political establishment by very pointedly asserting her involvement in the sexual scandals…
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