Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on GOP Presidential Candidates' Silence on Anti-Woman Slurs

Donald Trump is a joke, but his comments calling women who stood up to him “fat pigs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting”* are not. 

When asked about his anti-woman slurs at the first Republican presidential debate, the Republican front-runner laughed them away, and the nine other candidates let him get away with it.

The Republican candidates are afraid to take on Trump, even when he insults 51% of the American people. Maybe they are scared by his billion-dollar bullhorn. But if they can’t stand up to a bully from their own party, how are they going to deal with ISIS? They need to apologize for standing idly by.  

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* "Here are all Donald Trump's insults to women that Megyn Kelly asked about,” Vox, August 6, 2015. 

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