“He just went into the White House and started tweeting all the time about women and how to beat them, and he went to the women’s room and he was like, ‘Hey, you know, let me know what you think about this.
Let me know how you feel about that.’
And he just made all these women feel like their lives are worthless.”
—Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas (Rep. Tammy Duckworth) “This president has no business talking about women.
He should not be talking about the plight of women.
We need to address the problems of the American people.”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D -Hawaii (Rep, Tammy Duckie) “The first thing he did was he went into women’s rooms, and we were like, wow, what is he doing there?
And then he went back to Twitter, and it was a whole other conversation.
He said he didn’t know if this was his first time, he said he’s a great businessman, but it was just this whole other, ‘I don’t know what he’s talking about.'”
—Rep.*Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D (Va.)
“He should not talk about women.”
—Sen. Maria Cantwell, D +Wash.
(Sen. Amy Klobuchar) “He has absolutely no respect for women.
I think he just wants to be able to tweet and say whatever he wants.”
—Drew Hammill, R-Ohio (Sen.)
“The whole thing is so ridiculous.”
—Sue Phillips, a former chief of staff for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D.W. (Sue’s daughter is a lawyer for the president.)
“I would have to say that it’s not that I have any problem with this president, but I think that it is a bit more serious than that.
The president has absolutely zero respect for a woman.
He just went back into women, and they were like wow, you don’t have to worry about this?
This is not your problem.”
—Marlie Bostwick, executive director of the National Women’s Law Center.
“The president’s attacks on women, his attacks on the media, his bullying of women, that’s a direct attack on the women of this country.
It’s a very clear and direct assault.”
—Amy Kremer, executive vice president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a civil rights group.
“He’s absolutely trying to create this illusion that women have nothing to do with politics, and this is an attack on women that we’ve never seen before.
That’s really, really troubling.”
—Melissa Harris-Perry, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
“There is an enormous amount of misogyny and a lot of bullying in this White House.
And this president is so obsessed with women that he’s going to do anything to create an image of his own.
He’s going against the women who have been working for him and who are working for the country for a very long time.”
—Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Chair.
“I have no idea how he got the impression that it was somehow an attack.
It was a very public, very public attack.
And then the next day, he called me and said, ‘Melissa, you’ve got to get back to me, and I will be the first to tell you that I think you are doing a great job.
And we need to be working on this.'”
—Melinda Beck, former vice chairwoman, Democratic Party of Florida.
“We are seeing in the White of Trump the worst of what we’ve seen from him in the past and the worst we’ve ever seen from any other administration.
This president is trying to turn our country into a cult of personality, and that cult of persona is the first step toward what will be his worst foreign policy disaster of his presidency.”
—Kathleen Parker, former chief counsel to Sen. Ted Cruz, R -Texas.
“President Trump has been making disparaging comments about the character and intelligence of former President Barack Obama’s former wife, Michelle Obama.
The comments, which have not been proven, have also been made by White House officials.
As President Trump has pointed out, President Obama is a great father and a great husband.
But he’s also a man of great integrity and a man who is deeply respected in the Republican Party.”
—Elizabeth Warren, author of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: The Full Biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“As I’ve said repeatedly, it’s time for this president to get his facts straight.
We can’t allow a president to lie about everything.
There’s a whole set of things that need to come out and be proven.
If the president wants to say the president’s an idiot for getting involved in the campaign, that should be called out.
If he wants to claim that the president is a racist, that shouldn’t be called that.
But the truth is that