What do Todd Palin, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, Rob Porter, Steve Bannon, Cory Lewandowski, and Ted Neugent have in common? They each mistreat, abuse, and have become violent with women. Each are conservatives. Each directly, or through a spokesperson, have denied the allegations. Each have had women speak out documenting the abuse. Each have been directly or indirectly been tied to Donald Trump.
Todd Palin was a pimp. Sarah defended Todd and endorsed Trump.
Trump has himself had at least 14 women come forward to confirm sexual abuse. Yet he denies it.
Rob Porter was chosen by Trump as his staff secretary in spite of knowledge of the allegations of domestic abuse.
The Daily Mail documented allegations that Porter “dragged” his second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, out of a shower during an argument and, on another occasion, punched a glass window while he was present in their apartment in violation of a separation agreement. The Daily Mail quotes ex-wife Colbie Holderness, meanwhile, as saying that Porter held her down and choked her during arguments and once punched her in the face during a vacation.
Porter joins a list of current and former Trump-world figures who have been accused of violence against women that includes former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former White House adviser Steve Bannon, and Trump himself.
Steve Bannon was chosen by Trump as one of his chief strategists. Bannon was one of the more outrageous misogynists of our time.
Headlines published by Breitbart News have included “Would You Rather Your Child Had Feminism or Cancer?” “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” and “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Interviews
Court documents, also obtained by The New York Post, detailed accusations that Bannon attacked his ex-wife. Divorce paperwork from 1996 states that the media mogul grabbed then-wife Mary Louise Piccard “by the throat and arm,” and threatened “to take the girls [the couple’s twin daughters] and leave.”
A woman who worked with Bannon reported that he said that the problem with an employee was that she “was a woman in a man’s job” and he often openly discussed women’s “boobs,” calling them “titties.” She also reported that at a company party, she danced with Bannon and he “held my wrist tightly and told me that once I’d done it with him, I’d never want to do it with anyone else.”
In recordings obtained by BuzzFeed News, Bannon referred to a female colleague as a “bimbo” and vowed to take comments the woman made about the safety of the research facility they worked at and “ram it down her fucking throat.”
Cory Lewandowski-slapped woman on butt twice.
Ted Nugent admitted to being addicted to having sex with underage women.
Sarah Palin and Nugent were invited to the White House as personal friends of Trump. No doubt they discussed common attitudes about women during their dinner.