Abcarian: In that racist leaked recording, L.A. sees its true reflection — and it’s ugly
If you saw the recording on Wednesday of a conversation between Trump and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, you wouldn’t know it was anything but the ordinary.
If you want to make something of it, though, you might consider taking it seriously. Because it contains one of the key arguments for impeachment not only in America, but also in the world.
Take a listen:
Machado says: “I don’t want a man saying these disrespectful things about women. And then on tape, he’s bragging about it.”
Trump responds: “I’m not a big person. I’m not a person…”
You hear Machado saying that, because Trump said, “Women are so beautiful,” something should have been done — but that it wasn’t, because, because Trump wasn’t a man, and a man, he said, can’t be rude to women.
And then Trump calls her “Miss Housekeeping,” which she says is a “horrible thing,” and it’s a “terrible thing” to call women “Miss Housekeeping.”
He calls her “Miss House” repeatedly — to point out that is how the other contestants in the Miss Universe pageant call her, and he asks her, in the recording, what she thinks about that.
And then Trump says, “Well, you don’t want that, right?”
She says, “No,” and Trump says, “Yeah, but the thing is, I feel the way he feels.” And Machado says, “We all feel that way.”
And Trump says, “Well, you know what?” And Machado says, “No, what?” And Trump says again, “But