Dan Savage is a well-known advocate for LGBT rights and host of the “Savage Lovecast” podcast. And he says he’s sick and tired of all the deference being shown to Melania Trump by many in this country.
Savage began one his podcasts by announcing:
“God knows there’s enough hate in the world and I don’t want to add to the sum total, but forgive me, I have got to get this off my chest: I fucking hate Melania Trump.”
Then Savage went on to explain why he feels so strongly about the current First Lady:
“I’m not alone in loathing Donald Trump’s third wife. She’s married to a misogynist after all. Odds are good her husband hates her too.
“But there are some folks on the left who not only don’t hate her, they view her as some sort of sympathetic figure. The pretty princess in the tower locked up by the orange ogre with the bad combover, a princess desperately blinking out distress signals during swearing-in ceremonies and inaugural balls.”
Savage theorizes that liberals have an “undeservedly charitable view” of Melania Trump because she’s attractive, so she has to be pretty on the inside, too. Savage says he could not disagree more strongly:
“It’s definitely not true in this case. Mrs. Trump, Melania Trump, is as ugly on the inside as she is pretty on the outside.”
As evidence, Savage reminded his listeners of two things:
- Melania is a birther who “went on TV to push the same racist conspiracy theories about Barack Obama that her husband did.”
- Her hypocritical views on immigration, her plagiarism, and her lawsuits against the media:
“She’s an immigrant who doesn’t give a sh*t about the plight of other immigrants. She’s famously a plagiarist. And she’s brought ruinous lawsuits against journalists and bloggers accusing them of among other things, potentially interfering with her ability to profit off her role as first lady.”
And Savage said the double standard of how Melania Trump is treated compared to Michelle Obama also angers him:
“I don’t know if you can impeach a first lady or how that would work. But I do know that we would have found out pretty fucking fast if Michelle Obama had said the same during her husband’s presidency.”
Add to all of this the fact that Melania wore a jacket this week as she was boarding a plane to visit children who had been ripped away from their parents by her husband which read:
“I really don’t care. Do u?”
Considering the case Savage makes — and what we’ve seen from the current First Lady — it does make you wonder if she gives a damn about anything but herself.