Several female supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Tucson, Arizona, recently explained why they support him in light of his many insults about women (video below).
The women first told CNN reporter Martin Savidge why they support the GOP front-runner:
"I just find that what you see is what you get with this man and that is what I want."
"He's not afraid to say what he thinks. He is a strong man with a strong personality. He really does love his country, he loves people and he really has a respect for women."
Savidge reminded the women about the various degrading statements that Trump has made about females, but they came to his defense, notes Mediaite.com.
The women were asked about Trump's attack on Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, but they changed the topic and wrote it off:
"This tweeting is quite ridiculous. We need to focus on the issues at hand and what's going on in our country and around the world and the problems."
"This kind of thing isn't new to politics; I mean, it's not nice."
One supporter said Trump's vulgar comments about women were just part of his personality and accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of "baiting" Trump when she accurately recited Trump's own descriptions of women: "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs" and "disgusting animals."
The women were asked about Trump's menstruation insult of Kelly, and the previous woman replied, "He did say it, but you don’t know what his connotation was."
Another woman dismissed it because "he insults men as well."
One woman justified her support of Trump's crude behavior by saying, "Because the other side is worse."
On March 29, Trump attacked reporter Michelle Fields after it was revealed that his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared to grab her on a surveillance video -- an incident that Trump has previously denied, notes RightWingWatch.org.
Trump told reporters during a press conference on his plane that Field's initial statement "sounded like she got thrown out of a building," which is not what Fields described, according to audio of the incident and a transcript of the audio published by POLITICO.
When Trump was asked about Fields' bruises, he questioned where the bruises came from and wanted to know why she didn't yell loud enough to satisfy his skepticism. Trump also said that Field's facial expression doesn't change, but videos of the incident do not show her facial expressions in detail, if at all.