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Is Trump a "revolting slug unfit for public office"?

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Cate Faehrmann
NSW Greens MP
26 September 2019

The motion before us is, of course, whether this House should have agreed to call the President of the United States, Donald Trump, "a revolting slug unfit for public office".

I thought I would look at the definition of the term "revolting", which is "extremely offensive", and "slug" could mean a slow, lazy person. If we think about the various comments that the President has made during his time in office and before, I think what the House passed a few years ago—in 2016—is in fact very appropriate. My colleague Ms Abigail Boyd mentioned some of the quotes that I was going to refer to to confirm that in fact Donald Trump is a revolting slug. He said:

You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.

That is pretty revolting for the President of the United States to have said in the past. He has also said:

You know, it really doesn't matter what the media write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

That is pretty revolting as well. He has said:

My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.

That is pretty revolting too—and he is the President of the United States. He has also said:

I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful. My women are more beautiful.

He said that when he was a candidate for office. That is disgusting. That is the President treating women as possessions. That is pretty bad as well. "You're disgusting", he said, to a lawyer he was opposing during a court case when she asked for a medical break to pump breast milk for her three-year-old daughter. That is what a revolting slug would say—"You're disgusting." The President of the United States said to Republican rival Marco Rubio:

Look at those hands, are they small hands? If they're small, something else must be small.

This is the President of the United States. I think it is perfectly appropriate for this House to call him a revolting slug. He also said of Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly:

You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.

This is the President of the United States! Of course we can call him a revolting slug.

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Cate Faehrmann
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26 September 2019
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