election 2016

Democrat PAC Now Using a Pack of ‘Beauty Queens’ to Combat Trump

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Beauty-pageant participants have unexpectedly been part of the conversation during this election cycle, so one Democratic super-pac has decided to utilize them — or at least, women dressed as them — in the fight against Trump and his Republican supporters.

The Daily Beast reports that the PAC “For Our Future” made sashes emblazoned with “Miss Piggy,” “Miss Housekeeping,” and “Miss Eating Machine” — a nod to Trump’s comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, which Hillary Clinton brought up during Monday night’s presidential debate. (Trump, for his part, has shown no remorse.) Other sashes reference other things Trump has said about women, such as Miss “Piece of Ass,” Miss “Bimbo,” Miss “Flat Chested,” Miss “Gold Digger,” and Miss “Disgusting Animal.”

Women wearing said sashes are reportedly expected to start showing up to Republican offices in five states, such as Senator Marco Rubio’s in Florida, Senator Rob Portman’s in Ohio, and Representative Joe Heck’s in Nevada. Anything’s worth trying this close to the election, though based on Republicans’ reactions to the Alicia Machado news (Newt Gingrich’s, for instance) and their policies on women in general, it may be a waste of time — and sashes.

Democrat PAC Using a Pack of ‘Beauty Queens’ to Combat Trump