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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:14 PM

Trump Praised Saudi Arabia's Shariah Law for Making It Easy for Men to Get Divorced

He took the Fifth 97 times during his own messy divorce.

PEMA LEVY SEP. 30, 2016 4:12 PM

In order to avoid admitting to cheating on his wife, Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 97 times during his divorce proceedings with Ivana Trump in 1990, the Huffington Post reported Friday. So it should come as little surprise that Trump had kind words for a system that allows men to divorce their wives without going to court: Saudi Arabia's Shariah law.

The Republican presidential candidate praised the Islamic law, or Shariah, system during a 60-second syndicated daily radio commentary called "Trumped!" that he recorded from 2004 to 2008. In a January 2008 segment, Trump discussed a news story of a Saudi man who had divorced his wife for watching a television show while alone at home because, in Trump's telling, the husband considered it tantamount to being alone with a strange man.

"Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without going to the courts," Trump said. "I guess that would also mean they don't need prenuptial agreements. The fact is, no courts, no judges—Saudi Arabia sounds like a very good place to get a divorce."

BuzzFeed first uncovered the show and its website in March, and the Wall Street Journal published some audio and transcripts in July. According to BuzzFeed, stations that still have an archive of the shows cannot release the audio without Trump's permission.

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http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/time-donald-trump-called-saudi-arabia-good-place-get-divorce

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:19 PM

1. Why has none of this obviously hypocritical stuff been pushed with the ultra-right wing

 

evangelicals who seem to adore the good Christian Trump?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:27 PM

2. When it comes to women, Sharia Law has much in common with rightwing "biblical" misogyny.

Treating women as objects or property has a long and disgraceful history.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:37 PM

3. Trump hates women. It is that simple.

For him, women are something to be used. That's how he sees them. Aside from that, they have no value to him.

We need to recognize that and not allow him to be in any position of power.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:47 PM

4. You're right. Look how differently he treats Tiffany. She isn't schtup-worthy, so therefore

invisible. How sick is that?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 01:12 PM

5. He is such a mysogynistic douchebag. His loathing of women is very clear.

He is just disgusting...

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