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Failed Republican politician and minister E.W. Jackson has finally figured out why the left doesn’t like Donald Trump: he’s “just too much of a man for them.”
In audio caught by Right Wing Watch, Jackson said that criticism of Trump “has to do with his masculinity” on his radio show The Awakening last week.
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He said that Trump’s manliness is too much for the “the radical feminists, the homosexuals, the trangsenders, whatever bizarre idea they have of who we’re supposed to be” on the left.
“They’re not putting up with men who stand tall, who stand up straight and say, ‘Look, this is who I am, this is what I believe, you can like it, or you can lump it, but there it is,’” he said.
Jackson went on to compare Trump to former President Barack Obama to prove his point.
“Obama was effete,” Jackson said. “Obama was light in the loafers,” he added, using a common expression for gay men.
For proof that Trump is pure masculine straight male beef who could make Obama wither in his manly presence, Jackson cites their relative physical shape.
“You all remember seeing that time when he was exercising, and he — oh, brother — he looked like Olive Oyl trying to lift a half-pound weight? I’m serious. It was a bizarre thing to watch. I don’t know why he allowed it to be filmed; it did not put him in a manly light.”
He did not explain why he believes that Trump is in better physical shape that Obama was during his presidency.
Jackson has a history of anti-LGBTQ statements, showing that calling Obama “light in the loafers” was intended as an insult.
Jackson has previously said that gay people are “frankly very sick people, psychologically, mentally, and emotionally” and “sexualize [children] at the earliest possible age.”
In 2017, he said that using “they” pronouns “is a subconscious spiritual admission of demon possession by multiple demons.”
In 2013, Jackson said that marriage equality meant that “Adam and Steve” will “soon be Adam and a bull, implying that allowing same-sex couples to marry would allow people to marry animals.
And just last year he claimed that men are “disgusted” by Pete Buttigieg’s sexuality and a “gay mafia” is trying to establish a “homo-0cracy.”
In 2012 and 2018 he ran in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia and failed. In 2013, he got the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and lost the general election to Democratic opponent Ralph Northam.