Hell on Heels: Trump’s Tough Broads

During the campaign, we were often warned that Donald Trump is afraid of strong women. I think it’s safe to count that as one more myth that’s been solidly disproven.

This week, the women of the Trump administration displayed more testicular fortitude than the combined cajones of the liberal weenies who served in the Obama White House for eight years.

Far from the caricature of conservative women as facile Stepford wives who blindingly follow the commands of our male masters, these women do our party—and our sex—proud with their take-no-bullshit handling of international thugs and media bullies.

The highlight was when U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley dissed her Palestinian counterpart as the Security Council attempted to condemn Israel for the Hamas-inspired violence during the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem on May 14.  After defending America’s right to put our embassy wherever we damn well please (my words, not hers), Haley walked out of the meeting just as the Palestinian envoy began to speak. The image of her leaving the chamber clad in her cream-colored trench coat and matching pumps is just one more iconic photo of Trump’s tough U.N. ambassador.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen didn’t give an inch this week as she defended the administration’s policy on how to handle illegal immigrants and their minor children who are detained at the border.

Nielsen repeatedly had to explain to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) that, “we do not have a policy to separate children from their parents. The policy is, if you break the law, we will prosecute you. You have an option to go to a port of entry and not illegally cross into our country.” (It wasn’t the first time Nielsen embarrassed the grandstanding senator.)

Nielsen told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the minor children of illegal immigrants will be treated no differently than American parents who break the law: “What we will be doing is prosecuting parents who have broken the law just as we do every day in the United States of America. If you enter our country illegally we will refer you for prosecution and prosecute you.” This prompted CNN panelist John Avlon to compare Nielsen to a “dystopian Disney character.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders not only refused to downplay Trump’s description of MS-13 criminals as “animals,” she told the White House press corps she didn’t think “the term the president used was strong enough.” She then used the term several times to describe the heinous crimes committed by MS-13 animals, including the rape of a 14-year-old girl. “If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to.”

Oh, and the Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female CIA director in history.

Maybe the participants of the next Women’s March should wear cream-colored pumps instead of pink pussy hats.

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. She is the author of Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried―And Failed―To Take Down the President Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

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