Dana Loesch joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday to discuss the Trump campaign and how they have been treating women. In case you’ve been under a rock this week, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was caught on tape grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and has been charged by police for simple assault.
Loesch has signed on with several other female media members calling for the resignation of Lewandowski, a possibility Trump strongly dismisses.
"I want to see some chivalry because that's a conservative principle. Chivalry is a conservative principle," Loesch said. "Respect, because I don't see it from the left. I'm used to seeing this behavior from progressivism. Expecting men to act like gentlemen and women to act like ladies are conservative principles. That's what I want to see. I want to see him removed from this campaign."
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
Nobody Loves Women Like Donald Trump
The Donald loves women and women love the Donald, at least that’s what he’d like everyone to believe. The past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has seemed to stumble when it comes to his treatment of women and his newfound views on abortion. It's already beginning to show --- polls reveal Trump's negativity rating is at a high of 73 percent.
"He is just falling apart," Glenn said.
Loesch went one step further and revealed one of her biggest frustrations.
"It aggravates me when people say, 'Well, you have some conservative women who are acting like they're social justice warriors because they're taking offense to this or that.' That's called common decency. There's a huge difference," she said.
Dana Aint Nobody’s Puppet
Loesch dug into her views on the latest from Trump, and Glenn quickly cleared up something people on Facebook seemed to be confused about.
“Okay. So tell me what you’re doing because I love this. When you released this, my Facebook was filled with ‘Glenn Beck puppet, Dana Loesch.’ You’ve seen this?” Glenn asked.
“And as I said on the air yesterday, nobody is telling you what to do. Nobody in their right mind is telling you what you need – ‘listen, Dana, you come into my office. I’m telling you what to do.’”
Loesch concurred that no such collusion has taken place.
“For like Ted Cruz. ‘You need to say this about Donald Trump right now’ --- that never happened.”
Lately, the only thing unifying about the Trump campaign is all those lining up in opposition. Dana and Glenn talked about her effort to bring women in the media together to stand up for common decency --- but co-host Pat Gray of course had to introduce a little innuendo.
“I know them personally and have met in person before, so it’s not just an online thing. And, you know, ladies talk,” Loesch said.
“The ones that [Cruz] supposedly got together with?” Pat asked, disingenuously.
Loesch saw right through the question and answered quickly.
“Right. Right. Not the mistresses. I know. I’m saving that one for ‘Barbara Wa-wa.’ But, no, we had been talking back channel, and we were thinking, “Something really needs to be said about this because this is more than just --- a campaign issue. This is an issue with the media.”
Fair and Biased
This campaign season has been anything but fair and balanced. Trump has dominated TV time and it’s apparent who the pundits prefer. Dana explained how it’s possible to still have deeply held beliefs and have a preference while still being honest.
“I get aggravated when I see people on television and radio, they think that everybody is dumb and they’re not going to know where they’re coming from. We’re going to be in the neutral. We’re right there in the neutral,” Loesch said. “They want you to think that they’re still neutral. And that doesn’t exist. This is about a free press. This is about how a reporter should be able to go up and ask a question and not get manhandled by this needle neck who thinks he’s badder than Secret Service.”
Bruises Speak Louder Than Words
The video is one thing, but the bruises are a whole new ballgame for Glenn.
“If she was pulled down and she didn’t have bruises on her arm, I don’t think people would have paid as much attention to this,” Glenn said. “But because of those bruises --- Dana, is there any doubt --- you even put the bruises on your own arm or your own face and then you call the police and say to the police, ‘My husband just did this to me,’ any doubt that they’d take him away in handcuffs?”
“No. That’s usually kind of how it goes. When you watch Cops, that’s usually how it goes,” Loesch responded.
“We know what it looks like. We know what abuse looks like,” Glenn said.
Loesch reveled just how personal abuse is to her.
“Right. I grew up, and I’ve seen it in my family. So I’m not going to be lectured to anybody who wants to sit here and tell me what a battered woman looks like because I woke up and I saw it every damn day of my life, so I will not be lectured by anybody on that,” Loesch said.
While Lewandowski will have his day in court, the video and bruises are more than enough probable cause for the charges. Whether it was illegal or not, the abuse and intimidation is recognizable to any who have seen it up close and personal.
Living Through Abuse and Intimidation
Glenn and Loesch both have lived through abuse and intimidation and can see it a mile away.
“These guys --- you can recognize those guys, can’t you? If you’ve lived in it, you recognize these guys a million miles away. And they’re doing the thing that enablers and abusers always do,” Glenn said.
"You recognize intimidation," she said. "You recognize intimidation."