Cruz Ad Slut-Shames Trump’s Wife – Yahoo News

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Cruz Ad Slut-Shames Trump’s Wife

An anti-Donald-Trump super-PAC is running ads in conservative Utah to try to convince Mormons not to vote for Trump — by slut-shaming his wife, Melania.

Vox News is reporting that Make America Awesome, founded by Republican strategist Liz Mair, is trying to increase turnout of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ahead of the Utah primary on Tuesday.

The super-PAC is trying to convince Mormons to vote for Ted Cruz rather than Donald Trump, who is not a favorite of GOP voters in the state (it’s not just Mitt Romney.)

The super-PAC is running three ads in the state, one featuring Mitt Romney urging voters to support Ted Cruz, and another highlighting Trump’s history of going back and forth on his views about abortion.

The third, however, features Melania Trump posing nude, and mocks the very idea that she could be the first lady one day.

And so, once again, we are confronted with the opinion that a woman who expresses herself with her body is not to be taken seriously, and is somehow less or not good enough. Melania was working as a model at the time of the photo shoot, which was for GQ magazine in 2000. And somehow, the fact that she has a body — and showed it — makes her not worthy of respect, according to the folks behind the ad.

For the record, Slovenian-born Melania started her modeling career at age 5, reportedly speaks five languages, designs a successful jewelry line, and is mom to son Barron.

But sadly, to conservative voters who believe stereotypes about the character of women who pose nude, this ad might have some impact.

 

Cruz Ad Slut-Shames Trump’s Wife – Yahoo News