IN an interview Sunday morning, MSNBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas told 'AM Joy' that this past week has been a "turning point" for American views of the Trump administration. In light of the firing of Rob Porter, Americans are "starting to realize that Trumpism doesn’t merely tolerate sexual abuse... sexual abuse is a very apt metaphor for everything Trumpism is."
"You have the president’s own history, of self-declaring himself of being a vagina grabber, and winning on that platform."
He explained: "Americans are starting to realize that Trumpism doesn’t merely tolerate sexual abuse... sexual abuse is a very apt metaphor for everything Trumpism is. The cultivation of fear in everyone, the insistence that people are loving it, when you are actually degrading and dehumanizing them and making things harder. Going around and saying 'The blacks love you,' 'Hispanics love you,' 'women love you.' The state of constant insecurity and the inversion of your own insecurities into the attempt to dominate others."
"This is a rape culture presidency," he concluded. "And Donald Trump has become the commander in chief of American rape culture."