September 30, 2016

DONALD'S WAR ON WOMEN:

Trump Praised Saudi Arabia's Sharia Law for Making It Easy for Men to Get Divorced (PEMA LEVY, SEP. 30, 2016, Mother Jones)

In order to avoid admitting to cheating on his wife, Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 97 times during his divorce proceedings with Ivana Trump in 1990, the Huffington Post reported Friday. So it should come as little surprise that Trump had kind words for a system that allows men to divorce their wives without going to court: Saudi Arabia's sharia law.

The Republican presidential candidate praised the Islamic law, or sharia, system during a 60-second syndicated daily radio commentary called "Trumped!" that he recorded daily from 2004 to 2008. In a January 2008 segment, Trump discussed a news story of a Saudi man who had divorced his wife for watching a television show while alone at home because, in Trump's telling, the husband considered it tantamount to being alone with a strange man.

"Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without going to the courts," Trump said. "I guess that would also mean they don't need prenuptial agreements. The fact is, no courts, no judges--Saudi Arabia sounds like a very good place to get a divorce."

Posted by at September 30, 2016 5:16 PM

  

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