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America's image is being cheapened by the arrogant behavior of its asinine president — that's a fact. But the damage done goes deeper than just embarrassment in foreign relations, because Donald Trump is using his power to belittle and attack minorities and women.

When we look back on this presidency, let us hope that it will be in the context of its exceptional nature, and not as a turning point, because that is what it has the frightening potential to be. They may not want to say it out loud, but bigoted, misogynistic people who feared their worldview would mostly die with the older generation have found their savior in Trump.

Trump’s world is a man’s world

It started even before he became president. Trump’s mistreatment of Fox News host Megyn Kelly seemed outrageous at the time, but it was only the beginning. Next came the boastful remarks about sexually harassing any woman he pleased, and no sooner than Trump was appointed to office, he vowed to cut funding to planned parenthood.

The feminist movement has taken up Trump’s catch-phrase, calling themselves “nasty women” and marching on Washington in statement. But despite repeated offenses towards nearly half of the people who reside in the country he has sworn to protect, Trump shows no sign of stopping.

Even the man’s own family expresses disdain for him. When his daughter Ivanka spoke openly about the danger of appointing reputed sexual predator Roy Moore to Congress, Trump was “resentful.” Even the man’s own wife can’t so much as walk off of Air Force One without having to defend her own dignity by swatting a hand away.

Fueling the nationalist machine

The same connections that make Trump a threat to women make him a threat to minority races and progress everywhere. Despite dismissing names like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s record of endorsing white nationalist groups speaks for itself.

Make no mistake, there are women involved in these groups, and these groups are steeped in the ways of tradition and hierarchy. That is no way to realize a world where males and females are equal.

The other daughter

The feminist movement has taken up Trump’s catch-phrase, calling themselves “nasty women” and marching on Washington in statement. But despite repeated offenses towards nearly half of the people who reside in the country he has sworn to protect, Trump shows no sign of stopping.

By the way, Ivanka isn’t Donald Trump’s only daughter, in case you didn’t know. Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald and Marla Maples, doesn’t get the same kind of media attention that her older sister does. There’s nothing wrong with a president’s offspring finding a way to some privacy — we would expect that of just about any youth with connections to the president. But it’s the nature of Tiffany and Donald Trump’s relationship that makes this more interesting.

Trump’s awkward, leading remarks about his attraction to older daughter Ivanka have already made the news rounds, but as far back as the campaign, Tiffany was dodging kisses from her father, and you don’t often see her by his side like Ivanka in press appearances.

Maybe Tiffany knows as well as Ivanka that it’s best not to throw fuel onto an already blazing fire. Trump has been accused of sexual abuse by 19 women. At a time when the imaginary walls keeping men like Trump safe from persecution are crumbling, those cases have not yet been settled. And yet this is the man selected to lead America forward?

Sexism isn’t a tactic

Trump has demonstrated that he will say anything just to appease his audience; that he will endorse a cause in one speech and criticize it in another. That can make it hard to tell what he really feels, but over time you begin to see patterns.

This man is a dinosaur. He promotes a worldview that would have been controversial thirty years ago — it’s just ludicrous now. The attacks Trump makes against women are not lip service to appease men like Roy Moore, his track record out of office is all you need to confirm that. Trump is one of these men.

I’ll never, for the life of me, understand how there are still people supporting this man, let alone women. For women the world over, it is time to stand up and call this man what he is — Shameful. The United States owes it to the world and to itself to do better.

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Guestpost by Kate Harveston, Political Journalist & Blogger. Kate writes at onlyslightlybiased.com and tweets @kateharveston.