Did you need another reason to hate Teresa Giudice?
Was her bankruptcy fraud not enough? The whining about her life? The self-centered attitude? The lack of self-awareness? The mind-numbingly spoiled behavior she displays at every opportunity?
That's okay. This Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member has now given critics plenty more ammunition.
Speaking to Extra on Tuesday night in New York City, Giudice defended spoke out in favor of Donald Trump.
This might be acceptable* if she was a fan of his economic policies ... or believed he could best defeat ISIS ... or simply thought Hillary Clinton was too corrupt to hold the highest office in the land.
(*Who are we kidding? Trump is a lying, dangerous, wildly ignorant bigot; there's no acceptable reason to vote for him.)
However, Giudice did not defend the GOP nominee against any attacks against his policy positions.
She defended Trump against accusations that he has committed sexual assault or sexual harassment on numerous occasions.
Asked about the multitude of women who have made these claims in recent weeks, Giudice said the following to the entertainment program:
“I mean, I don’t understand, why come out with it now? Why didn’t they come out with it when it happened?”
“If a man touched me, I would come out with it right away.
"I wouldn’t wait till he was trying to be President and then come out with it. When people come out [saying that], they only want their 15 minutes of fame.”
SIGH. Must we really go over this again?
Of course Giudice would say this.
First, it's easy to simply say this. Try experiencing actual sexual assault, Teresa.
Second, Giudice is rich and entitled and has absolutely no idea what it might be like for a woman to be neither of these things; and to then be inappropriately touched by a powerful millionaire.
Third, what if these women did wait until Trump was trying to be President?
What if the incidents took place many years ago, but the alleged victims didn't think it would be worth the disruption of their personal lives or professional lives to bring allegations against someone as powerful as Trump back then?
What if they feared no one would believe them? That they would suffer the sort of insults and mockery that Trump has become known for?
But now Trump is seeking to actually become President - and they think it's maybe worth sharing their stories in order to prevent such a hideous human being from having his finger on the nuclear codes?
Would that be so bad?
Would that not actually be admirable, especially when none of these women has actually filed a lawsuit or sought any money or pose for any tabloid covers?
Giudice was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012 and said Trump was “nothing but a gentleman” throughout her experience with him.
So, naturally, he must be a good person, right?!?
Those who watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online are well aware that Giudice simply sucks as a person.
But it's eye-opening for the rest of us to see such idiocy on full display.
The important (and hilarious) thing here is that Giudice cannot even vote on November 8 because she remains on supervised release after her prison stint.
Not that she's even brave enough to claim she would vote for Trump.
“I think they’re both great,” she told Extra of Clinton and Trump. “May the best person win.”
Fortunately, based on every respected poll out there, it looks like she will.