This weekend, Cokie Roberts claimed that Donald Trump’s characterization of Hillary Clinton as “unhinged” is “totally code for we shouldn’t elect a woman.”
This is a big stretch. Plenty of people have called Donald Trump unhinged, including Joe Scarborough, the conservative website RedState, a writer for the DailyKos..and that’s just in the last two weeks.
There is nothing sexist about the term, or questioning whether a candidate has the mental capacity and relationship with reality to make a good president. People feel free to question if Trump has the judgment and capacity to serve as commander in chief – Hillary Clinton has called him “unmoored” and President Obama called him “unfit.”
Mrs. Clinton can clearly give as good as she gets in trading insults, and there is no reason to try to claim that any attack on her is sexist just because she’s a woman.