Does Donald Trump think calling women "fat pigs, slobs, and disgusting animals" is presidential? That was the first question posed directly to the billionaire — by Fox News's Megyn Kelly — during the first Republican presidential debate.
Update: Coverage of the second GOP debate.
His response? "I don't frankly have time for total political correctness," Trump said. "And to be honest with you, this country doesn't either." He then went on to argue that the country needs "brains" and courage to take down China and other US competitors around the world.
He added that "it's fun, it's kidding, we have a good time."
This is, again, typical Trump — and it's one of the reasons he appears to have so much pull for many Republican voters. Many voters believe that Trump is a genuine person who isn't afraid to speak out the truth, even when it might offend others. Of course, that doesn't diminish the fact he really is offending others — and it might make him unelectable among certain groups of people, like women.