New York’s The Cut has a great piece this morning featuring female journalists opening up about what it’s like covering Donald Trump. In short: It’s absolutely terrible, but they have a job to do.
Olivia Nuzzi, a reporter for The Daily Beast, said that prior to an interview with Trump, she was introduced as “very young.” When Trump saw her, he added “Very and young and very beautiful.”
Another reporter who asked to remain anonymous, said “I think you don’t realize the emotional cost of every single day, twice a day, being in rooms where the norm has become people shouting out, ‘Hang the bitch,’ ‘Kill her,’ ‘Cunt.'”
Rosie Gray, a BuzzFeed reporter, said Trump’s rampant misogyny has lowered the bar, allowing idiots everywhere to come out of hiding. “Trump has broken with the norm in terms of what you can and can’t say, and that has opened the floodgates,” she explained.