Lena Dunham took the podium at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday to say Donald Trump probably considers her “like, a 2.” Then America Ferrera volunteered that “according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist.”
“But America, you’re not Mexican,” said Dunham.
“And President Obama isn’t Kenyan,” said Ferrera, whose parents are from Honduras.
It was just the sharp opening of a very fast-quipping double act, one that landed digs quickly in an appeal to young women voters.
“We know what you’re all thinking,” said Dunham. “Why should you care what some television celebrity has to say about politics?”
“And we feel the same way,” said Ferrara. “But he is the Republican nominee, so we need to talk about him.”
The convention also featured a series of videos in which the former “Apprentice” star rated women based on their looks and suggested there may be a time when they can no longer get legal abortions — but can pay extra for illegal ones.
Dunham said Trump wishes for a time when women were supposed to be “beautiful and silent.” The pair said Trump wants to divide people and set women back.
Ferrera also said Trump isn’t, to quote his slogan, making America great again: “He’s making America hate again,” she said.