Donald Trump is a fan of injecting himself into stories that don’t concern him for attention. Which is why he spent the morning tweeting about how it’s a waste of time for Robert Pattinson to take back a woman who cared so little, who respected him so little, who loved him so little, and was so untrustworthy, that she hooked-up with a married director with whom she was working. Then Kristen Stewart declared her so-called “love,” but only after putting her clothes back on. She got caught, she owned up (big deal), and she’s currently making easy tabloid filler as more affairs and her history of sleeping around on set, and going after guys with wives/ girlfriends, comes to light.
Here’s what Trump said: ”Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again… just watch. He can do much better!” Followed by: “Lots of response to my Pattinson/Kristen Stewart reunion. She will cheat again, 100 certain, am I ever wrong?” And: “Robert I’m getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen… but I’m right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls you would reconsider.”
Stewart has been forgiven publicly for cheating publicly, but she’ll do it again. Trump is pointing out that she didn’t care enough to stay faithful, she’s not trustworthy, she didn’t even publicly declare her feelings for Pattinson until it behooved her for sympathy. Well… he’s not wrong. The “dog” part is uncalled for, however.
Fans are in apoplexy about Trump’s comments today. Churning out the usual knee-jerk reactions, “she can change, she’s not perfect, she made a mistake, you cannot judge,” the usual go-tos. However, it’s rather asinine to apply the “they can change” principle to everyone assuming 1) people want to change 2) they have the ability to change 3) they won’t backslide into learned behaviour even with therapy or other interventions. Same goes for the utterly meaningless “no one’s perfect” as though sleeping around is an imperfection. And “they made a mistake” as though cheating isn’t inherently malicious, sneaky, and contrived when it’s really minimising to call something that impactful a mistake. And “you can’t judge,” sure you can; perhaps you shouldn’t, but they’re public figures, one of whom invited scrutiny with her public apology so the same “rules” don’t really apply. If people get cheated on and go back for seconds, that’s their deal. Monogomy isn’t a dealbreaker for everyone, though. Since, apparently, it means little-to-nothing to some people so it’s much easier to get over (which is their prerogative). The point isn’t that a cheater can change, the point is everyone and every relationship is different.