Former President Donald Trump all but said the word “pussy” — again — in an excerpt from his international interview Monday with British journalist Piers Morgan, and it was as shockingly sexist as ever.
He wielded his latest evocation of the word to attack Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. He called Harry “whipped,” meaning “pussy whipped,” a term used to denigrate a partner for being “too in love” with a woman. There is no common equivalent term for being “too” enraptured by a man.
Trump predicted the couple’s marriage would end when Markle “decides that she likes some other guy better.” He added: “Poor Harry is being led around by his nose, and I think he’s an embarrassment.”
After calling Harry “whipped,” Trump asked Morgan: “Do you know the expression?” Morgan responded: “I’m familiar with the phrase.” Americans on Twitter translated the slur for British viewers who might be unfamiliar with it.
The scene brought to mind what was one of the most shocking moments of Trump’s 2016 campaign, when he was captured on tape bragging about the ease with which he could “grab” women by the “pussy.” (Women attempted to take back the word with “pussy hats” at massive women’s marches after his election.)
Trump uses the slang for female genitalia as an insult. He called former Vice President Mike Pence a “pussy” for refusing to overthrow the presidential election. He has also bashed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as pussies.
Twitter critics were furious. A member of the House of Lords blasted Trump as a misogynist.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.