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Trump Reveals He Has No Clue How Birth Control Pills Work

There’s a lot to unpack from Donald Trump’s two-hour rant at CPAC Saturday. It was even less coherent than usual and has been likened to a fever dream, but based on how much the President was sweating, he may actually be sick. You know, more than usual.

One of the more absurd things he said during the talkathon was that migrant mothers give their daughters “massive amounts of birth control pills” just before or during their journey to the U.S. because they expect said daughters to be raped on the way here. Aside from the fact that this is racist fearmongering and exploitation of the horrors of rape that women have to spend their lives fearing (whether they’re already in the U.S. or not) and the other fact that many of the migrant women are putting themselves through hell to escape rape in the home countries, that is just not how birth control pills work.

“Mothers who love their daughters give them massive amounts of birth control pills, because they know their daughters are going to be raped on the way up to our southern border.”

“True story,” he says. Literally. Because Trump thinks that somehow makes what he says more credible.

Here’s the thing about birth control pills. Taking a higher dose, to a point, can help prevent pregnancy in the case that someone has unprotected sex and had not been taking birth control pills regularly beforehand. This is what the Plan B “morning after” pills are. However, if you’re planning ahead and have “massive amounts” of birth control pills, the way to do it is to simply take one pill per day like you’re supposed to. You can’t just pour the pills into your mouth like a stoner eating an entire bag of Skittles at once and expect to be covered for the month.

Also, don’t do that with birth control pills, because you’re likely to give yourself a stroke from such an intense boost of estrogen.

Even taking two pills per day is not recommended, and also doesn’t make the birth control pill work any better. The pill is already 99% effective if you consistently take one per day. This is birth control pill 101.

But why would Trump need to know anything about that, right?

Either way, those who need to know how birth control pills work have some words for him

Remember, ladies. Take your massive amounts of birth control before going within 50 miles of Trump or any of his sexual predator buddies.