Everything that the loathsome Donald Trump says or has said, thinks or has thought, or does or has ever done is almost certainly evil. I understand that. But in the rush to reveal everything sleazy or odious he’s said about women, it was recently discovered that something he said to Howard Stern in 2004 always will be true, and it’s this: eccentric, manic or otherwise crazy women are usually astonishing in bed.

Yes, the man is crude, grotesque and short-sighted in more ways than you can shake a stick at, but he was right about this one thing.

I personally know this to be a dead-cold fact — I have the memories and the scars. In Husbands and Wives (’92), Woody Allen delivered a riff about kamikaze women [see below] in one of the interrogation scenes, and any guy who doesn’t understand exactly what Allen is talking about needs to get out more. Now we know that Trump (and I take no pleasure in acknowledging this) said more or less the same thing when he spoke to Stern in 2004:

“How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed? I have a friend, Howard, who’s actually like a great playboy [and] he will only look for crazy women. [Because] for some reason, what I said is true. It’s just unbelievable. You don’t want to be with them for long term, but for the short term there’s nothing like it.”

The Trump quote was pointed out yesterday by Esquire‘s Megan Friedman.

I’m sorry but a stopped clock tells the correct time twice a day.

From an HE riff called “If A Relationship Hurts and Eventually Draws Blood, It’s Wonderful,” posted on 4.22.16:

“It’s my fault, of course, for being drawn to women with broken wings or buried this-or-that or narcissistic tendencies or whatever. I drop into the same rabbit hole time and again, and c’est la vie.

“But for all the woundings and drainings that occur sooner or later, I’ll probably be hooked for life. It’s still my solemn if unfortunate conviction that curiously motivated or extra-planetary zone-out girlfriends (known in the Woody Allen universe as ‘kamikaze women’) are worth it. Prime example: Charlotte Rampling‘s manic-depressive loon in Stardust Memories.

From a 7.7.13 HE riff: “I’m starting on a list of ‘troubled’ women characters (lead or supporting) with a certain mesmerizing duality — beautiful and classy in public and yet susceptible to black-dog mood pockets at the drop of a hat, and yet blazing and snap-crackling and radiating a vibe that drives straight men and lesbians to madness. And they know it.

“The trick is trying to think of one who hasn’t been featured in a Woody Allen film. Charlotte Rampling in Stardust Memories, Diane Keaton in Manhattan, Juliette Lewis in Husbands and Wives.”