Donald Trump, Republican nominee and well-known misogynist, can’t help himself from weighing in on the sexual assault allegations that have been levied against Roger Ailes. We all knew anything he had to say on the situation would be bad, but when the conversation came around to his daughter, Ivanka, things took a sharp turn for the worse.
Speaking with Fox’s Kirsten Powers, Trump reaffirmed that he thinks it is fishy that the same women now accusing Ailes of sexual harassment have praised him in the past.
“There was quite a bit of fabulous things said… It would be easier for me and more politically correct for me to say you are right,” said Trump. “But you would think she wouldn’t say those things.”
Things went downhill fast when Powers asked Trump what he would want his own daughter, Ivanka, to do if she found herself in the same situation as Gretchen Carlson. After pretending he didn’t know that more than one woman has now come forward about Ailes’ harassment, he made the following statement:
I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” he said.
Powers was quick to counter his answer in her column, writing:
But most women don’t have the financial resources of Ivanka. They can’t afford to quit their job without another in hand, something that is impossible to do when you are under contract and forbidden to speak to competitors. Most importantly, why should a woman be expected to upend her career just because she ended up in the crosshairs of some harasser?
Donald Trump’s remarks about his daughter just show what a problem he really has when it comes to women. He is incapable of seeing any woman, even his own daughter, as anything more than a piece of meat. Even his prize daughter is worth less in his eyes than his sons are. His blatant misogyny is truly sickening.
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