Yesterday, Donald Trump told Kristen Powers that he thinks women who are harassed should just “find another career or find another company.”
The response came in interview when Powers asked Trump what he would think if someone had sexually harassed Ivanka.
Now Trump’s second son, Eric Trump, is doing PR for his daddy’s poor judgment. But, he is at the unfortunate disadvantage when it comes to damage control as his last name starts with a T and ends with a P.
Eric Trump spoke to CBS This Morning, mainly about his father’s disparaging remarks about the Khan family and the gold star families who have responded to the blustering buffoon. He of course made a complete mess of it and basically said everyone else is blowing this all out of proportion, blah, blah, blah, radical Islam.
In the last minute of the interview Charlie Rose asked the Trump spawn about his father’s advice for Ivanka (Rose mistakenly says Ivana) regarding women who are sexually harassed in the workplace. Eric Trump then plays an epic hand of victim blaming, all while trying to keep his corporate play it safe human resources answer.
I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it, and by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources, and I think she would as a strong person, at the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well.”
Are you kidding me? So when a woman is sexually harassed in the workplace, she just isn’t as strong as women like. . . Ivanka Trump. The sexually harassed woman is ALLOWING herself to be a victim. I’m so glad Eric Trump cleared that up. It was certainly empowering to know that all along, it was women who let themselves be harassed. . . almost like, they are asking for it, huh?
(Ok, I just gagged a bit on all that sarcasm.)
Funny, the Trumps certainly have a way of just casually saying the worst shit they could ever say while combining it with the words of a “normal” person.
“Go to human resources about sexual harassment” is the response of a normal person. “She wouldn’t ALLOW herself to be objected to it” is the response of a complete douchebag.
Watch Eric Trump give the response of a complete douchebag when asked about his father’s response to sexual harassment victims:
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