Donald Trump's War on Women: a Timeline/Chronology
A Detailed History of Donald Trump's Chauvinism, Sexism and Racism
A Blow-by-Blow Description of Donald Trump's War on Women and Minorities
Donald Trump has waged an incessant war on women―women he considers fat, old, "uppity" or unattractive―for decades. He bullies them, belittles them, body-shames them and verbally abuses them. He truly is the unfiltered voice of the Republican Party, saying what so many conservative alpha males seem to believe: that women are to be seen (if they are attractive enough), but not heard; that their proper place is subservience to alpha males (i.e., to themselves); that women should have no say about their own bodies if they become pregnant; that pregnancies due to rape and incest are "the will of God," and other such absurdities. The culmination of Trump's war on women, as president, will be to appoint ultra-conservative Supreme Court justices and other judges who will strip women of their right to choose, returning them to the Dark Ages when they were ruled over by men and nature. That is, unless we unite at the voting booths and stop him!
For Trump, women are either servants or sex objects, rated on a scale of 1-10.―LiberallyBlogging in DailyKos
BREAKING NEWS: Trump told the American public that every raped woman who doesn't come forward immediately is a liar, when he tweeted this about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"
In other words, every girl or woman who doesn't go to the police immediately is automatically a liar, making sexual predators their victims!
If there was ever any doubt about Trump's "agenda" concerning women, there can be none now. According to male chauvinists like Trump and Kavanaugh, Women should be attractive, make themselves available to be groped by moneyed and powerful men, then keep their mouths shut afterwards. If they speak out, they will be shamed and humiliated, as Dr. Ford was by Trump. They will be called liars, as Dr. Ford was by Kavanaugh. They cannot be trusted to make decisions about their own bodies, so powerful chauvinists will issue them commandments from above.
The Trump administration is the ultimate boy's club, led by the The Donald Himself in his role as Groper-in-Chief. Thus his nomination and defense of Brett Kavanaugh is no surprise, since:
Sexual predators of a feather
As I predicted when Trump was running for president:
The culmination of Trump's war on women, as president, will be to appoint ultra-conservative Supreme Court justices who will strip women of their right to choose, returning them to the Dark Ages when they were ruled by nature and chauvinistic men.
Since Trump's "shithouse" comment, we have updated our timeline to include acts of racism and antisemitism.
Chronology/Timeline of Trump's Attacks on Women and Minorities
This chronology was originally excerpted from an article in The Telegraph by Claire Cohen and has since been augmented with information from other sources, including Wikipedia. Accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior such as non-consensual kissing, groping, barging into the dressing rooms of teenage girls, etc., are bolded. Accusations of racism are underlined.
1869: Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of Donald Trump, is born in Kallstadt, Palatinate, then part of the Kingdom of Bavaria but now part of Germany. According to family members, he leaves his mother's house secretly by night, apparently to dodge the draft, and emigrates to the US. He makes his fortune in the US by operating in "red light" districts and allegedly providing women's services to gold prospectors (i.e., pimping). He then leaves the US to take advantage of the Klondike gold rush. But a reviewer warns "respectable women" not to stay overnight in Trump's hotel-bar-brothel to avoid hearing "the depraved of their own sex" making loud noises at all hours! Trump's Canadian brothel features "ladies' rooms" complete with scales for measuring gold dust. His business plan has been described as "mining the miners."
1901: Canadian authorities begin to crack down on prostitution. Friedrich Trump sells his stake and skedaddles. But he has no allegiance to the US. Now a wealthy man, he elects to return to Kallstadt, Germany, where he marries a German girl, Elizabeth Christ, and settles down.
1905: Friedrich Trump and his family are evicted from Germany for draft dodging and tax evasion. They depart Germany on June 30, 1905. Their son Frederick is born on October 11, 1905. Thus, Donald Trump's father was conceived in Germany. The Trumps were refugees, taken in by the United States. Thus it's ironic that Donald Trump is so avid about banning and deporting refugees. Also, if he can't produce an official document proving that his grandfather was an American citizen before his father was conceived, then by his own definition, his father was an "anchor baby" and his entire family is here due to "chain immigration."
1918: Friedrich Trump dies during a flu pandemic. He is a wealthy man, with nearly half a million dollars in assets, in today's money.
1925: Elizabeth Christ Trump founds the Trump family business with her son Frederick "Fred" Trump. The original company name is Elizabeth Trump & Son.
1927: Frederick "Fred" Trump, the father of Donald Trump, is arrested at a KKK rally in Queens, New York. His address appeared in the arrest report in The New York Times and has been verified as the Trump's address according to the 1930 Census. According to Vice magazine, per several sources, all the men arrested were wearing KKK attire. So it seems Fred Trump was a member of the KKK.
1946: Donald Trump is born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York. His mother is a Scottish immigrant and his father was conceived in Germany. Is Donald Trump an "anchor baby" according to his own definition?
1950: Woody Guthrie, whose guitar bore the slogan "this machine kills fascists," wrote angry songs about "Old Man Trump" and how he discriminated against black tenants. Donald Trump said, "My legacy has its roots in my father's legacy." But according to the writer of "This Land Is Your Land," that legacy was one of hatred and racial discrimination:
I suppose Old Man Trump knows
Just how much Racial Hate he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project!
Guthrie lamented that he and his wife were forced to raise their children "under the skullyboned stink and dank of racial hate, jimmycrack Krow." He obviously despised "Old Man Trump" and his racism. As we all should.
1954: Fred Trump is accused of overbilling FHA public housing projects by $3.7 million dollars, an immense sum in those days. In addition, Trump paid himself the architectural and general contractor fees! Because so many veterans who risked their lives in WWII are being ripped off, President Dwight D. Eisenhower is rightly furious and orders an investigation. Trump would later be brought to testify before a U.S. Senate committee investigating abuses in housing programs for war vets and middle-class families.
1959: Donald Trump is sent to New York Military Accademy, for behavioral problems. Like father, like son, perhaps? Fred Trump had raised his son to be a "king" and a "killer."
1966: Donald Trump transfers to the Wharton School of Business and begins buying properties in Philadelphia. Trump claims that he began his career with a "small" loan of $1 million (which was a YUGE sum of money back then). However, a Trump casino application filed in 1985 showed $14 million in loans from his father still outstanding. Then there is the infamous $3.5 million "chip loan" his father made in an attempt to save his son from bankruptcy (described later on this page). Fred Trump also personally guaranteed half a $70 million loan used to finance his son's first big construction project. And then there is all the money Donald Trump inherited from his grandmother, father and mother. So any claims that The Donald is a "self made man" are patently false.
1968: Donald Trump graduates with a degree in economics and joins the family business.
1972: Donald Trump takes over the family business and renames it the Trump Organization. Contractors, waiters, dishwashers, and plumbers who have worked at Trump projects say that his company stiffed them for work, refusing to pay for services rendered. How much money did Trump make by stiffing the little guys and gals who worked for him?
1973: (1) Louise Sunshine, who worked for Trump from 1973-1985, told the Washington Post that he kept a "fat picture" of her in his desk, which he would take out when he was unhappy with her. (2) The US Department of Justice accuses the Trump Organization of violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against minorities (many of them, or course, women and their children).
1976: The US Department of Justice sues the Trump Organization again, for continuing to discriminate against minorities. During a break in the proceedings, the DOJ prosecutor in charge, Elyse Goldweber, claimed that Donald Trump approached her and said, "C'mon, Elyse, admit it. You don't want to live with them, either."
1977: Donald Trump marries his first wife, Ivana.
1980: Trump hired 200 undocumented Polish workers to tear down a Bonwit Teller store to make room for Trump Tower. Trump paid them substandard wages for backbreaking work—$5 per hour, when they were paid at all. The workers didn’t wear hard hats and often slept at the site. When the workers complained about their back pay, they were allegedly threatened with deportation.
1984: Trump opens his first casino in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza. But he finances his ownership with $300 million in junk bonds, which eventually causes the casino to file for bankruptcy.
1985: (1) Trump buys his second casino, which he renames Trump Castle. Posing as John Baron, he claims to have paid $300 million in cash for the casino. But he actually financed the purchase with junk bonds through Bear Stearns. (2) Kip Brown, who worked at the Trump Castle, exposed a shocking example of racism related directly to Trump himself: "When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor," Brown said. "It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back."
1980s: (1) "You like your candy," Trump told Barbara Res, who worked for him during the 1980s. "It was him reminding me that I was overweight," she explained. Thus Rees confirmed what Louise Sunshine said in the 1973 entry. (2) Jessica Leeds says that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt in a first-class cabin. "He was like an octopus," Leeds told the Times. "His hands were everywhere. It was an assault." Leeds also told Megyn Kelly that Trump called her a "cunt" three years later at a fundraising gala. Trump replied to Leeds' accusation with the dehumanizing comment: "that would not be my first choice." That recalls his comment about "that face" disqualifying Carly Fiorina from being president. (3) Christie Brinkley told Porter magazine that in the early 1980s a "smarmy" Donald Trump asked her to join him on his private jet — but she turned him down because she suspected he was "chasing skirts."
1988: (1) Trump funds his Trump Taj Mahal casino with $675 million in junk bonds. (2) Trump's "charity" foundation has been accused of many uncharitable and illegal activities. Furthermore, Trump has been accused of not contributing his own money to the charity, but using funds for highly questionable purposes that benefit him personally, such as settling legal disputes and "self-dealing."
1989: (1) In a case that's been characterized as a modern-day lynching, four black teenagers and one Latino teenager — the "Central Park Five" — were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump ran an ad in local papers demanding, "BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!" The teens' convictions were later vacated after they had spent up to 13 years in prison, and the city paid $41 million in a settlement, because Matias Reyes, a convicted serial rapist, confessed to raping the jogger alone, and DNA evidence confirmed his guilt. But Trump in October 2016 said he still believes they're guilty, despite the DNA evidence to the contrary. (2) Donald Trump begins an affair with Marla Maples, which leads to his divorce from his wife Ivana. (3) Ivana Trump stated in a deposition taken during their divorce proceedings, that Donald had visited her plastic surgeon for scalp-reduction surgery, following which he had flown into a rage and ripped out hair from her scalp! The 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald Trump, by Harry Hurt III, described the alleged attack as a "violent assault" during which Donald Trump attacked Ivana sexually. According to the book, Ivana later confided to some of her friends that Donald Trump had raped her. (3) Trump told NBC: "I think sometimes a black may think they don't have an advantage or this and that. I've said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage."
1990: (1) In an interview with Vanity Fair, Trump said: "I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?" (2) Trump's divorce from Ivana became final. She signed an agreement with a gag clause that keeps her from revealing details about him and their marriage. When she revealed details in her book, Trump sued and won a gag order. (3) Shortly after the money-losing Trump Taj Mahal opens, Trump misses a $43 million interest payment and is in "deep doo-doo" financially. Banker Robert McSween told the Wall Street Journal that Trump was "so down he was almost crying." Trump was nearly a billion dollars in debt. "You see that man?" he wrote in The Art of the Comeback about a beggar he and Marla Maples saw around this time. "Right now he's worth $900 million more than me." (4) Is Donald Trump a self-made man? His father bailed him out by buying $3.5 million in chips he didn't use. (That was considered an illegal loan and the casino was fined $65,000.) There are also reports that Donald Trump borrowed up to $30 million from his siblings' trust funds.
1990s: Kristin Anderson, at the time an aspiring model, told The Washington Post that Trump put his hands up her skirt at a Manhattan nightclub in the early 1990s, after sneaking up next to her on a couch. Though she hadn't spoken about this publicly, Anderson, who was in her early twenties at the time of the incident, had recounted the story several times—two women interviewed by the Post confirmed having heard about it from Anderson.
1991: (1) Trump told Esquire: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." (2) The Taj Mahal casino is Trump's first major bankruptcy. He had to sell his yacht, his airline, and half his ownership in the casino in order to avoid personal bankruptcy. His bankers essentially put him on an allowance. (3) A book by John O'Donnell, a former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, quoted Trump railing about a black accountant: "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it's probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It's not anything they can control." Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that "the stuff O'Donnell wrote about me is probably true."
1992: (1) Jill Harth said that Trump sexually assaulted her multiple times, including once in his daughter Ivanka's bedroom. Harth also claimed in a lawsuit that Trump kept black women out of the American Dream pageant she helped organize. (2) In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump said about women: "You have to treat 'em like shit." Apparently, he did. (3) An Entertainment Tonight video shows Trump watching pre-teen girls going up an escalator. "I'm going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?" he says about one of them. He was 46 at the time, shades of Judge Roy Moore! (4) The Trump Plaza files for bankruptcy after losing more than $550 million. The Trump Castle also files for bankruptcy. (5) The Trump Plaza paid a $200,000 fine because it had transferred black and women dealers from tables to accommodate a big-time gambler's prejudices. The gambler was Robert LiButti, an organized crime figure and associate of John Gotti.Trump's casino had bought LiButti nine luxury cars and had to pay another fine of $450,000!
1993: (1) Marla Maples has a child by Donald Trump before they are married. Tiffany Trump is born in October and the couple marry in December. (2) "Vagina is expensive!" Donald Trump confided to Howard Stern at Trump's wedding to Marla Maples. (3) Trump told Newshub, "Yes, I have that image [as a womanizer]. I think certain women are more beautiful than others, to be perfectly honest, and it's fortunate I don't have to run for political office." (4) In 1993, Trump testified at a hearing held by the House Native American Affairs subcommittee, which at the time was investigating organized crime in Native American casinos. Without offering proof, Trump told lawmakers it was "obvious" that the Mafia had infiltrated the casinos. "They don’t look like Indians to me," he said. "They don’t look like Indians to Indians."
1994: Trump told ABC News, "I have days where, if I come home, and I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof."
1996: Trump runs Trump Hotels into the ground. "During Trump's 13 years as chairman, the company lost $1.1 billion," according to David Cay Johnston. Is Trump a "winner" or is he most accomplished at losing other people's money?
1996: According to Eliana Johnson of Politico, when allegations of domestic abuse surfaced against Steve Bannon during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said: "Don't worry about Bam Bam, he's locked away in a room working 20 hours a day. He never comes out." According to Johnson, it was Trump who gave Bannon the nickname Bam Bam, and he gave it specifically because Bannon had assaulted his wife. Bannon was charged with domestic violence and battery in the 1996 incident. But to Trump abusing women is apparently a joke.
1997: (1) After Trump bought the Miss USA beauty pageant, he told Howard Stern: "I'm going to get the bathing suits to be smaller and the heels to be higher." (2) Trump also told Stern that he thought he could have "nailed" Princess Diana. According to a confidante, however, Princess Di considered Trump a creepy stalker. (3) In his book The Art of the Comeback, Trump advised men to pass on women of principle who refused to sign prenuptial agreements, and marry gold diggers instead! He said: "There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she's got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her."
1997: Cathy Heller says that Trump accosted her at a Mother's Day Event at Mar-A-Lago, while she was with her family and her in-laws, according to a story first reported in The Guardian. She told ABC News that she was having brunch with her family at Mar-a-Lago on Mother's Day when Trump came to the table and was being introduced. She said that when she put her hand out to say hello, he grabbed her unexpectedly and started to kiss her on the lips. She said she pulled away, but he grabbed her again and got her near her lips. The incident happened in front of her family, and she yelled at her husband afterwards because he didn't do anything, she said. She has told family and friends over the years, but didn't go public until now "because it wasn't newsworthy then," she said.
1997: Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, and three other women who did not want to be identified, said that in 1997 Trump invaded a dressing room while 51 girls were changing their clothes. All were teenagers; some were girls as young as 15. A number of the girls were nude, or half-naked. One of the girls in the dressing room recalled Trump saying something like: "Don't worry, ladies, I've seen it all before." When Billado discussed the matter with Ivanka Trump, she was told, "Yeah, he does that." Trump would also confirm this sordid behavior, bragging about it on the Howard Stern show in 2005.
1997: Temple Taggart McDowell, a former Miss Utah, claims that Trump kissed her on the mouth more than once, which she considered to be very inappropriate and "gross." She says Trump also kissed other contestants on the mouth. She also said that Trump's advances made her so uncomfortable that she was instructed not to be alone in a room with Trump, but to have a chaperone accompany her.
1998: (1) Trump begins an affair with Slovenian supermodel Melania Knavs (later changed to Knauss). Trump is still married to Marla Maples. (2) Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor, said that Trump grabbed her arm and groped her breast at the 1998 U.S. Open in Queens. "Don't you know who I am?" he asked twice, according to the alleged victim.
1999: (1) Donald Trump divorces his second wife, Marla Maples. (2) Trump's father dies, leaving an inheritance estimated at $250 to $300 million. Is Donald Trump a "self-made" man, really? Or is he a spoiled child of privilege? (3) Around this time, Trump has been accused of hiring illegal aliens for his modeling business, Trump Model Management.
2000: (1) Trump told Howard Stern ten famous women he wanted to have sex with, including Princess Di. "She was crazy, but these are minor details." (2) Bridget Sullivan, a former Miss New Hampshire, also remembers Trump barging into the dressing room when "we were all naked." (3) In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of ads suggesting the tribe had a "record of criminal activity [that] is well documented." (4) Trump was eventually fined $250,000 for breaking New York state law by lobbying to prevent the Native American casino.
2001: Tasha Dixon, Miss Arizona in 2001, said: "He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked." Dixon, who was a teenager at the time, told KCBS-TV: "Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis." Dixon said that it was very awkward for the contestants to have "the owner come waltzing in when we were naked or half naked in a very physically vulnerable position." Dixon went on to say that the contestants were pressured by people working for Trump to "go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention."
2003: Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that Trump groped her rear end at Mar-a-Lago when she was there accompanying a photographer who was shooting a Ray Charles concert.
2003: Trump told Howard Stern that his daughter Ivanka had "the best body."
2004: (1) Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts files for a third Trump bankruptcy with $1.8 billion in debt. (2) Trump told the Daily News: "all of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me—consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." (3) In season two of The Apprentice, Trump fired Kevin Allen, a black contestant, for being overeducated. And yet Trumps about his education, go figure.
2005: (1) Trump founds his scummy and scammy Trump University. (2) Melania Knauss becomes pregnant with Trump's child before they marry. Trump marries his third wife in January and the baby is born two months later. (According to the witnesses below, Trump was never faithful to Melania and was having affairs while she was pregnant.) (3) Trump tells Howard Stern he will give Melania "one or two" days to regain her figure after giving birth, or at most "a week." Apparently, Trump was serious. New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser shared the following anecdote in an article: "When I visited about two months after his lovely wife, Melania, gave birth to the couple's son, Barron, the infamous germaphobe boasted that after fathering five children, he'd never changed a diaper. I enthused that Melania, who stood quietly nearby aboard 5-inch stilettos, had lost all her baby weight. Trump corrected me: 'She's almost lost all the baby weight.' I was embarrassed for the mother of his youngest kid, who ignored the dig."
2005: The infamous "pussy grabbing" tape, in which Trump was recorded baldly admitting his sexual crimes to Billy Bush of Access Hollywood, is made. In it, Trump confirms what the girls and women below said happened to them in the same year, either while Melania Trump was pregnant, or shortly after she had her baby with Trump.
2005: Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News anchor, said that Trump unexpectedly kissed her on the lips in a Trump Tower elevator. The incident allegedly occurred around the time Trump married Melania. According to Huddy it happened in the presence of a Trump security worker. Years after the elevator incident, Trump appeared on Huddy's Fox News show and made light of what he called "hitting on her," saying that "she blew me off." So in effect, he confessed.
2005: Rachel Crooks, a receptionist at Bayrock Group in Trump Tower, says that she encountered Mr. Trump outside an elevator in the building where Trump "kissed me directly on the mouth."
2005: Trump admitted to Howard Stern that he "inspects" teenage girls in the nude: "I'll go backstage before a show, and everyone's getting dressed and ready and everything else ... You know, no men are anywhere. And I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant. And therefore I'm inspecting it ... Is everyone OK? You know, they're standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible-looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that."
2005: Natasha Stoynoff said that Trump kissed her without her consent when they were alone in a room: "I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat." Six people have corroborated Stoynoff's account. Of course Trump denies that it happened. "It's possible he just doesn't remember it," Stoynoff said of Trump and the incident. "It was over 10 years ago and I assume I am one of many, many women."
2005: Jennifer Murphy, Miss Oregon USA in 2003, says that she met with Trump for a job interview in 2005 after she was fired from The Apprentice, and he kissed her on the lips while walking her to the elevator afterward. Trump referred to Murphy as "One of the most beautiful women I have ever seen." Murphy said that she was "a little surprised" by the kiss―which makes it sound uninvited and unexpected. The nonconsensual kiss occurred in the same year that Trump bragged to Billy Bush about kissing and groping women without asking for their consent first.
2005: Trump pitched a show about racism: "an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world."
2006: (1) Trump called his daughter Ivanka "voluptuous" on the Howard Stern show. Trump also told The View that "If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." And we all know what Trump does on his dates! (2) Trump's war of words with Rosie O'Donnell began when he told People Magazine: "Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie." Trump told Entertainment Tonight: "Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.' We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out." Trump also took a jab at her love life and managed to offend the LGBT community at the same time: "Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?"
2006: Jessica Drake, an adult film star, says that Trump, wearing pajamas in his penthouse apartment, embraced and kissed her and two other women without their consent. She also says that Trump later offered her $10,000 and the use of his private jet, which she declined. "This is not acceptable behavior for anyone, much less a presidential candidate," said Drake, who identified herself as a sex education advocate whose work has focused on consent and communication. "I am not looking for monetary compensation. I do not need additional fame … I understand that I may be called a liar or an opportunist but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts." According to an article published by Esquire, Trump tried to have his "charitable" foundation purchase a $120,000 luxury trip that included a date with Salma Hayek, after the actress had declined his advances. So it seems Trump was willing to pay large sums of money for "dates," although it's hard to detect the "charity." Hayek is not a Trump fan. She agreed with Trump's self-assessment that he hasn't changed since he was in the first grade: "I agree with him that we have a first-grade bully running for the president of the United States." The actress accused Trump of bullying her, after she declined to go out with him. She says that he used his influence to have an article placed in the National Enquirer in which he was the one who turned her down, because she was "too short." Trump's response? Mr. Piggy oinked: "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before."
2006: Ninni Laaksonen, a former Miss Finland in the Miss Universe competition that Trump once owned, alleged in an interview with the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that Trump groped her before an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2006. "Before the show we were photographed outside the building," Laaksonen said, "Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt. "I don't think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ‘What is happening?'" Laaksonen said that she had been told at other events that year that Trump found her attractive because she reminded him of his wife, Melania, whom he had married the year before. "Somebody told me there that Trump liked me because I looked like Melania when she was younger," Laaksonen said. "It left me disgusted."
2006: Samantha Carol Holvey, a former Miss North Carolina who competed in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, told CNN that pageant owner Donald Trump personally inspected each woman prior to the contest, to the point that it was "the dirtiest I felt in my entire life." She said that prior to pageant events, Trump had "moved into areas where she and other contestants were getting ready."
2006: According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump allegedly had an affair with porn star Stephanie Clifford, who performed as "Stormy Daniels."
2007: (1) In Trump 101: The Way to Success, Trump compared women to buildings: "Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see." (2) On Larry King's CNN show, Trump addressed Angelina Jolie's falling out with her father Jon Voight, saying: "I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not—I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not." (3) Trump pitched Lady or a Tramp? This was reported to be a reality show in which ‘out of control' party girls were sent to charm school to learn some manners. Because, God forbid a woman should be anything but demure. (4) Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant, claimed that Trump kissed her aggressively, groped her breasts and thrust his genitals against her.
2008: (1) Trump told Howard Stern that any woman who has a breast reduction is "insane." (2) 2008: Trump called Anne Hathaway a gold-digger. When her marriage broke up, following her husband Rafaella Follierei's financial and legal troubles, Trump told Access Hollywood: "So when he had plenty of money, she liked him. But then after that, not as good, right?"
2009: (1) Trump's fourth major bankruptcy: Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump resigned from the board. (2) Beauty queen Carrie Prejean wrote about the "Trump rule" in her book, referring to the Miss USA pageant, of which Trump is co-owner. She claimed that the billionaire had the girls parade in front of him, so he could separate those he found attractive from those he didn't. She wrote: "Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [he] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began ... it was as though we had been stripped bare."
2010: (1) According to a report in the New York Post, former female contestants on the show complained that Trump consistently objectified women. Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy claimed: "So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestants—discussing the female contestants' looks—who he found to be hot. "He asked the men to rate the women — he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who's the most beautiful on the women's team?'" Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: "I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around." (2) A national controversy erupted over the "Ground Zero Mosque" — a proposal to build a Muslim community center near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Trump opposed the project, calling it "insensitive," and offered to buy out one of the investors in the project. Trump argued, referring to Muslims, "Well, somebody's blowing us up. Somebody's blowing up buildings, and somebody's doing lots of bad stuff." (3) According to CNN's Erin Burnett, a friend told her that Trump had acted according to his self-avowed modus operandi: eating Tic Tacs before kissing her on the lips without her consent in a Trump Tower boardroom in 2010.
2011: (1) Trump called lawyer Elizabeth Beck "disgusting" when she asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter. (2) After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump's bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and ‘the face of a dog!' scrawled across it. (3) Trump became the world's most prominent "birther" by pushing false rumors that Obama — the country's first black president — was not born in the US. Trump even sent investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama's birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a "carnival barker." (Research has indicated a strong correlation between "birtherism" and racism.) Trump has reportedly continued to push this conspiracy theory in private. (4) Trump also argued without proof that Obama wasn't qualified to go to Columbia and Harvard, claiming again without proof that he was a "terrible" student (when he was actually the editor-in-chief of Harvard Law Review!), and has demanded his transcripts. But of course Trump has never released his own transcripts. Such a hypocrite! Did his rich daddy pay for a Wharton degree?
2012: (1) Trump called TMZ Live and bragged about the size of his penis: "I think Gloria [Allred] would be very impressed." (2) Trump tweeted: "@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision."
2013: (1) Trump, appearing with Ivanka on The Wendy Williams Show, was asked what they had in common. Ivanka replied "either real estate or golf." Trump said: "Well, I was going to say sex, but I can't relate that to her!" (2) Former Playboy playmate Brande Roderick was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in the US. During a tense boardroom battle, she knelt in front of Trump — who takes the Alan Sugar role — to ask him whether she could be the next project manager. After a six second silence (an eternity on TV), during which Trump presumably willed some blood to return to his head — he said: "It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees." Because isn't that woman's place in the boardroom — on her knees, begging a man for favors? (3) Trump claimed that sexual results in the military are due to women and men being put together, but what about public beaches?: "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military — only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?" (4) Trump seemed to go out of his way to highlight Jon Stewart's Jewish background, tweeting: "I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz — I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated." (5) 2013: Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington, told Rolling Stone that Trump treated pageant contestants "like cattle" and "continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
2015: (1) Trump tweeted: "How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?" (2) Trump said Hillary couldn't ‘satisfy' her husband and therefore couldn't satisfy America, in a thinly veiled reference to Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. While most of Trump's sexist tweets remain, this one has mysteriously disappeared from the social media site. (3) Megyn Kelly hosted the first Republican debate of the US Presidential campaign and gave Trump a tough time over previous accusations of sexism against him (really, we can't imagine why). After the debate, he responded by seeming to call her a ‘bimbo' on Twitter: "@timjcam: @megynkelly @FrankLuntz @realDonaldTrump Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!" And in a later CNN interview Trump suggested her questioning was because of her period: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Trump has denied this was his intention. (4) In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said: "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10." In response, Klum posted a video on Twitter in which she wore a t-shirt with ‘9.9' written on it. (6) Carly Fiorina was Trump's Republican candidate rival. According to Rolling Stone, he said: "Look at that face. Could anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" (7) Women should be seen and not heard! Trump insulted Fiorina again when he singled her out for a dressing down, ignoring the fact his male counterparts were also talking over one another. His comment: "Why does she keep interrupting everybody?" was immediately called sexist on social media. (8) Having previously supported the pro-choice lobby, Trump has now changed his stance on abortion to fit in with the Republican party. He's also said he'd be willing to shut down the US Government to defund non-profit reproductive health organisation Planned Parenthood. He told the Des Moines Register: "In thinking about it over the years, I've had instances, and one instance in particular, a friend had a child who they were going to abort, and now they have it, and the child is incredible. And the man, he changed his views also because of that." (9) Trump launched his presidential campaign by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" who are "bringing crime" and "bringing drugs" to the US. His campaign was largely built on building a wall to keep these immigrants out of the US. (10) Trump also called for a "total and complete" ban on all Muslims coming into the US, even Muslim citizens of the US who happened to be abroad! (11) In a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump seemed to embrace antisemitic stereotypes of Jews as money-hungry, unscrupulous Shylocks: "You’re not going to support me because I don't want your money,” he told the Jewish audience. "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't negotiate deals? Probably more than any room [sic] I've ever spoken!"
2016: (1) Trump attacked 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado after revelations that he had called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." Rather than apologizing, he upped the ante. (2) 2016: Insiders on The Apprentice USA claimed that Trump used to rate female contestants by the size of their breasts and openly discussed whom he'd like to have sex with. (3) 2016: Trump caused mass outrage after advocating "punishment" for women who have abortions. Trump reversed his position two hours later, saying he would punish doctors instead. Such consistency! (4) After Hillary Clinton criticised his piggish stance on women's issues, Trump hit back by accusing her of being an "enabler" of her husband's affairs: "She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler." (5) Trump insulted the Rev. Faith Green Timmons, the pastor of a Flint, Michigan church, calling her a "nervous mess," after she asked him not to give a political speech to her congregation. (6) Trump re-tweeted an offensive meme comparing photographs of Heidi Cruz's and Melania Trump's faces. The meme crudely implied that Melania is more attractive than Heidi. (7) 2016: Trump called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" for claiming that she has Native American ancestry. (8) Trump argued that Judge Gonzalo Curiel — who was overseeing the Trump University lawsuit — should recuse himself from the case because of his Mexican heritage and membership in a Latino lawyers association. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who endorsed Trump, later called such comments "the textbook definition of a racist comment." (9) Trump also tweeted fake statistics claiming that black Americans are responsible for the majority of murders of whites, and in speeches he continually linked blacks with violent crime. (10) Trump declined to denounce David Duke, a well-known racist and former Grand Wizard of the KKK. Trump claimed not to know who Duke was. But Trump has claimed to have one of the world's greatest memories, so he must remember that he named Duke as one of his main reasons for leaving the Reform Party in 2000, correctly indentifying Duke as a Klansman! (11) Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is arrested for battery after assaulting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, who had tried to ask Trump a question after a press conference. Rather than reprimanding Lewandowski, Trump claimed that Fields' pen might have been a bomb! (12) At a campaign rally, Trump pointed to one attendee and said: "Oh, look at my African-American over here! Look at him!" (13) "If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote." said Donald Trump, at a Trump Tower news conference. (14) Trump insulted Ghazala Khan, a Gold Star mother, after she stood silently next to her husband Khizr Khan while he delivered a passionate speech to the DNC. Trump engaged in a grotesque stereotype of Muslim women: "Look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me." Ghazala Khan later explained that she was too emotional about her son's death to speak.
2016: The Washington Post released the infamous "pussy grabbing" tape, in which Trump was recorded baldly admitting his sexual crimes to Billy Bush of Access Hollywood.
2016: The New York Times published the article "Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Private". For the article, Times reporters Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey conducted 50 interviews with women who had known Trump socially, during their professional career, or while modeling or competing for a beauty pageant title. Their accounts reveal unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct, according to the interviews, as well as court records and written recollections. The interactions occurred in his offices at Trump Tower, at his homes, at construction sites and backstage at beauty pageants. They appeared to be fleeting, unimportant moments to him, but they left lasting impressions on the women who experienced them.
2017: Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski made fun of Trump for having fake Time magazine covers of himself framed in multiple Trump properties. Although he claimed not to watch Morning Joe anymore, shortly after Mika's remarks, Trump called her "low IQ Crazy Mika" and called Joe Scarborough "Psycho Joe." Trump said the couple went to Mar-a-Lago for New Year's Eve and insisted on joining him while Mika was "bleeding badly from a face-lift."
2017: In the week after white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump repeatedly said that "many sides" and "both sides" were to blame for the violence and chaos that ensued — suggesting that the white supremacist protesters were morally equivalent to counter-protesters who stood against racism. Trump also said that there were "some very fine people" among the white supremacists. All of this seemed like a dog whistle to white supremacists — and many of them took it as one, with white nationalist Richard Spencer praising Trump for "defending the truth."
2017: Trump called Puerto Ricans who criticized his administration's response to Hurricane Maria "politically motivated ingrates."
2017: Trump repeatedly attacked NFL players who, by kneeling or otherwise silently protesting during the national anthem, demonstrated against systemic racism in America.
2017: Trump reportedly said that people who came to the US from Haiti "all have AIDS," and he lamented that people who came to the US from Nigeria would never "go back to their huts" once they saw America.
2017: Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, a notorious sheriff accused of racial profiling, creating a tent city jail with inhumane conditions, forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear (then profiting by selling pink underwear), and other atrocities.
2017: Trump supported the senate campaign of Judge Roy Moore despite the testimony of nine women that he acted inappropriately when they were underage girls, or much younger than Moore. Local police and business owners confirmed that Moore had been "banned from the local mall" because of his predatory ways.
2018: Speaking about immigration in a bipartisan meeting in January 2018, Trump reportedly asked, in reference to Haiti and African countries, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" He then reportedly suggested that the US should take more people from countries like Norway. The implication: Immigrants from predominantly white countries are good, while immigrants from predominantly black countries are bad. Trump denied making the "shithole" comments, although some senators present at the meeting said they happened. The White House, meanwhile, suggested that his racist comments, like Trump's remarks about NFL protests, would play well to his base. (The only connection between Trump's remarks about the NFL protests and his "shithole" comments is race.)
2018: Trump opined that a "pretty Korean lady" should be assigned to negotiations with North Korea, creating yet another stir. She was actually born in the United States. Should Trump only work with Germany and Scotland because his family originated in those two countries?
2018: Michael Wolff's bestselling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House revealed that Trump favors "work wives" like Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Why? Wolff explains: "Women, according to Trump, were simply more loyal and trustworthy than men. Men might be more forceful and competent, but they were also more likely to have their own agendas. Women, by their nature, or Trump's version of their nature, were more likely to focus their purpose on a man. A man like Trump." Mr. Trump, the author continued, "needed special—extra-special—handling. Women, he explained to one friend with something like self-awareness, generally got this more precisely than men. In particular, women who self-selected themselves as tolerant of or oblivious to or amused by or steeled against his casual misogyny and constant sexual subtext—which was somehow, incongruously and often jarringly, matched with paternal regard—got this.” No wonder the Trump family and White House are both so dysfunctional!
2018: The Wall Street Journal reported that during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's personal lawyer arranged a payment of $130,000 to a former porn star in order to arrange her silence about an alleged affair she had with Trump. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen allegedly arranged the payment to Stephanie Clifford, who performed as "Stormy Daniels," so that she wouldn't discuss her history with Trump on national television. WSJ reporters appear to have obtained specific details about the payment, which they say was sent to Clifford through her lawyer's "client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles." Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, said that he had seen a draft copy of the agreement which had been emailed to him by Clifford. Alana Evans, the third porn actress in this list, said that she had a sexual encounter with Trump: "All I'm going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities." Is not clear whether the alleged incident was abusive or consensual. Evans also confirmed Clifford's account above, saying Trump and Clifford wanted her to join in a threesome.
2018: Trump's first State of the Union speech only created more disunion. Trump's most pointed line was quickly tweeted by America's most famous racist, former KKK grand wizard David Duke: "Thank you President Trump. Americans are 'Dreamers' too." What Trump said is like saying "White lives matter" to repudiate "Black lives matter." After Trump's dismal speech, the KKK was cheering because the KKK understands Trump's code words and slogans, and what they really mean.
2018: Trump's staff secretary, Rob Porter, was accused by two ex-wives and a former girlfriend of verbal and physical abuse. And yet the Trump administration defended Porter as a man of "integrity" until a picture of his first wife with a black eye was made public. Then it turned out that the FBI had apparently confirmed the accusations of domestic abuse because Porter had never been issued a security clearance. Did Trump not know, or did he just not care? The fact that Trump continued to support Judge Roy Moore despite many accusations of sexual abuse and inappropriate sexual behavior with underage girls seems to suggest that Trump just doesn't care. And his own behavior also seems to confirm that.
2018: After accusing other politicians of being afraid of the NRA, in the wake of the Parkland school massacre, Trump became fearful himself and declined to take any strong action to protect students from gun violence. As one woman noted, "Women's bodies are more regulated than guns in America."—Kyra Parrow
2018: Trump called a black woman, Omarosa Manigault Newman, a "dog" and a "lowlife" after she accused him and his administration of racism. So Trump replied to an accusation of racism with a grotesquely racist tweet, proving that Omarosa was correct in her accusation.
2018: Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. During hearings, multiple women came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, including exposing himself in public and attempted rape. Trump effectively called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of the victims, a liar by tweeting: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"
Donald Trump in His Own Words
So far, at least nine women have come forward to accuse Judge Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual behavior. Of course the leaders of the Republican Party were outraged―or at least they pretended to be. But where is their outrage over Donald Trump, who has also been accused of being a serial sexual abuser, and confirmed it himself by bragging about groping women's genitals to Billy Bush and about barging into the dressing rooms of teenage girls to Howard Stern?
According to Trump, a black guy who shoplifts should be locked up for 10 years, a black guy who kneels during the anthem should be fired, and a white guy who repeatedly molests and propositions underage girls should be in the US Senate. But if a white guy gropes women and brags about it, he should be the American president!
If you ask a man who abuses his wife and children how he feels about them, he is likely to say that he "loves" and "respects" them, but of course his actions prove otherwise. Speaking of himself in superlatives, Trump claims that no one "loves," "respects" and "cherishes" women more than he does. But then he abuses them verbally and―according to many women who have come forward despite the risks involved―sexually as well. Here is what Trump really thinks about women, in his own words:
"You can do anything. Grab 'em by the pussy." — Donald Trump, Access Hollywood, 2005
"It doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." — Donald Trump, Esquire, 1991
"Women, you have to treat them like shit." — Donald Trump, New York Magazine, 1992
"When I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof." — Donald Trump, ABC News, 1994
"Vagina is expensive." — Donald Trump, confided to Howard Stern at Trump's wedding to Marla Maples, 1993
"If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote." — Donald Trump, at a Trump Tower news conference, 2016
"Heidi Klum? Sadly, she's no longer a 10." — Donald Trump, New York Times, 2015
The Top Ten Female Targets of Trump's Verbal Abuse
Alicia Machado ("Miss Piggy," "Miss Eating Machine," "Absolute Worst," Miss Housekeeper" and "Miss Housecleaning")
Maureen Dowd ("Neurotic dope," "Wacky" and "Crazy")
Bette Midler ("Grotesque" and "Disgusting")
Khloe Kardashian ("Fat piglet" and "the ugly Kardashian")
Arianna Huffington ("Dog" and "Unattractive inside and out")
Carly Fiorina (Trump opined that she couldn't possibly get elected because of "that face")
Rosie O'Donnell ("Slob," "Big fat pig," "Disgusting pig," "Disgusting inside and out," "Real loser," "Disaster," "My fat little Rosie" and "the Beast")
Megyn Kelly ("Bimbo" and "Lightweight")
Elizabeth Warren ("Pocahontas," "Goofy" and "Goofus")
Hillary Clinton (Crooked Hillary, "Lyin' Hillary," "Such a nasty woman!")
Others: Cher, Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum, Gail Collins, Mika Brzezinski, Trump's female employees, and his wives Ivana Trump, Marla Maples Trump, and Melania Trump.
The Donald Trump war on women is largely one of verbal abuse, body-shaming and public humiliation. Here are just a few of the insulting terms Trump has used to publicly abuse women:
"Disgusting" (Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer, after she requested a break to pump breast milk for her baby)
"Face of a dog" (Gail Collins)
"Bitch" (Condoleezza Rice)
"Highly neurotic" (Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
"Sadly, no longer a 10" (Heidi Klum, who humorously "accepted" her new rating of 9.9 in a video response)
"Beautiful piece of ass" (any attractive woman willing to have sex with Trump)
In a phone interview Donald Trump told USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers that if his daughter Ivanka were sexually harassed at work, "I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case."
Trump's comments about women are disturbing and confirm a long-term pattern of bullying and verbal abuse. Here's an excerpt from a Slate article:
Before entering politics, Trump criticized Bill Clinton not for mistreating women, but for failing to find hotter mistresses. He once called [Paula] Jones a "loser" and said of the [Monica] Lewinsky scandal that "people would have been more forgiving" if Clinton had slept with "a really beautiful woman of sophistication." Trump's message in bringing up Bill's adultery now is the same as the right-wing slogan he retweeted last year: "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?" His belief that Bill Clinton's affairs reflect badly on Hillary demonstrates something key to his psyche: For Trump, the only salient distinction when judging a women's worth is whether she is fuckable or unfuckable. The fuckable/unfuckable schema is so deeply rooted in Trump that he can't fully grasp that not everyone shares it. Consider how, the morning after Monday's debate, he defended himself from Clinton's accusation that he'd bullied former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for her weight. Speaking to Fox and Friends by phone, he said, "[S]he gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem." On Wednesday night, speaking to Bill O'Reilly, he continued to paint himself as the victim of Machado's sudden-onset unfuckability, suggesting that he deserves thanks for trying to save her job. "I did that with a number of young ladies," he said. "Look what I get out of it. I get nothing."
Women Who Claim to have been Sexually Assaulted or have been Treated Inappropriately and Objectified by Donald Trump
BTW, it's amusing that Rudy Giuliani is now Trump's "surrogate" and champion, defending him from accusations of sexual assault and other improprieties by scores of women, when in a 2000 "Mayor's Inner Circle" video, Giuliani in drag had his "breasts" schmoozed by The Donald, after which Giuliani slapped his face and called him a "dirty boy." Obviously, Giuliani was well aware of Trump's reputation for grabbing and groping women without bothering to ask for their permission! Trump's outrageous behavior was apparently a running joke among the alpha males in his circle. In 1993, fellow bad boy Howard Stern asked Trump directly: "So you treat women with respect?" Trump answered honestly: "No, I can't say that either." And hundreds of chauvinistic public statements and tweets by Trump confirm that he doesn't treat women with respect, or minorities, or anyone that he considers "weak" or "overweight" or "unattractive."
(1) Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, said that he raped her after he became furious about a botched scalp reduction procedure performed by a doctor she had recommended. According to Henry Hurt III, Ivana told "some of her closest confidantes" that she had been raped.
(2) Jill Harth says that she was kissed, pawed and groped by Trump on multiple occasions (her account appears in considerable detail, later on this page). According to Harth, after she fought off Trump in his daughter Ivanka's bedroom, that same night Trump assaulted a "calendar girl," who also had to fight off Trump's advances. Harth also accused Trump of stalking her, despite the fact that she was engaged and he knew her fiancée. She said that Trump constantly name-dropped when he wasn't groping her. Harth sued Trump for attempted rape in 1997, but a settlement was reached out of court.
(3) Temple Taggart McDowell, a former Miss Utah, claims that Trump kissed her on the mouth more than once, which she considered to be very inappropriate and "gross." She says Trump also kissed other contestants on the mouth. She also said that Trump's advances made her so uncomfortable that she was instructed not to be alone in a room with Trump, but to have a chaperone accompany her.
(4) Jessica Leeds says that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt in a first-class cabin. "He was like an octopus," Leeds told the Times. "His hands were everywhere. It was an assault." Leeds also told Megyn Kelly that Trump called her a "cunt" three years later at a fundraising gala. Trump replied to Leeds' accusation with the dehumanizing comment: "that would not be my first choice." (Which recalls his comment about "that face" disqualifying Carly Fiorina from being president.)
(5) Rachel Crooks, a receptionist at Bayrock Group in Trump Tower, says that she encountered Mr. Trump outside an elevator in the building where Trump "kissed me directly on the mouth."
(6) Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington, told Rolling Stone that Trump treated pageant contestants "like cattle" and "continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
(7) Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that Trump groped her rear end at Mar-a-Lago in 2003 when she was there accompanying a photographer who was shooting a Ray Charles concert.
(8) Kristin Anderson, at the time an aspiring model, told The Washington Post that Trump put his hands up her skirt at a Manhattan nightclub in the early 1990s, after sneaking up next to her on a couch. Though she hadn't spoken about this publicly, Anderson, who was in her early twenties at the time of the incident, had recounted the story several times—two women interviewed by the Post confirmed having heard about it from Anderson.
(9) Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant, claims that Trump kissed her aggressively, groped her breasts and thrust his genitals against her.
(10) According to CNN's Erin Burnett, a friend told her that Trump had acted according to his self-avowed modus operandi: eating Tic Tacs before kissing her on the lips without her consent in a Trump Tower boardroom in 2010.
(11) Natasha Stoynoff said that Trump kissed her without her consent when they were alone in a room: "I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat." Six people have corroborated Stoynoff's account. Of course Trump denies that it happened. "It's possible he just doesn't remember it," Stoynoff said of Trump and the incident. "It was over 10 years ago and I assume I am one of many, many women."
(12) According to a Daily Beast article, three Celebrity Apprentice sources have said that Trump mocked deaf actress Marlee Matlin and called her "retarded."
(13+) According to Richard Hatch, the Donald made lewd comments to Marlee Matlin, to Lisa Rinna, to "all of the women on the Apprentice," and even in front of his daughter Ivanka.
(14) Cathy Heller says that Trump accosted her at a Mother's Day Event at Mar-A-Lago in the late 1990s, while she was with her family and her in-laws, according to a story first reported in The Guardian. She told ABC News that she was having brunch with her family at Mar-a-Lago on Mother's Day when Trump came to the table and was being introduced. She said that when she put her hand out to say hello, he grabbed her unexpectedly and started to kiss her on the lips. She said she pulled away, but he grabbed her again and got her near her lips. The incident happened in front of her family, and she yelled at her husband afterwards because he didn't do anything, she said. She has told family and friends over the years, but didn't go public until now "because it wasn't newsworthy then," she said.
Young Girls "Trumped" by The Donald
(15+) Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, and three other women who did not want to be identified, said that in 1997 Trump invaded a dressing room while 51 girls were changing their. All were teenagers; some were girls as young as 15. A number of the girls were nude, or half-naked. One of the girls in the dressing room recalled Trump saying something like: "Don't worry, ladies, I've seen it all before." When Billado discussed the matter with Ivanka Trump, she was told, "Yeah, he does that."
(16+) Tasha Dixon, Miss Arizona in 2001, said: "He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked." Dixon, who was 18 at the time, told KCBS-TV: "Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis." Dixon said that it was very awkward for the contestants to have "the owner come waltzing in when we were naked or half naked in a very physically vulnerable position." Dixon went on to say that the contestants were pressured by people working for Trump to "go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention."
(17+) Bridget Sullivan, a former Miss New Hampshire, also remembers Trump barging into the dressing room when "we were all naked." (Trump himself confirmed this creepy behavior when he bragged about the "funniest" thing being his "inspecting" of beauty contestants in their dressing rooms, on the Howard Stern show. He told Stern that "I sort of get away with things like that," so he obviously knew that what he was doing was wrong. We "inspect" objects and animals, so Trump's choice of words suggests that he sees young girls as objects for his gratification.)
(18) In a bizarre video clip, Donald Trump says that he will be "dating" a very young girl on an escalator in 10 years. And we all have a good idea of what "dating" means when the word emits from Trump's mouth.
(19, 20) Trump also told two 14-year-old girls in a youth choir outside Manhattan's Plaza Hotel that he would be "dating" them in a "couple" of years.
(21) Trump has said on multiple occasions that he would like to "date" his daughter Ivanka. Trump also told Howard Stern that it was okay for Stern to call his daughter a "piece of ass."
(22) Katie Johnson has filed three federal lawsuits against Trump, claiming that she was raped by Trump and the convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein when she was 13 years old. According to the third lawsuit, she has two eyewitnesses who saw her being raped on multiple occasions. The eyewitnesses both apparently worked for Epstein as "party planners," recruiting "adolescent women" for his sex parties. One of the party planners admitted that she lured the plaintiff to a party "with the promise of money and meeting contacts in the modeling industry." According to the lawsuits, the 13-year-old plaintiff was forced to engage in "unnatural lesbian sex" with a 12-year-old girl, after which both girls were forced to "orally copulate Defendant Trump." After Trump ejaculated, according to the lawsuit he zipped up his pants, pushed both girls away, and berated them for the "poor quality of their sexual performance." In the lawsuit the minor girls were described as "sex slaves" and Katie Johnson said that she was threatened with physical harm to herself and her family if she talked about the child rape operation. In one of the earlier lawsuits she also said that Trump had given her money and ordered her to get an abortion.
(23) Trump opined that troubled teens are "great in bed" during a discussion about Lindsay Lohan. "Can you imagine the sex with this troubled teen?" asked Howard Stern. "Yeah, you're probably right," Trump said. "She's probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they're always the best in bed?"
(24) Trump spoke very oddly about his infant daughter Tiffany, during a segment of Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous. "Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours, and what does Tiffany have of Marla's?" Robin Leach asked. "Well, I think that she's got a lot of Marla," Trump said. "She's a really beautiful baby, and she's got Marla's legs.'" Then Trump motioned to his chest and added, "We don't know whether she's got this part yet, but time will tell." What kind of father talks about his baby's legs and chest?
(25) In a series of tweets, Kamie Crawford described her first interaction with Donald Trump after winning the Miss Teen USA competition in 2010. Crawford, who was 17 at the time and was the first black girl to win the title in nearly a decade, said that prior to meeting Trump, she was warned that "Mr. Trump doesn't like black people," and that if he did respond to her kindly, it would be because she was the "type of black he likes."
The Most Vulgar Man Ever
(26) Vendela Kirsebom, a Swedish model, once sat next to Donald Trump at an event. After 45 minutes she came to the host, Graydon Carter, "almost in tears," and pleaded with him to move her. Carter remembers: "It seems that Trump had spent his entire time with her assaying the 'tits' and legs of the other female guests and asking how they measured up to those of other women, including his wife. 'He is,' she told me, in words that seemed familiar, 'the most vulgar man I have ever met.'"
(27+) Lisa Boyne, a health food business entrepreneur, described a disturbing episode at a restaurant―Raoul's in the SoHo neighborhood of New York―in 1996. According to Boyne, Trump dominated the conversation in the limo on the way to the restaurant, boasting of his sexual conquests and rating their attractiveness. "He was constantly talking about himself, who he was dating, who he was sleeping with, who he was trying to sleep with," Boyne said. "I just remember feeling very surprised and upset." At the restuarant, Boyne said that Trump paraded women in front of their table, looked under their skirts, and commented on whether they were wearing underwear. "It was the most offensive scene I've ever been a part of," Boyne told The Huffington Post. "I wanted to get the heck out of there." According to Boyne, the group was seated at a semi-circular table, with the women in the middle and Donald Trump and John Casablancas flanking either end. The women couldn't get out of their seats without one of the men getting up―which they refused to do. Instead, Boyne said, Trump insisted that the women walk across the table, allowing him to peer up their skirts while they did so. Trump "stuck his head right underneath their skirts," Boyne said, and commented on whether they were wearing underwear and what their genitalia looked like. Boyne said that Trump never made any such advance on her. "I'm not a model. He wasn't interested in me," she said. "He was more interested in my opinion of who I think he should sleep with. I remember that vividly." Eventually, however, she insisted that the men let her leave her seat. She found a pay phone at the restaurant to call her roommate. At her roommate's suggestion, Boyne returned to the table, told the group she wasn't feeling well and went home. "I met lots of famous, influential wealthy people with Sonja [Morgan,] and none of them were ever as vulgar, as disgusting, as rude, as sexist, such a low excuse for a human being that I've ever met.
(28) Samantha Carol Holvey, a former Miss North Carolina who competed in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, told CNN that pageant owner Donald Trump personally inspected each woman prior to the contest, to the point that it was "the dirtiest I felt in my entire life." She said that prior to pageant events, Trump had "moved into areas where she and other contestants were getting ready." This is consistent with comments that Trump made himself on the Howard Stern show.
(29+) High-profile sexual harassment lawyer Gloria Allred told Newsweek: "I've had a lot of women contact me. They are all confidential. Needless to say, there are a number of women who are intimidated in fear of what Mr. Trump would say or do and are not willing to say or do anything to provoke that." Civil rights lawyer and sexual harassment expert Lisa Bloom, who represents Jill Harth, says that she has also received calls from other women with stories about Trump, but that so far, they have been afraid to go public.
More Accusations of Trump Sexism
(30) Donald Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes, into a bikini that he provided. Trump was having a pool party at Mar-a-Lago. According to Lane: "There were girls in the pools, splashing around. For some reason Donald seemed a little smitten with me. He just started talking to me and nobody else. He suddenly took me by the hand, and he started to show me around the mansion. He asked me if I had a swimsuit with me. I said no. I hadn't intended to swim. He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit." Trump then proceeded to show her off, calling her a "Trump girl."
(31) "That must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees," Trump told former Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick on Celebrity Apprentice.
(32) Trump had a meltdown when a lawyer asked for a break to pump breast milk for her baby. "He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there," attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN's Alisyn Camerota.
(33) When Hillary Clinton took a "potty break" during a debate, Trump called it "disgusting."
(34) "You like your candy," Trump once told Barbara Res, his head of construction during the 1980s. "It was him reminding me that I was overweight," she explained.
(35) Trump once allegedly asked a Miss Universe for her opinion on his daughter's body. "Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?" Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee says Trump asked her once. "I was like, ‘Really?' That's just weird. She was 16. That's creepy."
(36) Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor, said that Trump grabbed her arm and groped her breast at the 1998 U.S. Open in Queens. "Don't you know who I am?" he asked twice, according to the alleged victim.
(37) An unnamed Miss USA contestant told the Guardian that Trump "barged right in, didn't say anything, stood there and stared at us" as she and another contestant were getting dressed for a pageant rehearsal.
(38-41) Jessica Drake, an adult film star, says that Trump, wearing pajamas in his penthouse apartment, embraced and kissed her and two other women without their consent. She also says that Trump later offered her $10,000 and the use of his private jet, which she declined. "This is not acceptable behavior for anyone, much less a presidential candidate," said Drake, who identified herself as a sex education advocate whose work has focused on consent and communication. "I am not looking for monetary compensation. I do not need additional fame … I understand that I may be called a liar or an opportunist but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts." According to an article published by Esquire, Trump tried to have his "charitable" foundation purchase a $120,000 luxury trip that included a date with Salma Hayek, after the actress had declined his advances. So it seems Trump was willing to pay large sums of money for "dates," although it's hard to detect the "charity." Hayek is not a Trump fan. She agreed with Trump's self-assessment that he hasn't changed since he was in the first grade: "I agree with him that we have a first-grade bully running for the president of the United States." The actress accused Trump of bullying her, after she declined to go out with him. She says that he used his influence to have an article placed in the National Enquirer in which he was the one who turned her down, because she was "too short." Trump's response? Mr. Piggy oinked: "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before."
(42) Jennifer Murphy, Miss Oregon USA in 2003, says that she met with Trump for a job interview in 2005 after she was fired from The Apprentice, and he kissed her on the lips while walking her to the elevator afterward. Trump referred to Murphy as "One of the most beautiful women I have ever seen." Murphy said that she was "a little surprised" by the kiss―which makes it sound uninvited and unexpected. The nonconsensual kiss occurred in the same year that Trump bragged to Billy Bush about kissing and groping women without asking for their consent first.
(43) According to an article in Britain's Daily Mail, "Donald Trump saw Princess Diana as the 'ultimate trophy wife' and 'bombarded' her with flowers following the breakdown of her marriage ... Broadcaster Selina Scott said the billionaire businessman pursued the Princess of Wales to the point of 'stalking' in the mistaken belief he 'had a shot' with her. But Miss Scott, 64, who has a long-running feud with Mr Trump, claimed he actually gave Diana 'the creeps.'" Trump once described the Princess of Wales as a 'dream lady.' In his book The Art of the Comeback he said: "I only have one regret in the women department – that I never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer." But he did court her, and she was not happy with his advances. On the Howard Stern show, Trump told Stern that he thought he could have "nailed" Diana. He also told Stern that Diana was "crazy" but that was a minor detail. One can hardly blame her for not welcoming The Donald's neanderthalic advances.
(44+) According to Perez Hilton and a number of other sources, "The presidential hopeful would host drug-filled parties crawling with underage girls at the Plaza Hotel. Michael [Gross] recently reached out to two of Trump's old partying buddies, and they dished deets about what went on during these illicit get-togethers. One of the men, a fashion photographer whose name was excluded, explained the parties often introduced rich, older men to 'young girls assuming they'd get somewhere,' admitting that sometimes these girls were as young as 15 years old and 'over their heads, they had no idea, and they ended up in situations.' He clarified: 'There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed. It's based on power and dominating girls who can't push back and can be discarded. There's always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say "Help me." The photographer continued to describe the atmosphere, saying: 'It was guys with younger girls, sex, a lot of sex, a lot of cocaine, top-shelf liquor.' He also explained that the host himself would often end up sleeping with women who were in attendance, but didn't specify their ages: "Trump was in and out. He'd wander off with a couple girls. I saw him. He was getting laid like crazy. Trump was at the heart of it. He loved the attention and in private, he was a total fucking beast."
(45+) Did Donald Trump create his modeling agency as a "date farm"? If so, did some of the "dates" consist of rich older men having sex with minors? According to Michael Gross, who attended some of Trump's parties in the 1990s, the parties were thrown so that Trump's "wealthy friends, high-rollers from his Atlantic City casinos, and potential Trump condominium buyers could meet models." Another former Trump party guest, male model Andy Lucchesi, "was often responsible for allegedly wrangling models for the Apprentice alum. However, he claims he also doesn't know the ages of the women Trump had sex with, explaining: 'So, he's a man with a woman. A lot of girls, 14, look 24. That's as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were; I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too.' He also corroborated the photographer's cocaine claim, but insisted Donald never indulged in the illegal substance: 'There was cocaine around. I never saw him do that. Donald Trump does not do cocaine. He's in control of himself.' In the new article, Mr. Gross seemed to insinuate that the New York native's modeling agency was also serving as a "date farm" for either himself or famous friends. He even referenced a '90s quote attributed to Leonardo DiCaprio, in which the actor jokingly thanked the controversial mogul for starting the agency, saying: 'Wow one-stop date shopping. What a concept!' Of course, while Gross included this reference in his piece about the parties, Leo's comment appears to only reference the agency, and not any hotel bashes. Nonetheless, Leo's reported exchange with the GOP presidential nominee is circulating again." (BTW, Leonardo DiCaprio has said publicly that Trump should not hold public office.)
(46+) As reported by Mother Jones, Canadian model Rachel Blais said that Trump Model Management charged her and five other migrant models $1,600 each to share a tiny New York City apartment crammed with bunk beds. She said all of the women ended up working illegally because the agency failed to secure proper visas for them. "Honestly, they are the most crooked agency I've ever worked for," said Ms Blais, who signed with the company for three years in 2004 as a teenager. "It was by far the worst model apartment I ever lived in. It was like modern day slavery." At times, the apartment could be occupied by 11 or more people. Two other former Trump models who shared the flat with Ms Blais, spoke on condition of anonymity and were given the pseudonyms Kate and Anna by the publication. "We're herded into these small spaces," Kate said. "The apartment was like a sweatshop." According to company statements obtained by Mother Jones, Trump Model Management recruited models as young as 14 from overseas. "I was by far the oldest in the house at the ripe old age of 18," Anna said. "The bathroom always smelled like burned hair. I will never forget the place."
(47) In addition to calling Alicia Machado "Miss Piggy," an "Eating Machine," "Miss Housekeeper" and "Miss Housekeeping," Donald Trump also slut-shamed her by tweeting his followers to "check out" her "sex tape" (which apparently does not exist).
(48+) According to USA Today, at least 20 separate lawsuits accuse the presidential candidate and managers of his companies "of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves."
(49) In one lawsuit, a waitress alleged that Trump repeatedly flirted with her.
(50+) USA Today also discovered at least three lawsuits in which women claimed they lost their jobs at a Trump company for complaining about sexual discrimination or harassment at work.
(51) Trump has been accused of trying to get Nancy O'Dell fired from her job as a host for the Miss USA pageant after she rejected his advances (as detailed in the Access Hollywood tape). Trump allegedly did not like the way she looked in 2007, since O'Dell was several months pregnant and thereby not living up to Trump's standards of appearance. However, O'Dell was under contract with NBC, and the network opted to keep her in place as a host, much to Trump's chagrin.
(52) Trump gave Mark Singer a tour of Mar-a-Lago for a New Yorker article in 1997. Singer wrote that Trump introduced him to the property's resident physician, Dr. Ginger Lea Southall. When she was out of earshot, Singer asked Trump where Southall had been trained. Trump replied, "I'm not sure. Baywatch Medical School? Does that sound right? I'll tell you the truth. Once I saw Dr. Ginger's photograph, I didn't really need to look at her résumé or anyone else's. Are you asking, ‘Did we hire her because she'd trained at Mount Sinai for fifteen years?' The answer is no. And I'll tell you why: because by the time she's spent fifteen years at Mount Sinai, we don't want to look at her."
(53, 54) An unnamed Miss USA contestant said that in 2001 Trump walked into her dressing room unannounced while she and another contestant were undressed. She told The Guardian that Trump "just barged right in, didn't say anything, stood there and stared at us .... He didn't walk in and say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry, I was looking for someone.' He walked in, he stood and he stared. He was doing it because he knew that he could." Another contestant told The Guardian that the contestant spoke to others of this event at the time.
(55) The Trump camp, led by Newt Gingrich, tried to slut-shame Megyn Kelly for doing her job by investigating the claims of sexual assault against Donald Trump. A visibly angry and agitated Gingrich accused Kelly of being "fascinated with sex," when in reality it is Trump's fascination with sex, and his self-admitted disinclination to ask women for their consent, that led to the issue becoming so YUGE. Trump praised Gingrich for his slut-shaming act: "Congratulations, Newt! Last night, that was an amazing interview! That was amazing!" Trump beamed, as he took a break from campaigning to officially unveil his Trump hotel in downtown Washington D.C. "We don't play games, Newt, right? We don't play games!" Trump crowed, pointing at Gingrich, triggering TV news network talk as to why Trump is so obsessed with the Fox News Channel star, with whom he has tangled in the election cycle. In any case, Megyn Kelly had the perfect response to Gingrich's absurd and childish accusation. She responded: "You know what, Mr. Speaker, I'm not fascinated by sex. But I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office." Touché!
(56) Ninni Laaksonen, a former Miss Finland in the Miss Universe competition that Trump once owned, alleged in an interview with the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that Trump groped her before an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2006. "Before the show we were photographed outside the building," Laaksonen said, "Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt. "I don't think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ‘What is happening?'" Laaksonen said that she had been told at other events that year that Trump found her attractive because she reminded him of his wife, Melania, whom he had married the year before. "Somebody told me there that Trump liked me because I looked like Melania when she was younger," Laaksonen said. "It left me disgusted."
(57) Trump slut-shamed Kristen Stewart, sticking his piggish nose where it didn't belong. For instance, this tweet: "Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!" Trump followed up that ridiculous tweet with this one: "Lots of response to my Pattinson/Kristen Stewart reunion. She will cheat again--100 certain--am I ever wrong?" Well, yes, Dire Abby, you are frequently wrong!
(58+) Trump insulted women in general: "There's nothing I love more than women, but they're really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart. Let's give credit where credit is due, and let's salute women for their tremendous power, which most men are afraid to admit they have." If men are aggressive and smart, as Trump claims to be, that's peachy-keen. But if women are aggressive and smart, they are "far worse" than men. Such wisdom from The Donald!
(59) Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank fame said Donald Trump once talked about the size of her breasts during a business meeting. Corcoran, discussing the multiple accusations of sexual assault against Trump with CNN's Erin Burnett, said it's "preposterous that he's claiming he's done nothing like that," and shared how she was once "shocked" by Trump's actions toward her during a business meeting between the two. "I was pregnant with my first child at the time. So was his second wife [Marla Maples]," Corcoran said. "And he compared my breast size to his wife by putting his hands in the air, telling me how large they are. "If a man is that way―so inappropriate―I just assume it's that way all the time," Corcoran added. Trump made the same circular hand gestures while postulating that his infant daughter's breasts might one day be as big and luscious as her mother's.
(60) The New York Times recently obtained a timely cache of audio recordings in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael D'Antonio interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as members of his family, for his biography The Truth About Trump. Reporter Michael Barbaro has deftly distilled the contents of the audio files in a piece titled What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show. The "Trump Tapes" reveal that The Donald has "tremendous difficulty empathizing with or respecting other people," that he is "uniquely driven by a personal obsession with seeking out the loving lens of the television camera," and that he has "tremendous insecurities about lapsing into irrelevance." Resonating most deeply, however, is Trump's deep-seated fear of losing―of being publicly shown up. (This, of course, takes on new relevance given the fact that he has left it an open question whether he'll accept the results of the presidential election if they do not go his way.) In the tapes, Trump's former spouse Ivana Trump describes the time she outperformed him on the slopes―after withholding from her husband that she was a skilled skier―touching off a "volcanic" snit of anger and embarrassment.
(61) Apprentice producer Mark Burnett apparently agrees with women who have accused Trump of being a mysogynist: "Given all of the false media reports, I feel compelled to clarify a few points. I am not now and have never been a supporter of Donald Trump's candidacy," Burnett said in a statement. "I am NOT ‘Pro-Trump.' Further, my wife and I reject the hatred, division and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign."
(62) In a 2005 radio interview, Trump insulted women who ask their husbands to help change diapers, and their husbands as well. Trump said he didn't change diapers because that's the wife's job. In fact, he said he wouldn't marry a woman who expected him to get his dainty little fingers dirty.
(63) Trump insulted Ghazala Khan, a Gold Star mother, after she stood silently next to her husband Khizr Khan while he delivered a passionate speech to the DNC. Trump engaged in a grotesque stereotype of Muslim women: "Look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me." Ghazala Khan later explained that she was too emotional about her son's death to speak.
(64) Former Trump employee Louise Sunshine, who worked for his firm from 1973-1985, told the Washington Post that Trump kept a "fat picture" of her in his desk drawer, that he would take out when she did something he didn't like.
(65+) In a 1992 interview with New York Magazine, Trump insulted all women by saying: "You have to treat 'em like shit." But at least he consistently lives up to his own advice!
(66+) Trump admitted that he treats female employees as sex objects: "It's certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on The Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal."
(67+) According to Trump all women are charlatans and the smart ones are killers who use a certain body part to manipulate men: "Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex' was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye—or perhaps another body part."
(69) According to Trump a woman must be able to sexually please her husband, in order to be president: "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?"
(70) Trump loves it when an alpha male puts an uppity "bitch" in her proper place: "My favorite part [of Pulp Fiction] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: 'Bitch be cool.' I love those lines." From TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005.
(71) Trump said that women who have abortions must be punished. Of course he didn't say anything about punishing men who insist that pregnancies they caused should be aborted.
(72+) "I want you to get some good-looking hostesses here," Trump told Sue Kwiatkowski, a supervisor at one of his golf clubs, according to USA Today. Kwiatkowski also alleged that he said, "People like to see good-looking people when they come in."
(73) Trump humiliated Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004, on stage in front of an audience, in Sydney in 2011. "I believe, get even with people, if they screw you, screw them back, 10 times harder," Trump said. "And I'll give you an example, Jennifer Hawkins." What was Trump upset about? Due to a miscommunication, Hawkins was not there to introduce him at an event. What a massive ego! What a petty attitude. Trump called Hawkins to the stage, where she was obviously uncomfortable standing next to Trump. He bragged about how at his command "she got in her car and she got her ass over here" as if she were a puppet at his command. At the end of his bizarre performance, Trump grabbed Hawkins by the waist and forcibly kissed her. She turned away and put up an arm to ward him off.
(74) When Trump bought the New Jersey Generals football team, he decided to create a cheerleading squad call the Brig-a-Dears. But the cheerleaders complained about too-revealing costumes, being paraded before drunk men in bars, and basically being treated like hookers. "I really don't feel that going into bars in these skimpy outfits in front of 25 drunken men is the kind of publicity we should be involved in," said the group's director, Madeline Colangelo. She resigned after the Generals refused to make changes, and 11 of the cheerleaders skipped the April 15 game against the Arizona Wranglers in protest. They were fired. "I've never been involved with anything so shabby before," the group's choreographer told the Associated Press. One of the cheerleaders, then-17-year-old Lisa Edelstein, noted, "We had complained for months that the outfits fitted poorly in the back and exposed too much. Then they want us to go into a bar [filled with] drunk men dressed like that. It's disgusting." Edelstein is now a well-known actress who has starred in The West Wing and House, M.D., and time doesn't seem to have improved the memories of her Generals cheerleading career. During an interview with HuffPost Live, Edelstein said the team had treated the women "like hookers…They weren't protected and they were feeling really unsafe and uncared for and just sort of thrown into these environments."
(75+) Michael Gross — who has penned books such as Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women — said Trump once told him that promiscuity was at one time his "second business … If I hadn't got married, who knows what would have happened? You had drugs, women and booze all over the f—— place." If all the promiscuity had been consensual and with of-age women, perhaps voters would be less concerned. But it seems that Trump's parties allowed rich, older men to mingle with underage girls, including teenagers who worked for Trump's modeling agency. Gross called Trump's agency a "date farm" and we all know what the word "date" means in Trump's world. Gross also called Trump a "pig."
(76) The hashtag #ImWithTur is trending after Trump once again singled out and attacked NBC reporter Katy Tur in public for doing her job. (Trump has a history of going on a rampage when women quote him or otherwise stand up to him.) According to Fortune, "Trump has repeatedly insulted and attacked Tur in public during the year and a half that she has been covering his campaign." According to a piece Tur wrote for Marie Claire, Trump's hostility toward her dates back to a contentious MSNBC interview she conducted with him in July of 2015. Trump has insulted Tur by calling her "Little Katy" and a "third-rate journalist." Trump has attacked journalists so often that the Committee to Protect Journalists put out a statement calling the Republican nominee "an unprecedented threat to the rights of journalists," adding that Trump has "insulted and vilified the press" and "refused to condemn attacks on journalists by his supporters."
(77) "When I look at these great admirals and these great generals and these great medal of honor recipients behind me ― to think of her being their boss? I don't think so!" Trump said at a rally in Selma, North Carolina. Trump's incredulity that Clinton could be a suitable military leader is rooted in a long history of men doubting that female politicians could cut it on national security. What makes him able to command admirals and generals? Well, he is a man, after all!
(78+) Trump has been accused of union-busting and underpaying hundreds of workers―many of them female―at the Trump International hotel in Las Vegas. After months of stonewalling from Trump and his partners, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Trump's ritzy hotel was breaking the law by refusing to recognize its workers' labor union. The board ordered Trump to cease and desist and start bargaining toward a contract.
(79) In September 2015, while he was being profiled by Rolling Stone‘s Paul Solotaroff, Trump saw fellow GOP candidate Carly Fiorina being interviewed on a TV inside his private jet. According to Solotaroff, Trump's "expression sour[ed] in schoolboy disgust" at the sight of her. Then he launched into a diatribe about Fiorina's facial features: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really folks, come on. Are we serious?"
(80+) Now, this is rich: Melania Trump is crusading against online bullying. Meanwhile the world's biggest online bully―her husband―keeps tweeting up storms of insults! And Kellyanne "Wrongway" Conway keeps trying to explain why The Donald isn't the biggest abuser of women in the history of social media: He didn't really mean it! He's just misunderstood! It's a liberal plot to make Trump look bad! This, despite the fact that Trump attacked Republican women, including Carly Fiorina ("That face!") and Megyn Kelly ("She was on the rag!").
(81) In March 2016, Trump tweeted an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, the wife of his then-competitor Ted Cruz. Earlier in the week, Trump had issued a vague threat to "spill the beans on [Ted Cruz's] wife," but instead, he retweeted a meme with side-by-side photos of his wife Melania and Heidi Cruz with the caption: "No need to 'spill the beans.' The images are worth a thousand words!" The message of the thousand words seems to be that the wives of rich, powerful men are to be judged solely by their looks and "hotness." This has been a constant refrain with Trump through the years, thinking of his comment about not worrying what the media says as long as he has a "beautiful piece of ass" at his side.
(82) Have Trump and his associates been playing "catch and kill" with the accounts of women Trump had affairs with? The company that owns the National Enquirer agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair with Trump, but then didn't publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter. The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year. American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, hasn't published anything about what she has told friends was a consensual romantic relationship she had with Mr. Trump in 2006-2007. At the time, Mr. Trump was married to his current wife, Melania. Quashing stories that way is known in the tabloid world as "catch and kill." Trump and American Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David J. Pecker are longtime friends. Since last year, the Enquirer has supported Mr. Trump's presidential bid, endorsing him and publishing negative articles about some of his opponents.
(83) Donald Trump has been rating women his whole life. And a simple ranking on a scale of 1 to 10 wasn't enough: he sometimes broke it down into body parts. "From the midsection to the shoulders, she's a 10," Trump said in an interview with Howard Stern, who had asked him to rate the actress Halle Barry, among many others. "The face is a solid 8. And the legs are maybe a bit less than that."
(84) Trump considers himself an expert rater of boobs. He once rated a woman's breasts on the Howard Stern show: "Her boob job is terrible. They look like two light posts coming out of a body."
(85+) Trump insulted all women when he told Howard Stern: "A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10."
(86) Trump "ranked" Marcia Cross, calling her a "solid four to five."
(87+) The Donald has a real problem with working women who don't cook for their husbands and have dinner ready on time! Here is what he said a 1994 clip about his wife Marla Maples joining the workforce: "I have days where I think it's great," Trump said in the newly-unearthed interview. "And then I have days where if I come home and—you know, I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist—but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I'll go through the roof, okay?" No, Donald, it's not okay.
(88) Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News anchor, said that Trump unexpectedly kissed her on the lips in a Trump Tower elevator. The incident allegedly occurred around the time Trump married his third wife, Melania. According to Huddy this happened in the presence of a Trump security worker. Years after the elevator incident, Trump appeared on Huddy's Fox News show and made light of what he called "hitting on her," saying that "she blew me off." So in effect, he confessed.
(89) Victoria Hughes, the former Miss New Mexico Teen USA, was one of five girls who claimed that Trump walked in on them while they were changing during the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant. "It was certainly the most inappropriate time to meet us all for the first time," she said, "The youngest girl was 15, and I was the eldest at 19." On The Howard Stern Show, Trump bragged about "inspecting" the contestants backstage. It wasn't clear if he was referring to the Miss USA pageant, or the contest for teens. "You know, I'm inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good," he said. "You know, the dresses. ‘Is everyone okay?' You know, they're standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?' And you see these incredible-looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that."
(90) Candace Smith, a former Miss Ohio USA, said Trump "came strolling right into" the dressing room when she competed in the 2003 Miss USA Pageant.
(91) Trump even slut-shamed a senator, tweeting: "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"
(92) Stacia Robitaille tweeted: "I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Garden. He was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn't make as much money as him. #ThisIsOurPresident"
(93) Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips was propositioned by Trump. Billy Baldwin, who is married to Chynna Phillips, replied to a Donald Trump Jr. tweet about Al Franken as follows: "Your Dad is a 5th degree black belt when it comes to sexual impropriety. In fact … I once had a party at the Plaza Hotel … your father showed up uninvited & hit on my wife … invited her on his helicopter to Atlantic City. She showed his fat ass the door. #TrumpRussia."
(94) Omarosa Manigault Newman said that Donald Trump is "racial" but not a "racist," which seems like a euphemistic way of saying that he is a racist. It's like saying Hitler was "fanatical" but not a "fanatic." Omarosa tried to explain her reasoning: "The things that he says, the types of pushback that he gives, involve people of color. These are racial exchanges. Yes, I will acknowledge many of the exchanges—particularly in the last six months—have been racially charged. Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No." But who keeps creating racially charged exchanges? Obviously, a racist! And who but a racist would make her feel like this: "As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that have affected my community."
(95) Hope Hicks was in a relationship with Corey Lewandowski during the Trump campaign, according to Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff. Lewandowski, who managed Trump's presidential campaign from its start to April 2016, and Hicks, a campaign spokeswoman who is now Trump's White House communications director, had an on-again, off-again romantic relationship, according to Wolff. After Lewandowski was fired, Hicks worried about her ex's treatment by the press, prompting Trump to console her. "You've already done enough for him," Trump told her. "You're the best piece of tail he'll ever have."
(96) The Wall Street Journal has reported that during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's personal lawyer arranged a payment of $130,000 to a former porn star in order to arrange her silence about an alleged affair she had with Trump. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen allegedly arranged the payment to Stephanie Clifford, who performed as "Stormy Daniels," so that she wouldn't discuss her history with Trump on national television. WSJ reporters appear to have obtained specific details about the payment, which they say was sent to Clifford through her lawyer's "client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles." Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, said that he had seen a draft copy of the agreement which had been emailed to him by Clifford.
(97?) Alana Evans, the third porn actress in this list, said that she had a sexual encounter with Trump: "All I'm going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities." Is not clear whether the alleged incident was abusive or consensual. Evans also confirmed Clifford's account above, saying Trump and Clifford wanted her to join in a threesome.
(98) Trump quite obviously judges women by their looks and ethnicity/origins. That makes him a chauvinist and a racist. Here's an example. According to NBC News, while being briefed in the Oval Office about a hostage situation in Pakistan by a female intelligence analyst, Trump interrupted her to ask where she came from. "New York City," she replied. But Trump pressed to know where her "people" came from. When she replied that they were Korean, Trump opined that the "pretty Korean lady" should be part of negotiations with North Korea!
(99) According to New York Magazine, Trump said that German ice skater Katarina Witt "could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker."
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