Donald Trump is notorious for his blatant misogyny as revealed through his shameless remarks about women during this election season. His sexism, however, isn’t just a new publicity stunt debuted in his current campaign but rather a principle of his going back years and years.
In an effort to demonstrate Trump's consistent sexism, “The Daily Show” unearthed a clip from over 20 years ago in which the Republican front-runner talks about his 1-year-old daughter’s legs and breasts.
During the 1994 episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, are talking to host Robin Leach about their baby daughter who had just turned one year old. When Leach asked what qualities Tiffany Trump inherited from each parent, Trump responded with this harrowing answer:
“Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla. She’s a really beautiful baby—she’s got Marla’s legs.” Trump then made a gesture towards his chest indicating large breasts and said, “We don’t know whether or not she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.”
Trump has made similarly crass statements about his daughters dating back to their teenage years, but this is the first time we’ve witnessed the business mogul sexualize his infant child. He has commented on his daughter Ivanka’s “very nice figure” and incestuously declared he would date her if she wasn’t related to him.
“To him, every woman is just a pair of legs connected to a pair of breasts and there’s a bunch of extra stuff in the middle, but it’s not sexy and no one knows what it’s for really,” “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said. “And you know, normally a candidate who views women this way would be doomed. But Trump is not a normal candidate and we know that. We know airing this clip will change nothing. All we ask is one thing: The next time you’re about to hand Donald Trump your baby, maybe reconsider.”
Trump has told Howard Stern that “a person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10,” clearly implying he believes a woman’s worth is determined by the size of her breasts. It then comes as almost no surprise that his daughter’s bust would be the first thought in his childish mind.
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