Republican presidential nominee and five-time draft dodger Donald Trump may have a penchant for suing people, but he wouldn’t want his daughter to do the same, if say, she was being sexually harassed by her boss — after all, the best way to deal with such issues is to leave the job or maybe even find a new career, right?
Trump, the man who wants to become the next commander-in-chief, had been singing praises of former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes — who was recently ousted for sexually harassing his female employees — when he decided to take his pro-Ailes rhetoric a step further.
The former reality TV star said that if his daughter were to experience a similar situation, he would expect her to quit.
“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” Trump told USA Today’s Kirsten Powers in a phone interview.
“Most women don't have the financial resources of Ivanka,” Powers wrote. “They can't afford to quit their job without another in hand, something that is impossible to do when you are under contract and forbidden to speak to competitors. Most importantly, why should a woman be expected to upend her career just because she ended up in the crosshairs of some harasser?”
The White House hopeful also told NBC’s Chuck Todd that it’s “very sad” the women are complaining about Ailes, who is a “good person” and “very talented.”
“I can tell you that some of the woman that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them. And even recently,” Trump continued. “And when they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him. And now, all of a sudden, they’re saying these horrible things about him. It’s very sad.”
As for Trump, well his sexist attitude is no secret. He has called women “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs” and “disgusting animals.” Seeing him stand up for an accused sexual harasser is expected.