As Donald Trump gets closer and closer to the Oval Office, the presidential candidate’s history of unleashed sexism is rapidly coming to light.
Just this week alone, Trump has repeatedly offended Alicia Machado, the Venezuelan-American former Miss Universe, by calling her past weight gain “a real problem.” Another report revealed a lawsuit which claims Trump has actually fired women employees for not being “attractive” enough.
In a December 2004 radio interview unearthed by "The Daily Show," Trump made an unbelievably crass joke about statutory rape, The Daily Beast reported.
While on a morning radio show with Don Imus, the two were discussing the hot topic of Debra Lafave, a middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student four times.
Trump, who seems to believe that women’s appearance is the only thing for which they can be valued, couldn’t resist but comment as to how attractive Lafave was, despite her being charged with such a despicable crime.
He took this a step further in the wrong direction by claiming that by being raped by Lafave — again based on her looks — as a 14-year-old boy would have “given him confidence.”
The transcript of Trump’s ill-founded joke is as follows:
Trump: “How would you like to be the husband of the wife who was playing around with a 14-year-old kid? Unbelievable. By the way, did you see what she looked like?”
Imus: “Not bad."
Trump: “Not bad? Yeah, I’d say so. I know a lot of guys who are trying to date her right now.”
Imus: “Well, I don’t know what teachers looked like when you were in school…”
Trump: "None of them looked like that, believe me. So do you think this 14-year-old kid is scarred forever? He might have put the moves on her! It might have given him confidence, actually."
The GOP candidate repeatedly proves himself to be unworthy for presidential office. What kind of role model would he be if he can’t take sexual abuse seriously?
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