Jul 302016
 

Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place

From the Daily Telegraph- June 2016
Donald Trump, co-owner of Miss Universe, has been widely accused of sexism
Donald Trump, co-owner of Miss Universe, has been widely accused of sexism CREDIT:GETTY

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.

These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who’s hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.

The billionaire has been widely called out for his objectification of women – he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks – and sexist remarks.

From saying no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face to saying women should be ‘punished’ for having abortions and ‘joking’ that he’d date his daughter, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Well, if you just can’t get enough of Trump-grade sexism, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up some of ‘The Donald’s’ most sexist remarks over the years.

To include them all might have broken the internet, but we’ll keep updating the list as more emerge. Promise.

Brace yourself…

1990: When he belittled his wife

In an interview with Vanity Fair, while he was still married to Ivana, Trump said:

“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”

1991: When he called women ‘beautiful pieces of ass’

Back when George HW Bush was US President, Trump spoke to Esquire magazine about the media: “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [they] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

He is currently married to 45-year old former supermodel Melania.

1997: When he said all women are goldiggers

From seminal tome, Trump: The Art of the Comeback on prenuptial agreements:

“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.”

Melania Trump
Melania Trump CREDIT: DAVID GOLDMAN

2004: When he said he was irresistible to women

Back in 2004, Trump told the Daily News: “all of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected”.

2005: When he told a woman she’d ‘make a great wife’

According to one woman who appeared on the show, Trump told her: “I bet you make a great wife”.

The comment never aired on TV. Can’t imagine why – standard job interview stuff, right?

March 7, 2006: When he cracked an incest gag

According to ABC News, back in 2006 Trump said “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

A spokesman later said it was a ‘joke’.

2006: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell part one

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Trump and comedian O’Donnell. Perhaps his most notorious rant against her came on American TV show Entertainment Tonight in 2006, when he said: “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.”

He also took a job 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?”

2007: When he compared women to architecture

This appears in his bible of business wisdom, Trump 101: The Way to Success:

“Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see.”

At least our beauty isn’t superficial, eh ladies?

2007: When he called Angelina ‘not beautiful’

On Larry King’s CNN show, Trump addressed 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”.

Angelina: 'Not beautiful'
Angelina: ‘Not beautiful’ CREDIT: EVAN AGOSTINI

June 2007: When he pitched ‘Lady or a Tramp?’

Yes, really. 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.

Tragically, it was never made.

2008: When he called Anne Hathaway a goldigger

When the actresses 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: ‘The Trump rule’

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.”

Donald Trump is co-owner of the Miss Universe Organisation
Donald Trump is co-owner of the Miss Universe Organisation CREDIT: REUTERS

November, 2010: When he asked men to rate women

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.”

2011: When he called breastfeeding ‘disgusting’

Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project, when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter.

Trump and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that the Republican presidential candidate ‘does not dispute’, he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was ‘disgusting’.

Trump declares his love and respect for womenPlay!01:08

2011: When he called a female journalist a ‘dog’

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.

April 3, 2012: When he joked about his penis

In 2012, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova was kicked out of the contest for not having declared her trans status in her entry (the pageant does now accept trans people). Talackova’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, angrily said that no one had asked Trump to ‘prove’ he was a man by showing his anatomy.

In response, Trump called in to TMZ Live and said of his penis: “I think Gloria would be very impressed”.

May 11, 2012: When he criticised Cher

In 2012, the singer criticised Trump’s friend and right-wing politician Mitt Romney. His response? To attack her appearance, of course.

 

August 28, 2012: When he insulted Arianna Huffington

Huffington Post editor and co-founder, Arianna Huffington is a regular target of Trump’s. But instead of attacking her liberal views, he tends to criticise her looks and make jokes about her divorce.

March 2, 2013: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell part two

March 3, 2013 : When he made an oral sex joke

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?

May 7, 2013: When he blamed sex assault on cohabitation

Rather than, say, questioning why so many assaults go unreported or why so few perpetrators are brought to justice. Nope, it must be down to the fact that women and men just can’t share the same living quarters.

2015: When he did a u-turn on abortion

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 April: “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.”

April 16, 2015: When he said Hillary couldn’t ‘satisfy’

…and therefore couldn’t satisfy America, in a thinly veiled reference to his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Where most of Trump’s sexist tweets remain, this one has mysteriously disappeared from the social media site. His office said one of the 10 staff who runs his Twitter account was responsible.

A tweet from @realDonaldTrump
A tweet from @realDonaldTrump CREDIT: TWITTER

August 8, 2015: When he used the word ‘bimbo’

Kelly recently 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.

And in a later CNN interview suggested her questioning was a result of her menstruating: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” Trump has denied this was his intention.

Megyn Kelly and Trump
Megyn Kelly and Trump

August 16, 2015: When he called Heidi Klum fat

In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said of the German supermodel: “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 ‘10’ written on it.

September 9, 2015: When he insulted Carly Fiorina

Fiorina is the former Hewlett Packard boss and Trump’s Republican candidate rival. According to Rolling Stone, he said: “Look at that face. Would 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?”

November 10, 2015: When he insulted Fiorina part two

Trump singled out his female Republican rival 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.

At least, this time, Trump managed not to respond on Twitter himself or call the woman in question a ‘bimbo’. #Winning.

March 30, 2016: When he said abortion was ‘punishable’

Trump caused mass outage after advocating “some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the practise is banned (which it likely will be if he gets his way).

The Republican front-runner said he has “evolved” on the issue of abortion. He was pro-choice for years before changing his position and backing a ban.

He believes the Supreme Court ruling legalising abortion should be overturned, and that individual states should be allowed to ban it. His campaign said he believes abortion should be legal only in instances of rape, incest or when the life of the mother was at stake.

“There has to be some form of punishment,” he told MSNBC, referring to women who would seek to defy the ban.

Trump reversed his position two hours later, with a statement saying that he would punish doctors who performed abortions but not the women themselves. Well that’s alright then.

Women rally against Donald Trump after his abortion commentsPlay!01:15

May 8, 2016: When he called Clinton an ‘enabler’

After Clinton criticised his stance his stance on women’s issues, Trump hit back the only way he knows how: by accusing her of being an “enabler” of her husband’s affairs by destroying the lives of his mistresses.

At a rally, he said: “Bill Clinton was the worst in history and I have to listen to her talking about it?” he said in Eugene, Oregon. “Just remember this: She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler.

“And what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful. So put that in her bonnet and let’s see what happens.”

And on May 17, Trump tweeted:

Donald Trump brands Hillary Clinton an ‘enabler’ of her husband’s affairsPlay!01:23

May 18, 2016: When he ‘apologised’ to Megyn Kelly

Nine months after suggesting Fox presenter Kelly was on her periods, after she took him to task over previous sexist comments, the Republican candidate apologised. Or tried to. When asked about calling Kelly a ‘bimbo’, Trump replied: “did I say that? Excuse me.”

But he couldn’t resist adding another jibe: “Over your life, Megyn, you’ve been called a lot worse, wouldn’t you say?”

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