Over the past week, Donald Trump’s awful thoughts on women have dominated the media. A hot mic video showed lewd Trump commentary, and the media was inspired to dig into vintage Trump archival footage. So, his old questionable comments about a 10-year-old girl and countless Howard Stern interviews are new again. No one should be surprised, but it’s all relevant when it comes to the pursuit of presidency. (Also, he’s allegedly not all talk, as several women have since came forward with accounts of being groped or otherwise inappropriately touched by Trump.)
Trump recently gave his thoughts on harassment in the workplace while discussing his eldest daughter, Ivanka. She works in the Trump Organization, but her dad hopes she’d “find another career or find another company” if she was harassed at work. As it turns out, the Trump sons are also fair game for unearthed interviews of yesteryear. And Donald Trump Jr.’s ideas about harassment in the workplace don’t fall too far from the gold-plated tree.
Buzzfeed uncovered a 2013 Opie and Anthony Show interview, in which the real estate mogul’s eldest son doesn’t show empathy for women who experience workplace harassment. Donald Jr. opens by referring to himself as a “guy’s guy,” and he believes, “If you have a guys’ place, you have a guys’ place.” Presumably, he means that women shouldn’t stick their noses into certain professions or workplaces, and if they choose to work there, they shouldn’t complain. One of the hosts adds that those who claim “harassment” illustrate “why we hate having them around.” Donald Jr. agrees:
“I’m of that mindset — and I’ll get into trouble, I’m sure I’ll get myself in trouble one of these days. If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce. Like, you should go maybe teach kindergarten. I think it’s a respectable position. You can’t be negotiating billion-dollar deals if you can’t handle, like, you know. But listen — there’s a place where you have to draw the line — but today the stuff you get in trouble for …”
“I’ll get myself in trouble” rarely leads to good places, and here, Donald Jr. communicates how women shouldn’t work with men if they can’t take the heat, so maybe they should only be teachers or nurses or just stay at home. All of this is coming from a dude who sees no problem in comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles, so he otherwise wouldn’t be worth getting worked up over if his dad wasn’t running for president.
You can hear the 2013 interview below.