Another Very Sexist Donald Trump Story Broke on Friday That Needs More Attention

While there have been many bad days for Donald Trump and his campaign, October 7th was the worst. Though I’m definitely not going to say it “can’t get any worse for Trump,” because as we’ve all seen since he launched his presidential campaign over a year ago, there always seems to be a new low he’s more than happy to sink to.

It’s going to take something extraordinary to top a crystal clear recording of the Republican presidential candidate stating he believes he has the right to sexually assault women by “grabbing them by the p–sy” whenever he wants, but knowing the type of person Trump is, I have the utmost confidence that he’ll be able to do it.

Well, in a story that was overshadowed by the video of Trump’s comments that dominated the headlines Friday, his first wife, Ivana, said that he had nothing to do with the raising of their children.

As reported by the New York Daily News:

“I brought up the children singlehandedly,” Ivana Trump told guests at the Lifeline benefit at Le Cirque on Wednesday. The topic came up when partygoers complimented the first of three Mrs. Trumps on how poised her kids — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. — have appeared while supporting their father’s presidential campaign.

“Donald wasn’t really interested in the children until he could talk business with them,” the 67-year-old socialite told our insider. “When they turned 21, I handed them over to him and said ‘Here’s the finished product, you can take them from here.’ ”

That said, I feel it’s important to bring up these comments found by Buzzfeed that Trump made in 2005 — the same year he proclaimed to Billy Bush that he felt he had the right to sexually assault women:

“There’s a lot of women out there that demand that the husband act like the wife, and you know, there’s a lot of husbands that listen to that,” Trump added. “So you know, they go for it.”

“If I had a different type of wife,” Trump said, laughing, “I probably wouldn’t have a baby, ya know, cause that’s not my thing. I’m really, like, a great father, but certain things you do and certain things you don’t. It’s just not for me.”

“I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park,” Trump said in the interview. He repeated the same sentiment to Stern two years later, saying, “Melania is a wonderful mother. She takes care of the baby and I pay all of the costs.”

Seriously, are there still people out there who actually think Trump has even a shred of respect for women?

What’s funny is that it’s fairly common for his supporters to tell me how “amazing his children are,” as “proof” that he’s a good man and father.

Except, as Ivana just pointed out — and he’s more or less admitted — Trump has had almost nothing to do with the actual raising of his children. Aside from providing financial support, which he probably would have avoided doing (like he did paying taxes) if he felt he could have gotten away with it legally and from a personal relations standpoint, he doesn’t seem to have done a thing when it came to the day-to-day functions of being an actual parent.

After all, if a man does that — then that’s the husband trying to “act like the wife.”

While I understand why the other story dominated the news Friday, Ivana’s statements are just as important. Not only do they solidify the undeniable reality that Trump is an appalling chauvinist, but it debunks this notion that he’s some loving father who helped raise his children. As Ivana said, he had practically nothing to do with them until they were old enough to talk business.

Because, well — that’s a woman’s work.

At this point, if you’re still a Donald Trump supporter, you’ve cemented your place as someone future generations will read about in our history books with shame and embarrassment that there were people ignorant enough to support someone as vile, offensive and deplorable as he is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • anastasjoy

    The problem is that if Trump says something outrageous, he’ll probably top it in an hour. He also said the other day that the Central Park 5 are definitely guilty even though they were exonerated by DNA evidence and the confession of another individual. That should be horrifying to anyone who cares about justice. And nobody but me seems to remember that he said if elected he would reopen Trump University and run it from the White House (!) because that was the week he was attacking the Indiana judge as unable to be impartial because he is “Mexican.”

  • knight4444

    First off, what does it say about this country that this POS, got this far????? This is slightly bigger than the pathetic GOP!!! Trump should have been disregard the minute he started name calling his republican opponents!!! But the lily white racist Neanderthals loved it!! I’ve said since 1980, the GOP is nothing but a race baiting. Corporate welfare sucking bunch of old white men and their token house negros who’ll do anything for a paycheck!! You listening condi Rice?? Alan west? Ben Carson? Tim Scott,,? Stacey dash?? Mark burns???

    • Deborah Kay McQueen

      Maybe they are still waiting to see him actually shoot someone on Fifth Avenue!! All good right-wingers will go down with the ship. They never admit to being wrong or that they are to blame for anything!

      • knight4444

        Agreed, but trump has brought out the white racist and misogyny crowd!! As a black american, I’m not surprised one damn bit in his rise to national prominence!! Not at all!!

      • Deborah Kay McQueen

        Actually I think it started with the lily white old shits that fought Obama on everything they could! I say this as a white older woman, who has gone back to school and learned how our government and society work. As a white person I apologize it seems on a daily basis to my fellow citizens that happen to be a shade darker than me. I learned that so much rich history has been white washed out of history books and I missed learning that many great black Americans have helped this country to become as good as we are! And now I have the knowledge to help fight against discrimination!! If any person is treated unjustly, then that means none of us are truly free. It can happen to the next group of people, just like the Muslims. I couldn’t agree more with you onTrump bringing it out more! I always try to treat people with respect no matter their color or nationality, after all, our DNA is 99.5% the same!! Scientists now think that the first human were black!! We are all humans and should be treated equal in the eyes of the law! Many blessings to you!

      • knight4444

        Awesome post, thank you for your honesty.


    It isn’t as if what came out in this tape was an isolated event. What Donald Trump amounts to as a human being was well established long before his absurd campaign began. His fellow Republicans are finding their integrity and abandoning him now because to do otherwise is becoming too embarrassing, and they’re out of options. Every major figure in the Republican party knew what Trump amounted to from the beginning, but being the great ‘team players’ they are, chose to keep quite about it.