Current President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted the following:

I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.

Certainly, a positive sentiment for the leader of the free world.

However, it feels a pretty disingenuous statement in light of his historic attitudes towards women.

In a 2005 conversation with Billy Bush, of Access Hollywood, Trump was caught bragging about sexual assault, saying “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by the Washington Post.

In the video, Trump discusses his failed attempts to seduce a woman in which he says he needs to “use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her”:

You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.

Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything.

Trump at the time apologised for the remarks after widespread criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike. He also recieved criticism from his wife, Melania, whom he had recently married at the time of the remarks.

In his apology at the time he said:

I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not.

After reading his latest tweet detailing his alleged “tremendous respect for women”, we thought it would be wise to look back at Mr Trump’s long history of tawdry and stupid remarks about women, which are conveniently listed below:

1. His remarks about Megyn Kelly

Trump, when questioned by Megyn Kelly in a Republican debate about his history of sexism, deflected, and later followed up his answer by appearing to support a description of the Fox News moderator as a “bimbo”.

He then implied during a CNN interview that Kelly gave him a grilling because she was on her period, saying she had “”blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her… wherever.”

2. His remarks about Arianna Huffington

He targeted the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post by criticising her appearance and making fun of her divorce:

This is partly due to the fact Huffington ran liberal media outlets that were vocal in their criticism of his vulgarity.

3. His remarks about Rosie O’Donnell

She’s probably alright with that knowledge.

He also said that she was “disgusting, both inside and out” and that if he were running her show he’d “look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.'”.

He also said:

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?

A man who rests easy in his ignorance of women’s agency.


4. His remarks about a breastfeeding mother

While Trump was in court, during a lawsuit over a failed property project in Florida, lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked for a break.

Trump and his team objected, wanting proceedings to continue, but Beck pointed out she needed to feed her three-month old daughter, pulling out a breast pump to prove it.

Trump said in an outburst: “You’re disgusting.”

He then walked out of the room, ending proceedings for the day.


5. His remarks about Hillary Clinton

He has, on occassion, said that Clinton is not fit to be president because her husband had an affair.

6. His remarks about sexual assault in the military

In 2013 a study found that around 26,000 sexual assaults in the military went unreported.

Rather than look at the military justice system or root causes for assaults going unreported, Trump drew other conclusions:

What is your reaction about this?


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