Another day, another charge of sexism for Donald Trump.
The Associated Press has interviewed more than 20 former crew members, editors, and contestants on Trump’s reality television show, “The Apprentice,” about sexist comments Trump made on set, including discussing which women he’d like to have sex with and complimenting a camerawoman’s rear end by comparing it to his daughter Ivanka’s.
From the Associated Press:
A former crew member who signed a non-disclosure agreement, and asked not to be identified, recalled that Trump asked male contestants whether they would sleep with a particular female contestant, then expressed his own interest.
‘‘We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, ‘You’d f—- her, wouldn’t you? I’d f—- her. C’mon, wouldn’t you?’’’
The person continued: ‘‘Everyone is trying to make him stop talking, and the woman is shrinking in her seat.’’
Gene Folkes, a former contestant, said that Trump requested female contestants wear more revealing dresses while filming, and several cast members said that he had one woman on the show, Poppy Carlig, “twirl” so he could observe her from all angles. For her part, Carlig considered the request “playful banter.”
“I don’t immediately jump to the conclusion that people are having bad intentions with what they are saying,” she told the AP. “He said I reminded him of his daughter and I thought that was really touching because I know how much he values his family.”
Now, do you think this even fazes anyone at this point? Trump seems untouchable. Hopefully this will sway independent and undecided voters. We can only hope.
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