Donald Trump claims to “cherish” women, but his actions ― and words ― suggest otherwise.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called him out on his sexist behavior during the GOP debate on August 6, reminding him: “You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals.”
Trump laughed off the question, claiming he doesn’t “have the time for total political correctness.” Later, Trump called Kelly a “bimbo” and said that he “didn’t recognize” the remarks she was referencing.
Well, we recognize them.
Trump has consistently insulted, belittled, sexualized and stereotyped women. He has also taken the time to personally insult individual notable women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, Cher, Bette Midler, and others.
Here are 18 of the most outrageous things Trump has said about women:
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?” Trump is quoted as saying of his then-wife in a 1990 Vanity Fair piece
In his 2006 book Trump 101: The Way to Success, Trump wrote: "Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see."
Because what else could possibly happen when you put men and women together?
"It's certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on 'The Apprentice' were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal."
-- How To Get Rich, 2004
"You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." -- from an interview with Esquire, 1991
"I mean, we could say politically correct that look doesn't matter, but the look obviously matters," Trump said to a female reporter
in a clip featured on "Last Week Tonight." "Like you wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful."
When a lawyer facing Trump in 2011 asked for a break to pump breastmilk for her infant daughter, The Donald reacted very poorly.
"He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there," attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN
Trump's attorney does not dispute that his client called Beck "disgusting."
“The most difficult aspect of the prenuptial agreement is informing your future wife (or husband): I love you very much, but just in case things don’t work out, this is what you will get in the divorce. 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.”
--Trump: The Art of the Comeback
“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.” -- Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997
“[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby... And, I just don’t even find her attractive," he said in an interview with Larry King
But don't worry, he's too much of a gentleman to actually say it
. Or something.
Along with basically every other insult, ever. Ugh.
“My favorite part [of 'Pulp Fiction'] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: 'Bitch be cool.' I love those lines.”
-- TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005
New York Times columnist Gail Collins recalled
: "During one down period, I referred to him in print as a 'financially embattled thousandaire' and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and 'The Face of a Dog!' written over it."
"Cher is an average talent who's out of touch with reality," he said in a 2012 Fox News interview
. "Cher is somewhat of a loser. She's lonely. She's unhappy. She's very miserable."
"Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred," Trump said about himself
one time. "Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
"All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me -- consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."
-- How To Get Rich, 2004