Everything Trump has ever said about women


Sofi Zeman, Co-Features Editor

In his time as the decided republican candidate and current POTUS, Donald Trump has made various disputable comments, regarding both politics and his own personal beliefs. People worldwide have been stunned by his take on foreign relations and the economy. But, perhaps the most controversial comments our recent president elect has made is in regards to women.

    It’s a well-known fact that Trump has made rather shocking statements about the opposite gender for quite some time. Many of the negative aspects of what he has said focuses on a woman’s appearance playing a larger role than their intelligence.

     In a 1991 interview with Esquire magazine, Trump said, “ You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of a**. But she’s got to be young and beautiful.”

     In fact, most of the negative quotes taken from President Trump have been in regards of appearance and sexuality. Trump took his comments to social media and his own show, The Apprentice , now singling out individual women, such as his recent “fat shaming” of Alicia Machado who was once Miss Universe. He called her things such as “ an eating machine” and “Miss Piggy.”  He has even objectified a little girl in on an escalator, implying that he would be romantically involved with her in the near future.

     “A picture is worth a thousand words,” captioned Trump on a Tweet, displaying an unattractive image of former competition Ted Cruz’s wife. Comparing her to his own, the image implied that Trump’s wife, Melania was more attractive than Heidi Cruz.

     As tensions grew in the race for POTUS, many of his accusations were targeted towards Hillary Clinton. In April of 2016, he said that Hillary owes her success at the time to womanhood, suggesting that she wouldn’t have as good of a change of winning if she was not a woman.

     “ Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote,” said Trump, “ the only thing she’s got going is the women’s card.”

     Already a touchy, subject, Trump spoke against women in favor of having abortions, saying that they should be given “ a form of punishment.”

     This resulted in many female protests, shutting down catcalls and man’s  say in what women do with their bodies.

    Contrary to popular belief, President Trump has made statements in favor of the opposite sex. He recently has been sharing his opinions on women’s equality and the women’s march on Washington.

     Again taking to Twitter Trump said, “ Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.”

     Audience members of the third and final debate could not help but laugh when the then republican candidate was accused of diminishing women and then said, “ Nobody has more respect for women than I do. Nobody.”

     When asked on whether women should be provided a paid family leave, Trump responded, “ I think we have to keep out country very competitive, so you have to be careful of it,” also saying that “pregnancy is a wonderful thing for women, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, but it’s an inconvenience for a business,” while it’s an arguably gray statement, not necessarily praising the equality, it doesn’t throw away the idea of it altogether.

     On the topic of equal pay, Trump made another disputable comment. When asked, Trump said,

“ You’re going to make the same [amount of money] if you do as good of a job.”

     Regardless of a person’s stance of our new POTUS, it becomes clear that both the positive and negative things he was said about women have proved to be shocking to many.