The Dr. Oz show edited out a section of Donald Trump’s appearance where he discussed kissing his daughter Ivanka as often as possible.
This is what Trump said on Wednesday according to those who were at the taping:
ON KISSING: Ivanka kissed Dr. Oz & her dad. Oz commented on kiss. Trump said he kisses her "as often as I can," audience tells @FayCortez.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 14, 2016
MSNBC also reported on Trump’s kissing comment:
Trump’s comments about kissing his daughter were edited out of the program when it was broadcast on Thursday:
— Michelle Fay Cortez (@FayCortez) September 15, 2016
Trump has a history of displaying creepy behavior towards his daughter. The New York Times reported that in 1997 Trump went around asking strangers if the then 16-year-old Ivanka was hot, ‘Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?’ ”Ms. Lee recalled him saying. ‘I was like, ‘Really?’ That’s just weird. She was 16. That’s creepy.”
Creepy is a good word for Trump’s sexualization of his own daughter, and if the comments he made on Dr. Oz sounded innocent, they wouldn’t have been left on the cutting room floor. Donald Trump’s history of sexism is well documented.
If the Republican nominee is incapable of viewing his own daughter as a person instead of a sex object, the idea of sending this man to the White House should send a wave of nausea through the stomachs of decent voters all across the country.
After eight years of President Obama’s role model behavior as commander in chief, there is a creepy barbarian at the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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