The world has been forced to come to terms with Donald Trump’s unapologetic misogyny with the revelation of a 2005 interview where he bragged about sexually assaulting women. Two years before, however, in 2003, Trump told Howard Stern,
“You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody. And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s six feet tall, she’s got the best body.”
A year after that, in September 2004, Howard Stern asked Trump if he could call Trump’s daughter Ivanka “a piece of ass.”
And yes, Trump said that was OK, that Stern could refer to his daughter as “a piece of ass.”
Trump said, “My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka.”
“By the way, your daughter,” said Stern.
“She’s beautiful,” Trump repeated.
It should come as no surprise then, in 2006, Trump appeared on Howard Stern and talked about Ivanka, who Stern said, “looks more voluptuous than ever.” Asked if Ivanka had gotten breast implants, Trump replied,
“She’s actually always been very voluptuous. She’s tall, she’s almost 6 feet tall and she’s been, she’s an amazing beauty.”
That same year, in March of 2006, Trump appeared on The View with Ivanka and talked about incest:
Asked what he would do if Playboy put Ivanka on the cover of the magazine – and remember, we now know Trump appeared in a couple of sex videos for Playboy – Trump answered, “It would be really disappointing.”
But he qualified that remark by adding, “It would depend on what was inside the magazine.” Admitting that photos inside the magazine imply nude shots, he said he didn’t think Ivanka would do “inside the magazine” though “she does have a very nice figure.”
That was when he spoke those infamous words, that,
“I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter perhaps I’d be dating her.”
Some things never change. On a 2013 episode of “Wendy,” Ivanka was asked, “What’s the biggest thing you have in common with your father?”
Ivanka: Either real estate or golf.
Trump: Well, I was going to say sex.
Watch courtesy of Wendy Williams:
And that’s not the end of it. As recently as a September 2015 Rolling Stone article, Trump bragged,
“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father…”
Donald Trump’s history of misogyny does not only include women outside of his family, but his own daughter. He has made lewd sexual comments about her appearance, about her posing nude, his willingness to date her, and even to have sex with her.
Trump’s 2005 sex tape is not the exception, but given what we already knew of his history of misogyny, a completely unsurprising revelation. Trump thinks of women as objects created to satisfy his lusts, not as thinking, feeling beings.
Trump said his daughter is a “piece of ass.” As we have now seen, this puts her on a par with all women in his book. No number of denials and excuse making can erase the ugliness that is Donald Trump.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.