When most fathers are asked what characteristics their daughter shares with her mom, they say things like, "They have the same nose," or "She really has her mom's bubbly personality." Donald Trump, of course, is not most fathers. The Daily Show resurrected an old video of the GOP frontrunner giving the absolutely wrong answer to that question. The latest example of Trump's unwavering sexism will make you visibly cringe. You may be thinking, "We've already heard Trump call women 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' and 'disgusting animals.' How could it possibly get worse?" Just you wait. Trevor Noah sat at his desk looking extremely disturbed for a few minutes after showing the video, unable to even joke about it, and eventually putting up a clip of puppies and rainbows to remind himself that good things still exist in the world.
The Daily Show found a 1994 episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in which the host asked Trump what his one-year-old daughter, Tiffany, has from him and his second wife, Marla. "Well, I think that she's got a lot of Marla; she's a really beautiful baby," Trump answered, off to a normal start. "She's got Marla's legs. We don't know whether or not she's got this part yet," he added, bringing his hands up to his chest to represent boobs, "but time will tell."
Feel free to go throw up in the bathroom real quick.
When Noah finally regained his composure, he said that Trump could have named anything else, and it would have been acceptable. He continued: "We know for sure that there's no female too small not for Trump to reduce her to her body parts. We know this. And I don't even think that Trump was trying to be funny or provocative — it just clearly shows that it's an impulse for him."
Trump has also made creepy comments about his oldest daughter, Ivanka, famously saying in 2006 that he would date her if she wasn't his kid. The inappropriate quip was in response to a question about how he would feel if Ivanka posed for Playboy. Trump replied: "It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what's inside the magazine. I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
Trump made his misogynistic worldview clear long ago, but this was a new low (really an old low, since the video's from 1994, but you get the point). A man who can't even treat his own daughters with respect has no hope of treating the women of America as equal individuals.
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