7 Articles About Donald Trump's Record With Women That You Should Read Instead Of His Tweets
Donald Trump wants to make America great again, one 3 a.m. Twitter rant at a time. Frustrated by claims he lost the first presidential debate of the election by a wide margin to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump unsurprisingly took to Twitter. But this time, he fired off a series of tweets full of oafish attacks against a woman whose weight he has criticized, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. It's safe to say, Trump hasn't made much headway with female voters this week (or perhaps at all). Yet, Trump's latest tweets make it easy to see why so many women have reservations about voting for Trump. However, there's more to Trump's record with women than a few late-night twitter rants, as these articles prove.
If you thought Trump would be trying to let the dust settle on Clinton's claim he has little respect for women, you'd be wrong. After spending much of the week defending his past criticisms of Machado's weight gain, Trump lashed out at the former Miss Universe winner with fresh insults in a pre-dawn Twitter rant Friday. Along with gifting Machado another moniker (she's claimed Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping" in the past in thinly-veiled references to her fluctuating weight and Latino heritage), Trump questioned her citizenship and morality, pushing the conspiracy theory that Clinton helped Machado obtain U.S. citizenship in exchange for publicly criticizing him. "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?"
Here are seven articles about Trump's record with women that you should read instead of his tweets:
The Ultimate Roundup Of Sexist Remarks
Perhaps there's no better way to delve into the Republican nominee's record with women than with a roundup like this one from the Huffington Post of some of the things Trump has said about women, both publicly and privately. The Telegraph 's Trump sexism tracker and the collection of statements Trump has made about women in the workplace are also worth a peek.
A Champion Of Women?
To illustrate what they called "a paradox" emerging about Trump's treatment of women, the Washington Post dug into accounts from women who've worked alongside Trump and say that despite his sexist attitude, he fostered a positive working environment for women and gave them opportunities at a time when business was still seen as a man's world.
Trump Reportedly Wanted To Fire Women Who Weren't Pretty Enough
A recent article from the Los Angeles Times, however, paints a different picture of what working for Trump might be like as a woman. According to the paper, testimonies from Trump employees uncovered in court documents filed in a 2012 lawsuit against one of Trump's companies claimed Trump routinely pressured managers to fire female employees he felt were "not pretty enough."
An Account From A Former Employee
A woman who spent 18 years working with and for Trump attempted to shed some light on how he views women, as detailed in this column for the New York Daily News. She claimed he told her "men are better than women but a good woman is better than 10 men" and claimed "he leered at attractive female employees" and has "fixed ideas" about both women and certain nationalities. However, she said his attitude is more a consequence of the era he came up in than overt sexism. Still, she argued that "Trump is not great for women" due to his policies.
"Donald Trump Hates Women"
The headline of this Slate piece minces no words, but it's an interesting read about how Trump's misogynist view of women came to be and how it played out in his business endeavors and public interviews long before his presidential campaign.
Trump Fights Back
In 1992, long before Trump had his sight's set on the White House, New York magazine did an in-depth feature on Trump. It delved into his ups and downs in business as well as his personal life. It's full of classic Trumpisms, including his belief that "you have to treat [beautiful women] like shit."
His Interviews With Howard Stern
Some of the most damning and degrading things Trump has said about women he uttered during his more than two dozen appearances on Shock Jock, Howard Stern's radio show in the '90s and early 2000s. Some unlucky reporter at Buzzfeed News went through hours of The Howard Stern Show to collect Trump's most crude remarks. Is this what Trump meant when he implied he had the presidential look Clinton lacked?
So, sure, Trump's SAD! tweets can be entertaining, but it's more important to step back and look at the big picture regarding Trump's record of (mis)treating women than to indulge in his late-night egocentric Twitter rants.