Eric Trump: Ivanka Is a 'Strong, Powerful Woman,' Wouldn't 'Allow Herself' to Be Sexually Harassed

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Eric Trump, a sobering reminder of gnarled orange trees and ferret-faced little apples, appeared on CBS News on Tuesday morning to defend his father for viciously feuding with the family of a dead soldier. He also found time to underhandedly blame women for getting themselves sexually harassed at work. Whatever else you do today, gang, at least you didn’t do those things.

Trump the Younger insisted to CBS This Morning during a painful, protracted back-and-forth that his father isn’t “anti-Muslim” just “anti-terror.” Then he moved on, indirectly, to the subject of Roger Ailes and sexual harassment. Trump the Elder, as you might recall, said that if Ivanka were sexually harassed at work, he would advise her to quit her job. Eric defended his dad’s comments, as is his wont, before adding, furthermore, that bad things don’t happen to nice girls.

“There’s no question that it should be addressed,” he said, meaning sexual harassment at work, which he called a “no-go.” That said, he added, “Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. She wouldn’t allow herself to be objected [sic] to it. And by the way, you should certainly take it up with human resources. And I think she definitely would, as a strong person. At the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to it.”


Can’t wait for this dignified, non-sociopathic group of people to pull up a moving van in front of the White House!

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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