Donald Trump recently responded to the allegations piling up against his friend and the former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes. Last month we wrote about how Ailes was being sued for allegedly sexually harassing the former host of Fox & Friends, Gretchen Carlson. Since then, many more women have come forth alleging similar abuse including Laurie Luhn, a Fox News talent booker who claims Ailes sexually harassed her for 20 years and Laurie Dhue, a Fox News reporter, who alleges Ailes once asked her if she was wearing underwear.
Because of these allegations, Ailes resigned from his role as chairman and CEO on July 21, 2016 and then promptly received a $40 million severance package.
Chuck Todd, a journalist for NBC’s Meet the Press,recently interviewed Trump and asked him about the allegations against his friend, Roger Ailes. Trump summed up the allegations by saying that some women were complaining and saying horrible things about their former supervisor, despite the fact that he had helped them throughout their careers.
When Chuck Todd, asked Donald Trump what he thought his daughter Ivanka should do if she was sexually harassed by an employer, Trump gave this clever answer “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company.”
So let’s get this straight. Trump believes that if a woman is sexually harassed in the workplace that she should quit her job or end her career, and that the supervisor is allowed to sexually harass his subordinates if he also helps them?
What do you think?
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