The Misogyny That Runs In The Trump Family


Since Donald Trump announced his campaign for President of the United States last year, his name is constantly in the news and it’s not for good things. It is either for his idea of building a wall between the United States and Mexico, calling Mexicans rapists, his Islamophobic remarks, comments regarding if Barack Obama was actually born in the United States, and more countless remarks that prove he is a racist, ignorant white man. His remarks continue to annoy me for the fact that they prove he is unfit to hold office and yet he is the Republican Presidental Candidate. Although I don’t like Donald Trump, I always thought his children were smart, educated, decent human beings that care for the lives of others. I honestly didn’t think his upfront racist, sexist, demeanor would be passed down to them, but Eric proved it has.

Eric Trump has attempted (and failed) to defend his father’s remarks (because with a father like Donald Trump, you must be ready to) regarding Roger Ailes who has resigned from his post at FOX News regarding numerous sexual harassment allegations. Donald Trump defended Roger Ailes saying “it’s very sad that women are complaining about Ailes”, “I can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them.”, and “I would like to think she (referring to his daughter Ivanka) would find another career or find another company if that was the case.” proving the misogyny that Donald Trump exudes. Eric then proceeded to tell CBS that and I quote: “Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman who wouldn’t allow herself to be subjected to it.”


My first comment to that is ‘I guess the sexist apple doesn’t fall far from the misogynistic tree.’ I would actually like to think Eric wouldn’t allow more controversy in his father’s campaign but sadly he has.

What Eric is saying is that anyone who is subjected to sexual harassment and assault aren’t strong people; weak people who give other people (in this case, in authority) the access to their bodies.

No, Eric, just because someone has been sexually harassed and/or assaulted doesn’t mean that they are weak; it means that the people in authority lack simple self-control and have to take out that impulse on innocent people.

Everything that Donald Trump has said has appalled me, but what disgusts me more is the fact Donald Trump has passed down his ignorant, ill-mannered thoughts onto his children with Eric Trump as proof.

Donald Trump and his son just proved they are not for women, regardless of what Donald Trump has said in his campaign. He is adding already to the delicate and sad reality of that women face when coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and assault. May this be a lesson to all that who you associate with matters; Eric obviously associates himself with his father Donald who is sexist and misogynistic and has proven to the world that he to, is like his father. I guess the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree.



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