Its been pretty easy for me to stay politically neutral this election cycle because I’m voting for the Giant Meteor to come in and do what’s right. Some folks think I have a pretty negative outlook on things, but I digress.
You see, when Donald Trump was asked what would happen if his daughter. Ivanka Trump, found herself being sexually harassed in the workplace, his response was:
“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”
You heard right, folks! When it comes to sexual harassment, if the lewd comments and uninvited advances make the victim uncomfortable, then they should be the ones to leave.
Surely though, his son, who is much younger and more connected to the favorite Trump daughter, would take a different stance on the topic.
When a CBS host asked Eric if he thought that bringing the harassment to the attention of human resources was a better answer, he and his haircut answered
And yet somehow, Eric manage to make things worse
“Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. She wouldn’t allow herself to be objected 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.”
It’s like the old saying goes; From a bad crow, a bad egg. I’m sure someone in the campaign is going to ‘clarify’ this faux pas in the next day or two since the premise behind being sexually harassed has someone saying or doing something without permission to begin with. Blaming the victim is obviously not the answer to sexual harassment in the workplace. Not by a long shot.
People tweeted their disgust the blatant victim-blaming the Trumps have pushed
To say “She’s too strong to be sexually harassed” is like saying someone is too fast for bullets. Victim blaming. Disgusting, @EricTrump
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) August 2, 2016
— Ericka Andersen (@ErickaAndersen) August 2, 2016
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) August 2, 2016
#EricTrump said ‘strong, powerful women’ like Ivanka wouldn’t allow sexual harassment… What about the women who DON’T work for their dads?
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) August 2, 2016
#EricTrump says Ivanka “wouldn’t allow herself” to be subjected to sexual harassment. Ladies, don’t “allow yourselves” to vote for his dad.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) August 2, 2016
— Aura Lei (@auraleis) August 2, 2016
— TinaENC (@TinaENC) August 2, 2016
Waiting to hear how we’ve all taken his quoted answer out of context.