The Worst Thing Trump's Said About Women Revealed in New Report

May 14th 2016

Alex Mierjeski

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has had a turbulent history with women over the course of his candidacy so far.


In a much publicized GOP debate early on, Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly asked the candidate about the way he has talked about women in recent years, pressing him on sexist name-calling. But according to a New York Times report on Saturday, the candidate's archive of eyebrow-raising comments towards women stretches back much further.

Here are the five most noteworthy comments by the candidate included in the New York Times report.

1. "'Don't you think my daughter's hot?'"

As his daughter Ivanka took the stage to host the 1997's Miss Teen USA pageant, Trump allegedly asked that year's Miss Universe, Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee, about Ivanka's attractiveness, according to interviews conducted by The Times. "'Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?,'" he said, according to Lee.

2. "You like your candy."

Barbara Res, head of construction for the Trump Organization in the 1980s, told The Times that Trump once remarked on weight she had gained. "You like your candy," he allegedly told her.

3. "He kissed me directly on the lips."

In 1997, when she was 21, Temple Taggart (Miss Utah) told The Times that Trump introduced himself to contestants in an "inappropriate" manner. "He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, 'Oh my God, gross.' He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like 'Wow, that's inappropriate,'" Taggart recalled.

4. "He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit."

When she was 26, Rowanna Brewer Lane, was modeling and attended a pool party at Trump's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, she told The Times. Lane said she wasn't planning on swimming, but Trump took an interest in her and asked her to change.

"He suddenly took me by the hand, and he started to show me around the mansion. He asked me if I had a swimsuit with me. I said no. I hadn’t intended to swim. He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit," she said.

"Wow," a 44-year-old Trump allegedly said when she emerged in a bikini.

5. "I don't care if she's sweet."

Carrie Prejean, who was 2009's Miss California, recalled in a memoir that Trump made pageant contestants uncomfortable by physically assessing them. She remembers one instance in which Trump asked Miss Alabama to step in front of the group and tell him "who's the most beautiful woman here," according to The Times. "'Besides me,' she said. 'Uh, I like Arkansas. She's sweet.'"

"'I don't care if she's sweet,'" Trump allegedly replied. "'Is she hot?'"

Trump's questionable comments about women have been documented before.

Trump disputed many of the details in the interviews and defended himself to The Times, saying that he has "always treated women with great respect."

While extensive and revealing, the Times report is nothing new. In February, BuzzFeed News reporters dug up clips of the candidate speaking on "The Howard Stern Show." In some of them, Trump rates women using a point system.

"A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10," he said in a recording.

He also discussed how he would change the Miss USA pageant after he purchased the show, making bathing suits smaller and heels higher.

Trump's comments about women over the years have landed him in the media spotlight on many occasions, but they could also have a tangible effect in an election for the presumptive nominee. According to one recent Gallup poll, approximately seven in ten women said they had an unfavorable opinion of the candidate.

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