Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, went on “CBS This Morning” and implied that women invite sexual harassment.
Trump’s son was questioned about a comment the elder Trump made in a USA Today article, in which he claimed that his eldest daughter, Ivanka, would not put up with harassment and either find a new job or a different career.
“I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it,” Eric Trump said. “And by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources, and I think she would as a strong person, at the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well.”
According to a survey taken last year, one in three women experience sexual harassment at their job. The Human Rights Library at the University of Minnesota released a report showing that only 29 percent of the women harassed report the occurrence because they either don’t think the problem will be resolved or they feel that they’ll be blamed for it.
In a lagging economy, most women don’t have the option to choose where they work and they definitely don’t have the money the Trump family has.
Eric Trump’s comments caused quite a backlash from the twitter community:
Gretchen Carlson: Sad in 2016 we’re still victim blaming women. Trust me I’m strong.
Jamil Smith: Eric says Ivanka wouldn’t let herself be sexually harassed. Toxic masculinity runs in the Trump family, it seems.
Jon Hutson: Donald Trump’s sexist son Eric Trump believes women ALLOW themselves to be sexually harassed.