Donald Trump seems to go from one controversy to another as he advised women who were sexually harassed to just go find another job.
As the catastrophe with the Khan family, whose son died while saving his fellow soldiers in the Iraqi war, starts to die down, Trump said in a recent interview that if his daughter Ivanka were sexually harassed at the workplace “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”
Trump spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went on CNN’s New Day to defend his statement.
“I mean I think that that’s the same advice my father would probably give me. It’s the same advice I would give to my sister. Get away from the situation,” she replied. “If someone is harassing you, if someone’s being aggressive, move jobs, get away from the situation.”
CNN guest, attorney Richard Socarides, adamantly disagreed with McEnany’s comments.
“You’re entitled to work in an environment that is free from harassment, that is free from illegal activity, and one in which you are allowed to succeed based upon your merits,” he replied. “But, but more importantly here. I think that this remark, when I heard this remark, the first thing I thought about was Mitt Romney and that 47 percent because this remark, it exposes a worldview of things, exposes, you know, shows Donald Trump, the way he thinks about something. Of course he has always been the boss. And so I think he feels that he’s entitled to act however he wants.”
Socarides then brought up the incident with Fox News former head Roger Ailes, whom Trump has been siding with.
“I’m sure he also thinks that his friend Roger Ailes was viciously attacked by this woman. I think this shows a view of things that is pretty shocking.”