Trump Jr.: Women Who ‘Can’t Handle’ Harassment Should Teach Kindergarten

Donald Trump Jr., son of of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, talks to reporters after his sound check before the start of the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Donald Trump Jr., son of of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, talks to reporters after his sound check before the start of the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tues... Donald Trump Jr., son of of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, talks to reporters after his sound check before the start of the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) MORE LESS

In a 2013 radio interview on the “The Opie and Anthony Show” surfaced by Buzzfeed News on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. complains about women making charges of sexual harassment in the workplace, suggesting that women who have a trouble with men making certain comments should go teach kindergarten.

The comments came as Trump Jr. and the hosts were discussing whether women should be allowed at male-only golf courses.

“If you have a guys’ place you have a guys’ place,” Trump Jr. said.

One of the hosts then lamented that women “complain” about “harassment.”

“That’s why we hate having them around. They stop us from doing what we want to do,” the host said.

Trump Jr. said that “in the club house, guys just want to be guys” and converse freely “even if you’re just talking shit and it’s not really true.”

One of the hosts then said that it’s mostly “just bullshitting around” and then suddenly human resources is intervening.

Trump Jr. then said, “I’m of that mindset — and I’ll get into trouble, I’m sure — I’ve been on this show enough, I’m sure I’ll get myself in trouble one of these days — but like, if you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, like you don’t belong in the workforce. Like, you should go maybe teach kindergarten. I think it’s a respectable position.”

“You can’t be negotiating billion-dollar deals if you can’t handle, like, you know…” Trump Jr. continued. “But listen — there’s a place where you have to draw the line — but today the stuff you get in trouble for…”

Listen to the clip at Buzzfeed News.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: