NEW ORLEANS ― Examples of Donald Trump’s misogyny have been piling up since footage was released on Friday of him bragging about groping women. Now, it’s emerged that the GOP presidential nominee once gave radio host Howard Stern permission to call his daughter, Ivanka Trump, a “piece of ass.”
Trump was talking to Stern about his daughter, who was then 23 years old, in a 2004 interview, CNN reported Saturday.
“By the way, your daughter,” Stern said to Trump.
“She’s beautiful,” the brash businessman responded.
“Can I say this? A piece of ass,” Stern asked.
“Yeah,” Trump replied.
The news comes one day after footage leaked of Trump bragging in 2005 that he can “grab” women “by the pussy” because he’s a celebrity. Republican politicians are scrambling to distance themselves from their party’s nominee ― with some planning to write in his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, for president.
The newly unearthed Stern interview is not the only time Trump has objectified his daughter. In 2006, He said on ABC’s “The View” that if Ivanka weren’t his daughter, he’d be dating her. Trump doubled down on those comments in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2015. “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father ...“ Trump said.
In a 2003 Stern interview, Trump said Ivanka has “got the best body.” And former staffers on the set of “The Apprentice” told The Associated Press that Trump would often compliment women’s looks on set and compare them to his daughter.
“He would just mention it all the time,” Rebecca Arndt, a camera assistant for the reality show, told the AP. “I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier.”
Ivanka Trump has not publicly commented about father’s comments about her. He has apologized for what he called “locker room banter,” referring to his comments about groping women, but he refuses to drop out of the race despite Republicans calling for him to do so.
“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump told The Washington Post. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.