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In what is now becoming a fun nightly tradition, here is another previously unseen transcript of comments made by Donald Trump, a sexist sentient carrot, laying out in plain language his view of women.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and former ABC Primetime Live correspondent Nancy Collins, the transcript from 1994 provides a glimpse into the mind of the current Republican nominee, showing that he has really never respected women, despite claims that his relationships with the women in his life at the time were “great.”
As Collins opens up the conversation to discuss his feelings about women, she gives him a fair amount of leeway to act right (all emphasis ours.)
Let’s talk about women. Your feelings toward them seem conflicted, even chauvinistic, confusing since you adore and respect your mother so much.
I have great relationships with women, my mother, Ivana, Marla, my female executives are better than the men: tougher, smarter
So why in 1992 did you tell a writer for New York magazine, Marie Brenner, that ‘You have to treat women like shit” – ultimately pouring a bottle of wine down her back?
I didn’t say that. The woman’s a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks.
It’s alarming to see how quickly he transitions from “respect” to the complete opposite. “That statement is exactly why women think you’re a chauvinist pig,” Collins says, referring to Trump’s defensive posturing and his continued obsession with conflating a woman’s looks with her honesty. His response is telling.
They’re right – and not. People say, “how can you say such a thing?” but there’s a truth in it, in a modified form. Psychologists will tell you that some women want to be treated with respect, others differently. I tell friends who treat their wives magnificently, get treated like crap in return, “Be rougher and you’ll see a different relationship.’ Unfortunately, with people in general, you get more with vinegar than honey.
Collins also discusses Trump’s then-recent divorce from Ivana, parsing the reasons the marriage didn’t work. What becomes clear is that for Donald Trump, the most dangerous thing in the world is a woman who deigns to work.
We had a great relationship for several years … I was 100 percent faithful, loved Ivana … then I asked her to take over Trump Castle. Putting your wife to work is a very dangerous thing — the single biggest reason my marriage stopped being good, my fault more than hers. I thought, “Ivana’s a great homemaker, mother but I’ll give her something really exciting to do” — like raising kids wasn’t the most important job in the world…
I don’t want to sound like a chauvinist, but when I come home at night and dinner’s not ready I go through the roof. But I got handed casino numbers. After 12 hours dealing with my companies, I didn’t want to talk business. I can instantaneously shut it off, my survival mechanism. But she’d be yelling into the phone with the casino; I didn’t want my wife shouting like that. Ivana had a great softness that disappeared. She became an executive not a wife.
Imagining a world where a woman can be both an executive and a wife — what a stretch! The rest of the interview is a wild fucking ride. Read it here.