Amid all the controversy regarding unwanted sexual advances – a despicable tweet by Trump is making the rounds.
America is reeling in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct. 2017 saw notable figures losing their jobs like long-time host of NBC‘s “Today Show,” Matt Lauer, and Fox News‘ golden child, Bill O’Reilly.
ABC News reports that: “A number of women in Congress are planning to wear black to the State of the Union later this month as a show of support for women affected by sexual misconduct.”
In the midst of all the drama surrounding these ongoing accusations – an extremely awkward 2013 tweet by Trump has resurfaced in which he appears to be bragging about the “talent” behind his ability to date women younger than his daughter.
Trump’s tweet was in response to a post by a Twitter user whose account has since been suspended by Twitter for unknown reasons.
“@realDonaldTrump you date girls young enough to be your daughter.That’s perverted,” tweeted RexRode_Lisa, to which Trump responded: “Dated. No, that’s talent.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2013
And this isn’t the first incident of this kind involving Trump.
For instance, there’s the 1992 tape aired by CBS News in 2016 revealing Trump looking at a group of young girls and remarking that he will be dating one of them in ten years. Trump would have been 46-years-old at the time.
In the clip, Trump can be heard asking one of the girls: “You going up the escalator?” Trump can be heard saying. “Yeah,” the voice of a young girl replies. “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” Trump can then be heard on the tape remarking to someone off camera.
In 2006, Trump made a similar remark about his own daughter, Ivanka. CBS News reported in a separate article last year that “during a March 2006 appearance on ‘The View’ with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump was asked how he would react if Playboy magazine were to ever feature Ivanka’s picture on its cover.”
Trump responded: “I don’t think Ivanka would do that inside the magazine. Although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.”
Then there were the allegations that Trump walked in on Miss Teen USA beauty pageant contestants as they were changing in their dressing rooms. And that news came in the wake of revelations by CNN that Trump had bragged to Howard Stern about walking in on contestants as the owner of the Miss USA pageant.
“I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else. And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant. And therefore I’m inspecting it,” he told Stern, adding: “Is everyone okay? You know they’re standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”