Donald Trump’s degrading remarks against women know as few boundaries as his stubby little hands, and he is insistent on proving it again and again. The Los Angeles Times unearthed a 1992 wire story published in the Chicago Tribune, sarcastically subtitled “Such A Comedian,” where the Republican nominee hit on a teenage girls choir performing at the Manhattan Plaza Hotel which he then owned and ultimately lost to bankruptcy.
This wire report confirms Trump’s predilection for sexualizing teenage girls, stunningly highlighted yesterday in Entertainment Tonight’s 1992 video depicting the Donald hitting on a 10-year-old girl at Trump Tower, but extends back decades as he sexualized his infant daughter Tiffany by remarking on her thighs and wondering if she was going to have the same-sized breasts as her mother, remarking on the beauty of a 12-year-old Paris Hilton, and he has a long and disturbing history of hitting on his own daughter Ivanka.
Taken together, the two recent incidents discovered from 1992, show Donald Trump’s intense need for self-assurance of his fragile masculinity in the wake of his messy divorce with first wife Ivana- which was granted on the grounds of Trump’s “cruel and inhumane behavior.”
Why else would a purportedly grown adult man openly hit on teenage girls in such a degrading way? He reduced them to property in his eyes, and it was so unfunny then that it made national news reports for its very strangeness. Donald Trump’s disgusting Republican campaign is no laughing matter either, it’s become little more than a massive coverup for a serial abuser of women, a serial abuser of workers he’s hired and a non-stop abuser of the truth.
If Trump was such a brilliant businessman that knows things others don’t, he should’ve told those teenage girls, ‘Just think– in a couple of years, my hotel will go bankrupt and I’ll still be hitting on you, whether you’re married or not.’
Grant Stern is an Editor-At-Large for OccupyDemocrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition