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Donald Trump Jr. Said Women Who Can’t Handle Sexual Harassment ‘Don’t Belong in the Workforce’

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Well, now. Donald Trump Jr. apparently has some thoughts on workplace sexual harassment. He once suggested that those who “can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today … don’t belong in the workforce.”

The comments were unearthed by BuzzFeed News and are from a 2013 interview that Trump Jr., Donald Trump’s eldest son, did on the radio show “The Opie and Anthony Show.” In the interview, the two hosts and Trump Jr. talk about whether women should be allowed at all-male golf clubs. At one point, one of the hosts says that women “complain, ‘it’s harassment’” and “that’s why we hate having them around. They stop us from doing what we want to do.” Trump Jr. then offers this:

I’m of that mindset — and I’ll get into trouble, I’m sure I’ll get myself in trouble one of these days … if you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then 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.’s comments about sexual harassment at work echo those of his father. Trump, after all, once said this about Ivanka Trump, if she should ever find herself harassed at work: “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”

Trump Jr. also made light of workplace-sexual-harassment lawsuits. He joked, too, that he could claim sexual harassment occurred if the two co-hosts decided to show naked women on a computer. “I’d feel harassed!” Trump Jr. joked. “This is my get-rich-quick scheme. I’m now suing you guys because I feel uncomfortable.”

Donald Trump Jr. Joked About Workplace Sexual Harassment