Amid massive outrage over Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women that has put his presidential campaign in jeopardy, more reports have emerged that show the Republican candidate made crass, offensive comments about his own daughter and other women in the past.
After scouring almost two decades of audio interviews between Trump and radio personality Howard Stern, CNN published excerpts of the candidate repeatedly commenting on Ivanka Trump’s body.
Trump engaged in crude and demeaning conversations about women over a 17-year-period with Stern.
Among the topics Trump discussed -- his daughter Ivanka’s physique and checking out of a relationship with women after they turn 35.
The excerpts come a day after the 70-year-old real estate tycoon’s presidential campaign appeared to be collapsing like a pack of cards, with many top Republican party leaders leaving his camp following the surfacing of a 2005 video in which he is seen making lewd remarks about women.
Trump’s long track record of making misogynistic comments and engaging in lewd conversations took on a new tone on Friday night, when the Washington Post published audio of Trump, bragging about how women let him do whatever he wants to them because he is a celebrity.
While Trump’s comments -- in which he describes forcing himself upon women -- stand apart from anything he has said in the past, the reality TV star has long engaged in sexually explicit banter over the years, CNN reported.
Trump appeared on Stern’s radio programme for decades, and while many of his appearances have been reported on, the US TV network review turned up previously unreported examples of Trump engaging in crude conversations.
In more than one interview with Stern, Trump took part in conversations about Ivanka’s appearance.
In an October 2006 interview, Stern remarks that Ivanka “looks more voluptuous than ever.”
Trump is willing to engage in the discussion about his own daughter, telling Stern that she did not get implants.
“She’s actually always been very voluptuous,” Trump responds.
“She’s tall, she’s almost 6 feet tall and she’s been, she’s an amazing beauty,” Trump is quoted as saying.
In another interview, from September 2004, Stern asks Trump if he can call Ivanka “a piece of a**,” to which Trump responds in the affirmative.
In his interviews with Stern, Trump discussed leaving women after a certain age and dating younger women.
In a 2002 appearance, Trump calls 30 “a perfect age.” “Until she’s 35,” a co-host interjects.
“What is it at 35? It’s called check-out time,” Trump responds.
Image: Donald Trump gestures next to his daughter Ivanka. New recordings show the Republican candidate made crass, offensive comments about his own daughter. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters