Everyone is now consumed with a recording of a private conversation Trump had on a hot mic a decade ago, in which he spoke about his romantic life. Some in the media have described the conversation as "vulgar," but to the average folk, the conversation sounds playful in nature and unserious.
Indeed, the conversation sounds like one man and woman, both old and young, have every single day. My die-hard Catholic grandmother has said worse. Regardless, these sensational stories universally overlook the positive things Trump says, specifically with respect to his view of women.
Accordingly, here is a small sample of how Trump actually views women:
1. "When I chose Carolyn Kepcher to be my co-judge on The Apprentice, I did so with total confidence. . . . I picked Carolyn, in part, for her role as co-judge, because I knew as one of the show's producers we valued a woman's perspective as a judge . . . But I would have picked her in any event because I value her opinions and insights and counsel so highly." — Donald Trump writing in the forward to Carolyn Kepcher's book, "Carolyn 101: Business Lessons from the Apprentice."
2. "The first time I met Carolyn, I saw potential in her. The first time I saw the golf course now known as Trump National, I saw potential in the course, potential that Carolyn Kepcher has helped me capture in the succeeding years. I am proud to report that ten years later, both Carolyn and the golf course have exceeded all expectations." — Donald Trump writing in the forward to Carolyn Kepcher's book, "Carolyn 101: Business Lessons from the Apprentice."
3. "[Carolyn Kepcher] is a pretty blonde. But I didn't see her prettiness, I saw her intelligence." — Donald Trump in a 2004 interview for Dateline NBC.
4. "[Carolyn Kepcher] had this certain smartness. She was smart, she was cunning, she was tough. She saw men fail and she thought she could do it better than the men. And she did." — Donald Trump in a 2004 interview for Dateline NBC.
5. "The person I hired to be my personal representative overseeing the construction, Barbara Res, was the first woman ever put in charge of a skyscraper in New York. She was thirty-three at the time, she'd worked for HRH, and I'd met her on the Commodore job, where she'd worked as a mechanical superintendent. I'd watched her in construction meetings, and what I liked was that she took no guff from anyone. She was half the size of most of these bruising guys, but she wasn't afraid to tell them off when she had to, and she knew how to get things done." — Donald Trump writing in the Art of the Deal
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