The Times published a deep dive into Donald Trump's history with women, the crux of which is that the presumptive GOP nominee is a creepy, looks-obsessed misogynist who's spent his whole life using his money and power to prey on pretty young women and belittle anyone he doesn't deem attractive enough. None of this should be surprising if you've paid any attention to Trump at all, nor will it dissuade his devoted from voting for him. Still, it's worth taking a look at some of the more horrifying behavior Trump's displayed toward woman over the years, which we've compiled below:
Trump made a 26-year-old model put on a bikini the first time he met her. "He asked me if I had a swimsuit with me. I said no. I hadn't intended to swim," former model/girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane said of the 1990 incident at Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion. "He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit. He brought me out to the pool and said, "That is a stunning Trump girl, isn't it?"
He told a female executive who worked for him, "You like your candy." "It was him reminding me that I was overweight," Barbara A. Res, who was Trump's head of construction in the 1980s, told the Times. He also once pushed a Miss Universe winner who gained weight after she was crowned to work out in front of media outlets and Trump himself, humiliating her. "After that episode, I was sick, anorexia and bulimia for five years," she said. "Over the past 20 years, I've gone to a lot of psychologists to combat this."
Trump's father was even worse than Trump. When Ivana Trump met her future ex father-in-law for the first time, he wouldn't let her order what she wanted. "I told the waiter, 'I would like to have fish.' O.K., so I could have the fish. And Fred would say to the waiter: 'No, Ivana is not going to have a fish. She is going to have a steak.' I said, 'No, I'm going to have my fish.' And Donald would come home and say, 'Ivana, why would you have a fish instead of a steak?' I say, 'Because I'm not going to be told by somebody to have something which I don't want.'"
Trump has some boundary issues. When he met Temple Taggart, the 21-year-old Miss Utah representative in 1997, the then-married Trump kissed her on the lips. "I thought, 'Oh my God, gross,'" she said. He also went after former pageant promoter Jill Harth, even after it was clear she had a boyfriend:
Donald Trump stared at me throughout that meeting. He stared at me even while George was giving his presentation. … In the middle of it he says to George, "Are you sleeping with her?" Meaning me. And George looked a little shocked and he said, "Well, yeah." And he goes, "Well, for the weekend or what?"
Her then-boyfriend told the Times Trump didn't take no for an answer. "He said: 'Well, there's always a first time. I am going after her.' I thought the man was joking. I laughed. He said, 'I am serious.'" Trump also apparently ended up groping Harth under the table in front of her boyfriend, so there's that. "Let me just say, this was a very traumatic thing working for him," she told the Times.
His obsession with his daughter is downright icky. Miss Universe winner Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee remembers Trump trying to get her to compliment teenage Ivanka, telling her, "Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?" Lee told the Times, "I was like, 'Really?' That's just weird. She was 16. That's creepy."
He thinks women work harder than men because they have something to prove. He provided the Times with the following exchange he had with a female employee:
I've said, "Why don't you go home and take it easy now, just go relax." "No, Mr. Trump, I have to finish this job." And I said, "Boy, you really are a worker." And it would just seem that there was something, that they want to really prove something, which is wonderful.
He also told the aforementioned Res, "I know you're a woman in a man's world. And while men tend to be better than women, a good woman is better than 10 good men."
And his issues with women go way back. Teenage Trump was considered the campus "Ladies' Man" in military school, and he only wanted the cream of the crop then, too. "Donald was extremely sensitive to whether or not the women he invited to campus were pretty," classmate George White said. "For Donald, it's display."
Can't wait for the future.