Aug 02, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
In an interview on Monday with USA TODAY, Donald Trump was asked what he would advise his daughter Ivanka to do if she were being harassed, Trump replied: “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.” In an interview today with CBS This Morning, Eric Trump defended the Big Daddy, saying, "I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be subjected to it, and by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources.” The Trumps missed a great opportunity here. The fact of the matter is that the women who fall victim to sexual harassment have neither the power nor the money to defend themselves against their opportunistic perpetrators. Their perpetrators know that, and that's why they choose the weakest of the weak. When the choice is between putting food on the table and taking care of your family VERSUS suffering through sexual advances with eyes closed, many, if not all, of us would choose the former. Unfortunately, many of us do not have the billions that Ivanka and her family have.