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Donald Trump’s Sexism and Misogyny Knows No Bounds

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 06.02.16

ABC News reports that Donald Trump called married women who work a “very dangerous thing”

Statement from Erica Sackin, Director of Political Communications, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Donald Trump’s sexism and misogyny are dangerous for all of America, and would have terrifying policy consequences if he were to become president. You cannot dismiss and demean women for decades and expect to lead this country.”


ICYMI: ABC News: Donald Trump in 1994: 'Putting a Wife to Work Is a Very Dangerous Thing'


Key Points:

Trump also shared his views about the women in his life having careers, saying he had mixed feelings on the idea of then-wife Marla Maples working.

“I have days where I think it's great. And then I have days where, if I come home -- and I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist -- but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof," he said.

Trump also said his marriage to former wife Ivana fell apart primarily because he hired her in a management role at Trump Castle Casino in Atlantic City.

“I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” Trump said. “If you're in business for yourself, I really think it's a bad idea to put your wife working for you. I think it's a really bad idea. I think that was the single greatest cause of what happened to my marriage with Ivana.”

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