Donald Trump’s Boorish Behavior Is Bad for All Women, Even If Some Don’t Mind It

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Media Outlet: the Washington Post

Monica Potts wrote for the Washington Post about Donald Trump and women:

This weekend, the New York Times detailed Donald Trump’s misogynistic treatment of numerous women. The push-back was immediate.
Trump’s defenders got a boost Monday from Rowanne Brewer Lane, whose story about meeting Trump at a pool party at his Palm Beach, Fla., resort was featured in the first few paragraphs of the article. She’d told the Times about how Trump asked her to change into a bikini and then paraded her in front of other guests, but on “Fox and Friends,” she disputed the reporters’ characterization of this as “debasing.”
“[H]e never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way. He never offended me in any way,” she told the network, and went on to call Trump a gentleman.
Case closed as far as the Trump camp is concerned. “She clearly doesn’t feel like she was debased. So they have inserted their own opinion of how she felt, which is crazy,” senior adviser Barry Bennett told Politico.


Monica Potts was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the dilemmas facing poor women and explore the idea of a second-chance society. Previously, Potts spent four years at the American Prospect magazine.