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How does Donald Trump surrounding himself with women make him less a predator? Can't it be proof?

A couple of weeks ago, Lara Trump proclaimed her father-in-law “a man who has always championed women” during an interview with CNN.

“Whenever you look at his track record with women, just look at the Trump organization. Donald Trump employs more female executives than male executives.”

Of the many conclusions to be made, Donald Trump flanked by a bevy of women is not proof he has or will champion women.


Lara Trump’s words in contrast with Donald Trump’s presumption from his self-help book, Trump: How to get Rich:

“All the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”

There is a chance Trump lacks generalized self-esteem. A case in point, as the mentor of “The Apprentice,” he believes women are “unconsciously flirting” with him. He may need to create fantasy scenarios to justify his flirting; for that reason, women subordinates provide opportunities for Trump to imagine women are attracted to him.


Lara Trump’s words in contrast with Donald Trump’s actions:

“Before a show [pageant], I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”

“You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’” he continued. “And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.” – [AUDIO] Donald Trump interviewed by Howard Stern, 2005.

There is a chance Trump is insecure around other men. While the owner of three pageants, Trump seems consoled that, “no men are anywhere.” In a work environment, increasing the female presence limits the opportunity for competition from other males.


Lara Trump’s words in contrast with Donald Trump’s actions:

“I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything … grab them by the p***y.” [VIDEO] Access Hollywood, 2005.

A third possibility is Trump acts compulsively. The “Access Hollywood” video suggests he believes his celebrity entitles him to invade a woman’s personal space – its narrowest offense. He is describing a pattern not a single incident, “I don’t even wait. And, when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.”

He might enlist “more female executives than male executives” because he compulsively surrounds himself with a fantasy, a sense of security and a confirmation of an image of himself as “a star,” with whom women will let “do anything.”

Take your pick. I’m partial to conclusion/scenario three. As unpredictable as Trump is in nearly every aspect of his life, he has one consistent character trait. It’s his inability to restrain his reaction to whatever is stimulating his brain cells at any given moment. He is possibly the most reactionary, easily provoked person living or dead.

As far as I can tell, Trump is a classic predator. He compulsively uses people without prejudice, without compassion, and without forewarning, to meet his ends. Lara Trump continues in the CNN video to explain that her father-in-law “is an equal opportunity offender.” I believe she’s right. He takes what he wants, and he holds what he wants, close.

Why would the women Donald Trump surrounds himself with be anything other than his prey?


Food for thought:

  1. If a woman is unconscious, she isn’t flirting.
  2. An apprentice seeks a mentor with the expectation to learn. Although flirting may occur, there is no expectation to flirt.
  3. It is highly unlikely, “All the women on ‘The Apprentice,'” were fIirting with Donald Trump. Wishing doesn’t make it so.
  4. Greeting a woman by grabbing her genitals is only acceptable in very specific circumstances which always involve the woman’s consent. Donald Trump’s celebrity status is not consent.