In the least surprising news you will hear this week, someone else who knows Donald Trump extremely well has come out to accuse the Trump of being a gigantic sexist maniac.
Barbara Res worked for Trump for 18 years as senior vice-president of the Trump Organization. In an interview with Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast, she described Donald Trump’s rampant sexism, calling him “a supreme sexist” and a “megalomaniac.”
Here’s Barbara Res in her own words:
“I had never heard him say ‘pussy’ before. I heard him say ‘fuck’ a million times. The way he said it—I just grab it—I was shocked at that, and then you know, when I took the time to put it into context, I said, ‘yeah, that’s right.’”
Res also told The Daily Beast:
“He’s terribly sexist. He’s a womanizer for sure. He hired me for a specific reason: Because I was really good. And he told me, and he believed this, that women had to work harder and be smarter and were willing to work harder than men, and that’s what he wanted, and he had a couple of women working for him… ‘Men are better than women,’ he said, ‘but a good woman is better than 10 men.’ I think he thought I would take it as a compliment, and I think it was intended as a compliment.”
But Barbara Res did not just come out of woodwork following the ‘Me Too’ movement. She has actually been quite candid about what it was like for a woman to work for Donald Trump at a high level since he announced his presidential candidacy back in 2015. Following the release of the infamous Access Hollywood alluded to previously, Res painted a picture how Donald Trump spoke to, and in the company of, his female peers:
“He once said that, when his business was failing in the early ’90s, he blamed it on the fact that his executives did a bad job while he was off, in his words, ‘fucking women two and three at a time’—he said that!”
Perhaps the most prescient quote from Barbara Res comes from October 2016:
“Now,” she said, “I don’t think he respects anybody. I don’t think there’s a person alive that he respects, because he thinks he’s God.”
That certainly seems consistent with what we’ve seen from Donald Trump, but it’s pretty clear that he respects women a hell of a lot less than he respects men.