Donald Trump says he’s standing by his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he was charged with minor assault following an altercation with a female reporter.
Trump says he doesn’t “discard people” and called the situation “very unfair” to Lewandowski, one of his closest advisers. Trump tweeted that Lewandowski was “a very decent man” and urged: “Look at tapes-nothing there!”
But his rivals see the development as symptomatic of Trump’s campaign and his attitude towards women.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says that Trump has been “inciting violent behaviour, aggressive behaviour,” and that he should be responsible for what happens in his campaign. She said that the reporter who brought the charges, Michelle Fields, “deserves a lot of credit for following through on the way she was physically manhandled.””
Ted Cruz described his rival’s campaign as an “abusive culture” which has ‘no place in our democracy”.
Here is a list of Trump’s comments about women over several years, from interviews, social media and Trump’s own books.
Trump said “Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo”. Photo / AP
MEGYN KELLY, journalist
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her – wherever.”
“Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!”
CARLY FIORINA, former presidential candidate
“Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
“Why does she keep interrupting everybody?”
Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton got “schlonged” in the previous election. Photo / AP
HILLARY CLINTON, presidential candidate
“She was gonna beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse, I don’t know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat – she was favored to win – and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost.” (schlong is a Yiddish word for penis)
KRISTEN STEWART, actress
“Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again – just watch. He can do much better!”
Trump accused Arianna Huffington of paying her ex-husband for the use of his name. Photo / Getty Images
ARIANA HUFFINGTON, publisher
“Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.
“How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?”
ROSIE O’DONNELL, comedian
“If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.'”
BETTE MIDLER, actress and singer
“While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.”
“Sadly she’s no longer 10”. Photo / AP
HEIDI KLUM, model
“Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”
ANGELINA JOLIE, actress
“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she’s not-I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she’s not”.
CHER, actress, singer
@Cher should stop with the bad plastic surgery and nasty statements about good people running for office.
Trump hit out at actress Anne Hathaway. Photo / Getty Images
ANNE HATHAWAY, actress
“So when he had plenty of money, she liked [her ex-husband Rafaella Follierei]. But then after that, not as good, right?
HEIDI CRUZ, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz and former Goldman Sachs investment manager and White House aide
Trump retweeted side-by-side images of Heidi Cruz, with a grimace, and Melania Trump in a glamorous pose.
IVANA TRUMP, former wife
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”
Trump commented if Ivanka wasn’t his daughter perhaps he would date her. Photo / AP
IVANKA TRUMP, daughter
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
WOMEN IN GENERAL
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”
“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye – or perhaps another body part.”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”
“Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see.”
“It’s certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women onThe Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal.”
“I mean, we could say politically correct that look doesn’t matter, but the look obviously matters. Like you wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.”
“The most difficult aspect of the prenuptial agreement is informing your future wife (or husband): I love you very much, but just in case things don’t work out, this is what you will get in the divorce. There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”
“My favorite part [of Pulp Fiction] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.”