Donald Trump has said a lot of terrible things about adult women, and done a lot of terrible things to adult women, But in a video that recently surfaced, Trump is seen targeting a different kind of victim: a young child.
In the 1992 video, Trump, who was 46 at the time, can be heard talking to a little girl, asking her if she’s going to go up an escalator. After she says “yeah”, Trump turns to the camera and says, “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
It’s unclear how old the girl is, but she’s clearly a child who is already being objectified by Trump.
German Lopez of Vox says, This is part of a very long pattern for Trump, he seems to only show his feelings about women based on their physical characteristics or sexuality:
He apparently never stops to consider how the women he’s subjecting to all of this might feel. In a professional setting, it’s degrading to know that people are paying more attention to your looks than your abilities or achievements. It’s gross for your boss to tell you you’re beautiful, or for a man with more power than you to speculate about what you’re like in bed. It’s dehumanizing to be reduced to a set of breasts and a pretty face.