As summed up by Megyn Kelly: “Sigh.”
Eric Trump said during an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, August 2, that his sister Ivanka Trump wouldn’t allow herself to be sexually harassed. Eric’s remarks come amid former Fox CEO Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment lawsuit.
When asked by CBS’ Charlie Rose if Eric agrees with his father Donald Trump’s comments on the matter, Eric said, “There is no question that that should obviously be addressed, and it should be addressed strongly,” before elaborating further.
“Hey, listen, we all run a company. My father runs a company. We take this — that is an absolute no-go anywhere, and that’s very much the case,” Eric, 32, continued. “I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman: She wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it, and by the way, you should take it up with human resources, and I think she would, as a strong person. At the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well.”
The controversial Republican presidential nominee previously told Fox News that if his daughter were placed in that situation, he “would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”
Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who is accusing Ailes of sexual assault, tweeted following Eric’s remarks on Tuesday: “Sad in 2016 we’re still victim blaming women. Trust me I’m strong.”
Current Fox News commentator and Kelly File host, Megyn Kelly, also weighed in on the matter. Kelly, who encouraged Carlson to come forward, simply tweeted: “Sigh.”
As previously reported, Ailes resigned as the chairman and CEO of Fox News on July 21 in the wake of the scandal and lawsuit.