Misogyny is defined as a hatred of women. It can be distinguished from sexism (discrimination based on sex, usually against women, and attitudes that foster stereotypical social roles based on sex). (Merriam-Webster)
Throughout his life Trump has boasted of his sexual dominance. It is a consistent thread from his high school yearbook naming him of the official 'ladies man', to his boasting on The Howard Stern Show, humiliating Miss USA and Miss Universe pageant contestants, attacking Megyn Kelly during the republican candidate debates, and his 'grab them by the pussy' comment on Access Hollywood among many other examples. His disdain for women is one of Trump's most consistent characteristics.
This page will track Trump's misogynistic actions and statements.
See also how Trump and his administration affect Women.
|1975||Former Trump employee says Trump kept a "fat picture" of her in his drawer, which he would show her when she did something he didn't like. washingtonpost.com (See also Women)|
|1985||Businesswoman Jessica Leeds claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|1989||Trump is accused of rape by his ex-wife in a sworn deposition. independent.co.uk (See also Women, Criminality, Ivana Trump)|
|1992||Jill Harth claims Trump attempted to rape her and told her he wanted to, "make her his sex slave." theguardian.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|1992||Trump tells New York magazine writer Marie Brenner, "You have to treat women like shit." He denies the quote in 2016, saying the journalist was "a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks." nymag.com|
|1993||Model Kristin Anderson claims Trump groped her and put his hands up her skirt. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|1994||Katie Johnson, claims Trump along with billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13. scribd.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
A former employee of Epstein agreed to testify in court that he witnessed and could verify her accusations.
|1994||Trump: "Putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing." abcnews.go.com|
|1997||Jill Harth files a sexual harassment lawsuit, which among other things claims Trump attempted to rape her and refused to hire black models. dailymail.co.uk (See also Racism, Sexism, Women, Black Americans, Lawsuits, Criminality)|
|1997.02.05||Miss USA contestant Temple Taggart McDowell claims Trump twice forced himself upon her and kissed her without her consent. nbcnews.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|1997.05.11||Cathy Heller claims Trump grabbed and forcibly kissed her during a brunch at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. theguardian.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
A second witness to the event confirmed her story and told the Guardian that Trump was, “very forceful” and got “in her face.”
|1998||Karena Virginia claims Trump groped her at the U.S Open. nbcnews.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2003||Mindy McGillivray claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2004.12.02||Trump says 14 year old rape victim, "might have gained confidence from experience." and sarcastically asks, "Do you think this kid is scarred for life?" thedailybeast.com (See also Budget)|
|2005||Access Hollywood records Trump speaking in vulgar terms about women, saying his stardom entitled him to "do anything" to women he found attractive, including grab them by their genitalia. accesshollywood.com|
|2005||Receptionist Rachel Crooks claims Trump began kissing her without her consent on an elevator. npr.org (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2005||Trump tells Howard Stern, "A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10." buzzfeed.com (See also Women)|
|2005.12||Journalist Natasha Stoynoff says Trump, "shoved her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat." heavy.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
6 separate witnesses later came forward to corroborate that they saw Trump sexually assaulting Natasha Stoynoff.
|2006||Adult Film Star Jessica Drake claims Trump grabbed and kissed her without her consent then offered her $10,000 to have sex with him. usmagazine.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2006||Finnish beauty pageant contestant Ninni Laaksonen says Trump groped her. is.fi (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2007||Apprentice Contestant Summer Zervos claims Trump groped and sexually assaulted her. thedailybeast.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2007||Trump makes jokes about Rosie O'Donnell eating all of his wedding cake. soundcloud.com|
|2010||Friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett claims Trump sexually assaulted her in his office. npr.org (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2013||Miss USA contestant Cassandra Searles claims Trump groped her. king5.com (See also Women, Criminality)|
|2013.01.25||Kellyanne Conway argues that rape wouldn't exist if women were as strong as men. talkingpointsmemo.com (See also Kellyanne Conway, sexism)|
|2015.07.28||After a top aide tells The Daily Beast that Trump couldn't of raped his wife because, "a husband cannot legally rape their spouse." Trump attacks The Daily Beast for reporting the interview calling them, "a joke desperate to remain relevant." cnn.com (See also #2016 Campaign, Sexism, Attempts to Discredit Media, Women)|
|2015.08.07||Trump says Republican debate host Megyn Kelly had, "blood coming out of her wherever." cnn.com (See also Fueds, Women, Sexism, 2016 Campaign)|
|2015.09.09||Rolling Stone magazine quotes Trump on Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face! "Would anyone vote for that?" rollingstone.com (See also Women)|
|2016.04.15||Six former contestants from "The Apprentice" blast Trump as racist and sexist. nbcnews.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.10.03||20 former crew members from the Apprentice have reported Trump sexually harassed women and made sexist comments while working on the show. bigstory.ap.org (See also Women)|
|2016.10.07||Trump brags in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a conversation caught on video washingtonpost.com (See also Women)|
|2016.10.08||Apprentice Producer Bill Pruitt says there are tapes far worse then the one of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. mediaite.com (See also Women)|
|2016.10.08||Pence cancels an appearance in Wisconsin and expresses dismay over Trump's "grab 'em by the pussy" comments. nbcnews.com (See also Mike Pence, 2016 Election)|
|2016.10.09||Trump tells Howard Stern it's OK to call Ivanka a "piece of ass." cnn.com (See also Women)|
|2016.10.13||Trump threatens to sue The New York Times over publishing article where they interviewed two women who claim Trump sexually assaulted them. nytimes.com (See also Lawsuits, 2016 Campaign, Fueds, Women, Attempts to Discredit Media)|
|2017.01.17||Female former "Apprentice" contestant sues Trump for defamation with Gloria Allred as attorney. nytimes.com|
|2017.02.02||Trump makes White House dress policy that requires women to "dress like women" and men to wear ties. ibtimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Women, Steve Bannon)|
Steve Bannon is reportedly exempt from this policy though.
|2017.02.06||Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, says Speaker John Bercow. independent.co.uk (See also First 100 Days, United Kingdom, Racism, Sexism)|
|2017.02.13||Trump supports an initiative that helps women entrepreneurs and leaders in Canada and U.S. business.financialpost.com (See also Women)|
|2017.02.24||Wealthy conservative family that helped finance Trump's election is part owner of misogynist, anti-Semitic, far-right-wing Breitbart News empire. washingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Facts, Racism)|
|2017.03.28||Trump's lawyer plans to have a sexual assault lawsuit against Trump thrown out of court by arguing the Supremacy Clause means Trump is immune from lawsuits since he is the president. resistancereport.com (See also Lawsuits, First 100 Days, Women)|
|2017.04.05||Trump starts off Sexual Assault Prevention Month by defending Bill O'Reilly after he paid 5 women $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he sexually harassed them. vox.com (See also Women, First 100 Days)|
Trump says, "I don’t think Bill did anything wrong."
|2017.06.29||Donald Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” in two vicious tweets, calling Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy” and claiming that she had a facelift late last year. washingtonpost.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, Unpresidential Behavior, Women)|
|2017.06.29||Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary." washingtonpost.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior)|
She's laughably wrong, and lying.
|2017.07.05||The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration. washingtonpost.com (See also Women)|
The median female White House employee is drawing a salary of $72,650 in 2017, compared to the median male salary of $115,000, or 63 cents on the dollar.
|2017.08.29||The White House on Tuesday said it will halt a planned Obama-era rule that would have required businesses to begin collecting data about how much they pay workers of different genders, races and ethnic groups, in order to address pay disparity, saying it posed a burden to employers. wsj.com (See also Women, Department of Labor)|
|2017.11.09||After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to "send five women" to Donald Trump's hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress. nbcnews.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia, Russia)|
|2017.11.09||Republicans in Washington seemed near panic in the light of a news report in which four women said Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama (and an evangelical Christian) had made sexual or romantic overtures to them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. nytimes.com (See also Unprecedented Actions)|
“Like most Americans the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life,” Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement on behalf of the President. “However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.”
|2017.11.21||Donald Trump broke with leading Republicans on Tuesday and voiced support for Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers and has seen his campaign’s prospects imperiled. nytimes.com (See also Women)|
|2017.11.22||The complete list of Donald Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Fact-Checking Resources)|
|2017.11.25||Donald Trump now says that it wasn't him on the Access Hollywood Tape where he boasted about sexually assaulting women. nymag.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts, Women)|
Narrator: It was.
|2017.11.29||In a previously unreported comment to the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, Donald Trump singled out a “young socialite” at his club at Mar-a-Lago by telling a reporter, “there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy.” thedailybeast.com (See also Women, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.03||Despite apologizing over a year ago for bathroom talk, and Trump now saying that he didn't think it was his voice on the tape, Billy Bush clearly affirmed, "he said it. 'grab 'em by the pussy.'" nytimes.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Women, False Statements)|
|2017.12.05||Donald Trump's lawyers argued Tuesday that he's too busy to participate in a defamation lawsuit filed against him in New York state court — but the lawyer for the woman suing him confirmed that she could interview him around his golf outings while he's at Mar-a-Lago. buzzfeed.com (See also Women, Legal Issues)|
|2017.12.10||As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for Congress in 2018, which would be the most women House candidates ever. axios.com (See also Women, Trump Effect)|
|2017.12.10||Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard." nytimes.com (See also Women, Legal Issues, Nikki Haley, United Nations)|
|2017.12.10||Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that Donald Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. washingtonpost.com (See also Women)|
|2017.12.11||More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Monday for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. reuters.com (See also Women, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.11||Three of 16 women who have publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct spoke out together during a joint press conference hosted in New York City, calling for action from Congress amid the growing #MeToo movement. axios.com (See also Women)|
|2017.12.12||After Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called on Trump to resign over sexual harassment allegations, Trump attacked her in an early-morning Twitter missive filled with inappropriate sexual innuendo. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.12||Donald Trump made three provably false statements in a single tweet. cnn.com (See also Assaults on Facts, False Statements, Russia, Women, Legal Issues, Fact-Checking Resources)|
|2018.02.07||White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigns amid abuse allegations axios.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Women, John Kelly)|
|2018.02.19||Donald Trump on Tuesday again denied Rachel Crooks' accusation that he forcibly kissed her when she worked at Trump Tower in 2006. washingtonpost.com (See also Women)|
|2018.04.05||Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, oversees the assistance program for the tens of thousands of refugees who still seek shelter in the United States, and he spends much of his time trying to stop those who want an abortion. nytimes.com (See also Women, Immigration, Abortion)|
He has instructed his staff to give him a spreadsheet each week that tells him about any unaccompanied minors who have asked for one and how far along they are in their pregnancy.
|2018.06.27||Bill Shine, who was forced out as co-president at Fox News last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals at the network, is expected to be offered the job of White House communications director, which has been vacant since Hope Hicks left the job in March. nytimes.com (See also Women, Trump Cabinet)|
|2018.07.05||Donald Trump has hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine to lead his communications team, who was forced out of Fox News in May 2017 over his handling of sexual harassment claims at the company. politico.com (See also Women, Trump Cabinet)|
|2018.09.16||Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Supreme Court)|
|2018.09.17||Donald Trump Jr. posted a fake letter on Instagram to his 1.3 million followers yesterday titled, “Judge Kavanaugh’s sexual assault letter found by Dems.” gizmodo.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Women, Supreme Court)|
The letter, written in crayon, is in the style of something you might see an elementary school kid send to his crush, with “will you be my girlfriend” and boxes marked “yes” and “no.”
|2018.10.02||Donald Trump mocked the account of a woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of assault and told a Mississippi crowd that the #MeToo movement was unfairly hurting men. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Supreme Court, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.10.08||Donald Trump called the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh a “hoax that was set up by the Democrats” — without providing any evidence. buzzfeednews.com (See also Belief in Conspiracy Theories, Supreme Court, Women)|
Less than two weeks ago, Trump called Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “credible.”
|2018.10.16||Donald Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren a “complete and total Fraud,” opening a second day of sparring between the current White House occupant and a likely 2020 challenger over her Native American heritage. washingtonpost.com (See also Racism, Women, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.10.16||Donald Trump referred to the pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford as “Horseface” in a Twitter post, as he gloated about a recent court ruling in his favor. nytimes.com (See also Women, Legal Activity)|