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."