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Trump Jr. Suggested Women Who Can’t Handle Harassment Don’t Belong in Workforce

“If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce,” he said



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    Donald Trump Jr. gestures as he delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Donald Trump Jr. insinuated women who can’t handle sexual harassment in the workforce should "go maybe teach kindergarten," according to a 2013 radio interview unearthed by BuzzFeed News Thursday night.

    The comments came as Trump Jr. discussed women joining male-only golf clubs on the "Opie and Anthony" radio show, according to the recording.

    "If you have a guys’ place you have a guys’ place," Trump Jr. said about male-only courses. "I have a hard time letting go of that. Maybe I’m not going to have a choice."

    A host then suggested women would "f--- it up" by complaining about sexual harassment.

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    After more banter, Trump Jr. hinted the same is true off the golf course.

    "If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce," he said. "Like, you should go maybe teach kindergarten. I think it’s a respectable position."

    The BuzzFeed report came the same day Trump Jr. said his father’s vulgar remarks to former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in 2005, "makes him a human." "Access Hollywood" is owned and distributed by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and this station.

    Speaking on Charlotte Morning News on WBT radio Thursday, Trump Jr. said: "I've had conversations like that with plenty of people where people use language off color. They're talking, two guys, amongst themselves.

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    "I've seen it time and time again. I think it makes him a human. I think it makes him a normal person not a political robot," he said.

    Donald Trump dismissed the lewd remarks as "locker room banter."

    It's not the first time Trump Jr.'s comments have caused controversy.

    In September, Trump Jr. tweeted a photo using the candy Skittles as an analogy for refugees.

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    "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful," the image read.

    Skittles parent company Wrigley Americas distanced itself from the image soon after Trump Jr. sent the tweet.

    "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy," Vice President of Corporate Affairs Denise Young told NBC News in a statement. "We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing."

    Earlier in September, Trump Jr. posted an image on Instagram that included "Pepe the Frog," an internet meme used by white supremacists that was later declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

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    Trump Jr. said he had "never heard of the Pepe the Frog" after the Instagram post drew criticism.

    The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.