Megyn Kelly had one word for Eric Trump after he explained what his sister Ivanka would do if she was being sexually harassed in the workplace.
“Sigh,” she tweeted, with a link to Trump’s comments.
During an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Eric Trump was asked about the sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes, which led to his ouster at Fox News. The suit was filed by former host Gretchen Carlson, and a number of other women came forward subsequently to detail instances of workplace sexual harassment they alleged Ailes committed against them.
Kelly was one of those women, according to Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine. She has yet to comment on the Ailes matter publicly.
The question posed to Eric Trump was framed after his father, Republican nominee Donald Trump, said Ivanka would find a new job if she was being sexually harassed at work. The CBS host, Charlie Rose, asked Eric if his father stood by those statements.
“There is no question that that should obviously be addressed, and it should be addressed strongly,” Eric Trump said. “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.”
“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,” he continued. “I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well.”
The GOP nominee made his original comment while addressing the Ailes suit with USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers on Monday,
“There was quite a bit of fabulous things said [about Ailes by Gretchen Carlson],” he said. “It would be easier for me and more politically correct for me to say you are right. But you would think she wouldn’t say those things.”
He admitted that he “didn’t know it was more than just her” when Powers told him there were.
Asked about if Ivanka were in such a situation, Trump said he’d “like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”
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