Donald Trump doesn’t exactly have a history of being the most mellow guy around, but an anecdote brought up on Fox News by his son Donald Trump Jr. raises some frightening questions about the GOP candidate’s relationship with domestic violence.
Host Sean Hannity asked him, “you told me a story once, you told me on your radio show, your dad — you’re 7 or 8 years old and he asks you to get him a coke can and you didn’t get it?.” Jr. replied:
‘He came back from a rather rough day at work and he was like ‘Run to the kitchen and get me a coke.’ I said ‘I’m not your EXPLETIVE maid.’ and I’ve never seen the man move so fast in my life.’
After being chased to the top of the stairs by his father, Trump Jr.’s mom handed him over to The Donald for punishment. “I learned never to do that one again.” said Jr. with a nervous smile. It’s not clear what kind of punishment the Trump family doles out for backtalk, but it’s probably not pleasant.
We may never know if Trump actually beat his son for backtalk, but it does bring up a scary point from Trump’s past. The man running for the GOP nomination is no stranger to domestic violence. Before his presidential run, his ex-wife Ivanka told a court that her then-husband had violently raped her during an altercation after Trump returned from a failed bald-spot removal treatment. WARNING the text you are about to read is definitely Not Safe For Work.
‘Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants. Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,’ Hurt writes. ‘According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’
A man capable of doing that to his wife is capable of hitting his children, no doubt. Remember, this guy wants to be president. And he’s doing well too. America. Watch below to see the interview.