The list of sexual assault and harassment allegations against President Trump seems to be continually growing, so it’s not particularly surprising when a new video or recording surfaces of him saying or doing something vulgar. These examples of the president’s troubling behaviors might not surprising, but that doesn’t make them any less disturbing.
One such video from 2007 has resurfaced and has been making the rounds recently. The video shows a portion of Trump’s San Francisco Learning Annex speech in which he boasts about hiring “a beautiful girl, 17 or 18, so beautiful” as a waitress even though she had no waitressing experience.
Trump’s remarks (for which he was paid $1.5 million) about hiring the teenage girl because she was beautiful came when an audience member who introduced herself as Juliet asked him how many jets he owned and how she could apply to be a flight attendant.
Trump responded by demanding Juliet come up on stage. Once she arrived at the podium, Trump gave her a very obvious once over and then wrapped an arm around her and said, “You’re hired.”
He then kept her pinned to his side as he began to tell the story of the teenager that he was unable to turn away because of her good looks.
‘My people said, “Mr. Trump, she has no experience,” so I interviewed her anyway because she was so beautiful.
‘I said, “Do you have any experience?” She goes, “No, sir.” I said, “When can you start?”‘
He asked, “isn’t that terrible?” before giving Juliet a kiss on the cheek and adding:
‘You can work on my plane anytime.’
After that, Trump finally let Juliet leave the stage, but as she was walking away, he told the audience:
‘Now if she worked on my plane that’s like a death wish for me.’
Tasteful as always, he then said that hot women are his “alcoholism” and that having one near him was like setting a glass of Scotch in front of a drunk.
The New York Daily News first unearthed the unsettling video last year, after a number of women came forward accusing Trump of sexual assault. However, it’s making the rounds again after reports surfaced Sunday about Trump being subpoenaed for all documents from his campaign related to any woman who has alleged that he “touched her inappropriately.”
The subpoena, which was first reported on by BuzzFeed, was issued in March and entered into the court file last month. It came from Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, who accused Trump of kissing her and grabbing her when she visited him to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization. Zervos claims the assault happened in 2007, the same year Trump made the disturbing Learning Annex speech.
Watch the video of his speech below, via YouTube:
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