Trump Family Values

DONALD TRUMP gazed upon his infant daughter, Tiffany, and wondered about the kind of future she’d inherit, the sort of person she’d grow up to be.

Would her world be a safe one? Would she find happiness?

At least I’m assuming that he asked himself those questions. I know that he asked this one: Would she have large breasts?

He did that on television, in 1994, when he appeared on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and was quizzed about how Tiffany resembled him and how she took after her mother, Marla Maples, who sat next to him.

“She’s got Marla’s legs,” he said, in a video clip shown recently on “The Daily Show.” Then he moved his hands toward his chest, cupped them and added: “We don’t know whether or not she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.”

Dads will be dads. And Trump will be Trump, his oversexed outlook and quickness to objectify women manifest even in the way he talks about his daughter. Excuse me: daughters. Over the years he has marveled repeatedly — and publicly — over what a babe he finds Tiffany’s older half sister, Ivanka, to be, suggesting on two of those occasions that if she weren’t the fruit of his loins, she might be the candy on his arm.

Trump trotted out nearly the entire orchard of his loins last week, during a CNN town hall. His Republican rivals, John Kasich and Ted Cruz, did likewise. Each of the three appeared onstage on sequential nights with their spouses and offspring, who were presented as character witnesses and supposed proof of the men’s softer, more sensitive sides.

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More @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/trump-family-values.html?_r=0

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