Former President Donald Trump made sexual comments about his daughter Ivanka that were so lewd he was rebuked by his Chief of Staff, former Trump official Miles Taylor writes in a new book.
The comments are used by Taylor to highlight almost daily instances of sexism in the Trump White House that were so bad one senior female official told the writer, “This is not a healthy workplace for women.”
“Aides said he talked about Ivanka Trump’s breasts, her backside, and what it might be like to have sex with her, remarks that once led (former Chief of Staff) John Kelly to remind the president that Ivanka was his daughter,” Taylor writes.
“Afterward, Kelly retold that story to me in visible disgust. Trump, he said, was ‘a very, very evil man.'”
The details contained in the upcoming new book, “Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump,” were outlined in an exclusive interview with Newsweek Wednesday.
Taylor, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security who admitted to anonymously writing a 2018 op-ed in the New York Times titled “”I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” said, “There still are quite a few female leaders from the Trump administration who have held their tongues about the unequal treatment they faced in the administration at best, and the absolute naked sexism they experienced with the hands of Donald Trump at worst.”
He said “undisguised sexism” was aimed at everybody from lowly staff members to cabinet secretaries.
He remembered Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s former secretary of homeland security, being called “sweetie” and “honey” and having her makeup critiqued by the president.
Taylor said, at one point, Nielsen whispered to him, “Trust me, this is not a healthy workplace for women.”
And Taylor said senior counselor Kellyanne Conway called Trump a “misogynistic bully,” a comment that she denied making when contacted by Newsweek.
“He’s a pervert, he’s difficult to deal with,” Taylor told Newsweek. “This is still the same man and, incredibly, we’re considering electing him to the presidency again.”
He added, “He’s setting a very vile tone within the Republican Party, and in a sense has normalized pretty derisive views towards women in general.”
Trump was found liable of sexual abuse in a recent civil trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll.