An unearthed transcript of an interview President Doanld Trump gave to Nancy Collins of the Hollywood Reporter clearly shows what he feels about domestic violence.
When Collins starts to talk to Trump about women:
Collins: Let’s talk about women. Your feelings toward them seem conflicted, even chauvinistic, confusing since you adore and respect your mother so much.
Trump: I have great relationships with women, my mother, Ivana, Marla, my female executives are better than the men: tougher, smarter.
Collins: So why in 1992 did you tell a writer for New York magazine, Marie Brenner, that ‘You have to treat women like shit” — ultimately pouring a bottle of wine down her back?
Trump: I didn’t say that. The woman’s a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks.
Collins: That statement is exactly why women think you’re a chauvinist pig.
Trump: They’re right — and not. People say, “How can you say such a thing?” but there’s a truth in it, in a modified form. Psychologists will tell you that some women want to be treated with respect, others differently. I tell friends who treat their wives magnificently, get treated like crap in return, “Be rougher and you’ll see a different relationship.’ Unfortunately, with people in general, you get more with vinegar than honey.
While talking about how his marriage with Ivana Trump eroded, Trump complained that she was too focused on the job he gave her, running Trump Castle, one of his casinos:
I don’t want to sound like a chauvinist, but when I come home at night and dinner’s not ready I go through the roof. But I got handed casino numbers. After 12 hours dealing with my companies, I didn’t want to talk business. I can instantaneously shut it off, my survival mechanism. But she’d be yelling into the phone with the casino; I didn’t want my wife shouting like that. Ivana had a great softness that disappeared. She became an executive, not a wife.