Maddy Foley
April 25, 2016 5:08 pm
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Today, a 2005 interview featuring Donald Trump has surfaced. In it, the Republican candidate states that changing diapers and walking with your child down the street and exhibiting more than a simple acknowledgement of your offspring’s existence is “wife stuff.” And does Trump do “wife stuff”? Um, no, didn’t you hear what he just said? That’s wife stuff. And while, “There’s a lot of women out there that demand that the husband act like the wife and you know there’s a lot of husbands that listen to that,” (that’s a direct quote, by the way), Trump is not one of these wife-husbands. He is a man-husband. Just FYI.

Real estate developer Donald Trump (R) and his children (L-R) Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr., attend a press conference at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago on September 24, 2008. Trump's 1,360-foot (414.5-meter), 92-story tower is expected to be finished in six months and will stand as the second-tallest building in Chicago, after the Sears Tower. AFP PHOTO/Amanda Rivkin (Photo credit should read Amanda Rivkin/AFP/Getty Images)
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This isn’t the first time Trump has shared his ultra traditional (and ultra outdated) views on gender roles and family matters. In another 2005 interview with Howard Stern, Trump straight up said, “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids,” a particularly unpleasant quote which anti-Trump super PAC Our Principles, founded by former top Mitt Romney aide Katie Packer, has already jumped on. The group was formed to stop Trump from being nominated as President. I never thought I’d be like, “Go Team Romney” but hey it’s 2016 and the world is maybe ending and la la la here we are.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - JANUARY 31: A Trump supporter holds his child aloft for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to see, as other supporters clamour for autographs at a campaign rally at the Gerald W. Kirn Middle School on January 31, 2016 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Trump and other presidential hopefuls are in Iowa trying to gain support and crucial votes for tomorrow's caucuses. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Oh, and then in that same Howard Stern interview, Trump, father of five, expressed disdain that his ex-wife, Maria Maples, wanted him to push his daughter, Tiffany, down the street in a stroller. A stroller.

Trump said, “Well, Marla used to say, ‘I can’t believe you’re not walking Tiffany down the street,’ you know in a carriage. Right, I’m gonna be walking down Fifth Avenue with a baby in a carriage. It just didn’t work.”

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Can you imagine the embarrassment? The degradation? Of walking near your progeny in public so that people may assume that your progeny is your progeny?! Honestly, guys, I don’t know what you want from Trump. He does so much. He pays for stuff. He pays for other stuff. When will we finally be satisfied?!

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