Donald Trump’s official visit to Paris last week saw him make at least one egregious — not to mention incredibly sexist — faux pas. When he greeted France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron, Trump made a comment about her appearance. He said, “You’re in such good shape,” then turned to the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and said, “She’s in such good shape…beautiful.” (Oof, that’s our president — sorry, world.)
Trump interrupts an official call with Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland, to comment on a reporter’s physical appearance. He waves Caitriona Perry, the reporter, over and asks her where she’s from while mid-call. You can hear him saying, “We have all of this beautiful Irish press.” He then tells the prime minister, “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”
In any case, we are thrilled to see corporations taking a stand — however, small — to combat sexism.