Trump Said Women Were His 'Alcoholism' In 2007 (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A 2007 video (below) has surfaced of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump telling an audience at the Learning Annex in San Francisco that attractive women were his "form of alcoholism."

Trump, who was married to Melania at the time, also told a story about hiring a teenager with no experience because she was so beautiful, notes the New York Daily News.

In the beginning of the video, Trump was asked by a young woman how many jets he owned and how she could become a flight attendant.

Trump called her up on stage, pulled her in for a hug and said, "You're hired."

Trump then recalled hiring the teen girl based on her looks:

A beautiful girl, who was 17 or 18, applying to be a waitress. So beautiful, a world class beauty like the young lady who just asked a question about actors. She's so beautiful, and my people came and said, "Mr. Trump, she has no experience." So I interviewed her anyway because she was so beautiful. And I said, "Let me ask you, do you have any experience?" And she goes, "No, sir." I said, "When can you start?"

After exchanging a light kiss with the young woman on stage, Trump said, "You can work on my plane anytime," and he stared as she walked off the stage.

"Now if she worked on my plane that’s like a death wish for me, right?" Trump added. He then recalled he had some "wonderful" alcoholic friends, and said, "This would be my form of alcoholism."

The Los Angeles Times reported in September about a 2012 labor lawsuit that alleged Trump wanted only attractive women to work at his Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

"I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting the club that restaurant hostesses were 'not pretty enough' and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women," Hayley Strozier, a former director of catering at the golf club, stated in a deposition.

"Donald Trump always wanted good looking women working at the club," Sue Kwiatkowski, a former restaurant manager at the club, said in a legal declaration. "I know this because one time he took me aside and said, 'I want you to get some good looking hostesses here. People like to see good looking people when they come in.'"

Most of the lawsuit was settled in 2013. The Trump National Golf Club did not admit to wrongdoing, but it paid $475,000 to employees who said they had a lack of meal and rest breaks. One female employee's claim that she terminated after voicing complaints about the treatment of women was settled confidentially.

"We do not engage in discrimination of any kind and have always complied with all wage laws, including by providing our employees with meal and rest breaks," Jill Martin, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, told the LA Times.

Sources: New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times / Photo credit: Mediaite via YouTube

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