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Eric Trump: Sister Would Avoid Sex Harassment (Video)

Eric Trump, the son of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said on Aug. 2 that his sister Ivanka Trump, who heads their father's company, would not allow herself to be sexually harassed at work (video below).

Eric was responding to a comment his father made to USA Today regarding former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes -- whom Donald has defended -- and sexual harassment allegations.

"I would like to think [Ivanka] would find another career or find another company if that was the case," Donald told the newspaper.

Few women have Ivanka's financial resources to quit a job, especially if a work contract prevents the woman from speaking to competitors, USA Today noted.

Eric defended his father's comments during an interview on CBS "This Morning":

"I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it.

"And by the way, you should certainly take it up with Human Resources, and I think she definitely would as a strong person.

"At the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well."

According to, Eric got pounded on Twitter for his answer:

"Since Eric Trump thinks that people bring on sexual harassment themselves, I'd like to invite him to go f--- himself."

"I mean, Ivanka couldn't even shield herself from being discussed lewdly by her own father. But she has a superpower that repels harassment?"

"Eric says Ivanka wouldn't let herself be sexually harassed. Toxic masculinity runs in the Trump family, it seems."

Fox News host Megyn Kelly tweeted: "Sigh," while former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who is suing Ailes for sexual harassment, added: "Sad in 2016 we're still victim blaming women. Trust me I'm strong."

(Note: Sexual harassment segment begins at 6:00 mark in video)

Sources: CBS This Morning/YouTube,, USA Today / Photo credit: CBS This Morning/YouTube

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