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Donald Trump's Comments About Pregnant Working Women

This Old Video of Trump Saying Pregnancy Is an Inconvenience Will Drive You Nuts

NBC recently resurfaced a telling interview the network did with Donald Trump in October 2004 — in the video, we see the likely GOP presidential nominee talk about working women who are pregnant.

The segment was about Carolyn Kepcher, who used to be the Trump Golf Properties executive vice president and is someone you may recognize from The Apprentice. Kepcher said she had not told Trump, her boss at the time, that she was expecting until six months into her pregnancy. She was worried he might feel inconvenienced by the news.

When asked if a pregnant working woman would be an inconvenience, Trump responded, "Pregnancy is a wonderful thing for the woman, it's a wonderful thing for the husband, it's certainly an inconvenience for a business. And whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business."

Kepcher went back to work part-time three weeks after her baby was born. She said she felt comfortable with the decision, but the interviewer asked Trump if perhaps Kepcher had felt pressure to go back to work so soon because he would replace her otherwise.

"No, although it's an interesting premise," Trump answered. "Maybe she should feel that way a little bit, but the fact is that would not have happened."

As NBC noted, Trump has mostly kept hush on his views surrounding women in the workplace and paid family leave during his bid for president, except for in October 2015 when he told Fox Business that "you have to be careful of" paid leave because it could make our country less competitive.

The old video is notable for its insight but certainly not surprising to anyone who's been following Trump's out-of-touch comments about women.

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