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Donald Trump's Comments About Teacher and Statutory Rape

Trump's 2004 Comments About a Statutory Rape Victim Will Make You Very Uncomfortable

It's no secret that Donald Trump has a history of saying troubling things about women, but we might not know all of his offensive comments. In a new segment called "Master of Sexism," Trevor Noah and his team at The Daily Show unearthed a December 2004 radio interview between Trump and radio host Don Imus where they discuss a statutory rape case. At the time, 23-year-old teacher Debra Lafave had pleaded guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with her 14-year-old middle school student. Because many considered Lafave attractive, the scandal attracted national conversation. Many were outraged that Lafave didn't receive jail time, perpetuating the notion that she was "too pretty for prison." Trump apparently agreed.

During the conversation, Trump pondered what being Lafave's husband would be like and then asked Imus, "By the way, did you see what she looked like?" Imus responded that she's "not bad."

"Not bad? Yeah, I'd say so. I know a lot of guys who are trying to date her right now, Don," Trump said. Despite the trauma presumably caused by Lafave's crime, Trump said of the student, "So do you think this 14-year-old kid is scarred forever? He might have put the moves on her. It might have given him confidence, actually."

The Daily Show's latest discovery adds to the ever-growing list of degrading, chauvinistic, and unbelievably outrageous statements Trump has made about women. In the segment, Noah also perfectly nailed Trump's worldview and why he's unfit to be president. According to Noah, "a man who thinks life itself is nothing more than a beauty contest where every woman alive is a participant whether they want to be or not" should not be president of America.

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