Mainstream popular media organizations can give shade too, now.
Case in point: today NBC published an article about GOP Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump which attempts to decode the presidential hopeful’s position on pregnancy in the workplace. The piece really backs into, but stops short of saying the man is hostile to pregnant women in business.
Note: Trump has never given an official position on this topic but this piece attempts to help the reader decode what that would be based on his past remarks.
Writer Ali Vitali leads with an interview with NBC’s Dateline in 2004 where Trump said pregnancy “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.”
Watch the video from that interview for yourself and decide:
The Curioser and curiouser.
Finally, Vitali brings up the March 2016 praise the business man had for his own daughter Ivanka Trump after she rushed to appear at a campaign stop with him only 10 days after giving birth to her third child.
“You know, she had a baby like 5 days ago,” Trump praised her during the rally, which was actually held 10 days after Ivanka gave birth. “She did a good job. So I should not say Ivanka, you’re fired, right? I promise.”
Well, when you say it like that!
To cap off the unspoken and indirect prognostication, Vitali quotes Trump saying that women love him but follows up with a quote from its own joint poll with the Wall Street Journal which has 63% of those polled saying that Hillary Clinton would be best at dealing with issues of concern to women, while only 16% of voters felt that way about Trump.
But don’t be swayed. Make up your own mind. (smile)
Sneaky. Sneaky. ha!