After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific.
When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.
"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, who was director of catering at the club until 2008, said in a sworn declaration.
Initially, Trump gave this command “almost every time” he visited, Strozier said. Managers eventually changed employee schedules “so that the most attractive women were scheduled to work when Mr. Trump was scheduled to be at the club," she said.
A similar story is told by former Trump employees in court documents filed in 2012 in a broad labor relations lawsuit brought against one of Trump’s development companies in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
I am really starting to think that it will be these stories which doom Trump's candidacy.
I know that there is this endless stream of scandals concerning Donald Trump, and the latest one today about illegal business deals with Cuba seems to have legs, but I just think that there are so many of those that after awhile it is all simply white noise to the American voter and that they become desensitized.
However EVERY working woman in this country has had a douchebag boss, or customer, or co-worker who treated them like a piece of meat or made them feel insecure about their looks.
They really cannot help but see Trump as the living embodiment of male oppression in the workplace.
And let's face it, without female voters you absolutely cannot win the White House.
So the more of these stories that come out and paint Trump as some sleazy philandering asshole, the more it will only help the campaign for the first female president of these United States.
I keep imagining women in polling booths all across this country yelling "Take that you chauvinistic son-of-a-bitch" as they cast their vote for Hillary Clinton.