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Donald Trump Said That Pregnancy is an ‘Inconvenience’ to Business

May 27, 2016

In a 2004 interview with NBC

NBC News has resurfaced a clip of a 2004 interview Donald Trump did with NBC’s Dateline—in which he refers to pregnancy as an “inconvenience.”

The segment was about Carolyn Kepcher, then executive vice-president of Trump Golf properties. Kepcher says in the clip that she waited six months to tell Trump, her boss, that she was going to have a baby.

“Maybe in my mind he might think this would perhaps be a setback,” Kepcher said.

When asked about it, Trump did little to assuage his employee’s fears:

“Pregnancy…it’s a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, it’s certainly an inconvenience for business. Whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business.”

Oof.