Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trump wanted less-attractive women fired, employees say

Donald Trump poses next to the 11th hole at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2005. ((Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Trump wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough, say employees at his California golf club
Donald Trump wanted only pretty ones, his director of catering claims. 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.
The employees' declarations in support of the lawsuit, which have not been reported in detail until now, show the extent to which they believed Trump, now the Republican presidential nominee, pressured subordinates at one of his businesses to create and enforce a culture of beauty, where female employees' appearances were prized over their skills.

In a 2009 court filing, the company said that any “allegedly wrongful or discriminatory acts” by its employees, if any occurred, would be in violation of company policy and were not authorized.
Employees said in their declarations that the apparent preference for attractive women came from the top.
“Donald Trump always wanted good looking women working at the club,” said Sue Kwiatkowski, a restaurant manager at the club until 2009, in a declaration. "I know this because one time he took me aside and said, ‘I want you to get some good looking hostesses here. People like to see good looking people when they come in.’ ”
As a result, Kwiatkowski said, "I and the other managers always tried to have our most attractive hostesses working when Mr. Trump was in town and going to be on the premises."
Trump has struggled to win female voters' support as he seeks the nation's highest office. In the past, he has insulted women's appearances, sometimes calling them "pigs" or "dogs."
Trump's record with women got renewed attention after this week's presidential debate, when Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton told the story of a former beauty pageant winner who said Trump called her "Miss Piggy" when she gained weight.
I do not understand how America can still wear blinders when it comes to this man's attitude toward human rights and only see his pot of gold. God help you all.


  1. Jeannie,
    Hope you and your family is doing better and resting well
    What business does UGLY Donald Trump have criticizing anyone else's looks? He's the biggest eyesore around. Just the thought of his ugly mug makes me wanna puke. And if he surrounds himself with beautiful women that just makes him look even uglier by comparison, with him standing right next to them.

    I know there's a fairy tale about 'Beauty and the Beast' but UGLY Donald Trump is nowhere near as handsome as that Beast, who actually looks pretty cool. The Republicans had 17 candidates running for President at the start , the ugliest one,
    Donald Trump, ends up winning. He's ugly both on the inside and the outside, what's really ugly is his personality. He is man with no redeeming qualities. And millions of idiots still plan on voting for this creepy cretin. Any human being of any gender who votes for Donald Trump is a complete moron and traitor to the human race.

    I don't even know where to begin, if what I want to do is explain the morality of treating women as a means to one's own ends.

    Just because that end, in this case, involves the holy and sacred pursuit of money does not make it moral to treat women or men as though they are objects to be pushed around and used at the great businessman's pleasure.

    It is pretty normal for a person with narcissistic aspects in their personalities to regard those around them as part of the cast and set for their starring role in life.
    It's ironic that this bloated, orange-hued person who looks like he has an animal sitting on his head feels comfortable critiquing women's looks. He is one of the most unattractive humans on the planet -- both inside and outside.

    If Trump didn't have money he would never get laid.
    Just my humble opinion

    PS: Baby says Trump looks worse than a culled vat of shit. Baby is a lady of few words . (smiling)

  2. Hi Mr Humble
    I think Trump's misogyny and objectification of women may point to his own feelings of inadequacy. If you have to keep proving you are superior to women then likely you feel the opposite. He is so offensive and ignorant I would just like to slap him up'side his head and make him sit in a corner with a dunce cap on. He makes grade six insulting comments and should be treated accordingly.
    From saying no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face to saying women should be 'punished' for having abortions and 'joking' that he'd date his daughter, you couldn't make this stuff up.
    You know the more I read about his spotty past, the more I believe he raped that 13 year old.
    Where does he get his citrus hue? His makeup artist should be shot along with his hair stylist.
    Thank you for your comment. By the way what exactly is a culled vat of shit and how different is it from an un-culled vat. Whatever it is, I would like to dump one on his head (if I wasn't such a peaceful person)
    Stay humble


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