Wednesday, July 29, 2015

T-rump: Wealth From Father; Missed Mother's Breastfeeding Apparently

Mommy: Did that man say this was disgusting?

Current Reality Show Contestant: Seeking to be Hired

You Want a Break for Breastfeeding: Whoa!! Hold it: "That's disgusting..."

First some background on T-rump: Spoiled brat as a kid (I suspect), his wealth, and then the following story:

“The” Donald Trump was born in New York City in 1946, the son of real estate tycoon Fred Trump. Fred Trump’s business success not only provided Donald Trump with a posh youth of private schools and economic security but eventually blessed him with an inheritance worth an estimated $40 million to $200 million. It is critical to note, however, that his father’s success, which granted Donald Trump such a great advantage, was enabled and buffered by governmental financing programs. 

In 1934, while struggling during the Great Depression, financing from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) allowed Fred Trump to revive his business and begin building a multitude of homes in Brooklyn, selling at $6,000 apiece. Furthermore, throughout World War II, Fred Trump constructed FHA-backed housing for US naval personnel near major shipyards along the East Coast.
Now T-rump's string of insults gets a lot uglier with this“blast from the past” as they say:

Trump called a lawyer and breastfeeding mother “disgusting” after she requested a break from a deposition in order to pump, according to a New York Times report just out. 

According to the Times, lawyer Elizabeth Beck was questioning Trump in 2011 about a failed Florida real estate project. Beck, with her husband, represented clients who claimed to lose thousands of dollars in the deal. At one point, Beck, who had a 3-month-old daughter, requested a medical break which was contested by Trump and his lawyers, who wanted to continue. That’s when Beck took out her breast pump to show that her request was urgent — she needed to pump for her infant. “You’re disgusting,” Trump told Beck before leaving the room.  

The quote is not disputed by Trump’s camp.

In an interview with CNN Beck says she had pre-negotiated breaks during the deposition in order for her to pump. “[Mr.] Trump] got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting, and he ran out of there.” Beck called his behavior “an absolute meltdown.”

Alan Garten, a lawyer for Trump who was present at the deposition, told the Times that Trump’s statement “was in no way a statement about her decision to breastfeed or pump. It was solely the fact that she was appearing to do it in the middle of a deposition,” and Garten said Beck was using the pump break as an excuse to get extra time to come up with questions for Trump.  

In a series of tweets, Trump addressed the incident, claiming that Beck “wanted to breast pump in front of me” at the deposition, and then he wrote that “Lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost and I even got legal fees. I loved beating her, she was easy.”

Beck told CNN that she was not interested in pumping in front of anyone, but was simply asking for a break and a private space. Trump hasn’t spoken publicly much about his views on breastfeeding, working mothers, or working families in general.

More recently, T-rump congratulated himself in Iowa in April after he withheld from screaming at a crying baby in the audience.

During a speech, he called out an infant who was crying, as well as the little one’s parents, telling everyone: “And did you notice that baby was crying through half of the speech and I didn’t get angry?” (This part of the story from Raw Story).  “Not once. Did you notice that? That baby was driving me crazy. I didn’t get angry once because I didn’t want to insult the parents for not taking the kid out of the room! I have great restraint” T-rump then emphasized.  

Yep, you sure do, Mr. T — you sure do. So, how about I add a Rick Perry “oops” moment to finish this, okay?

No comments: