If there’s one thing Donald Trump has been truly consistent about, it’s his misogyny. We’ve heard him call women dumb and fat, publicly shamed women for breastfeeding and stated that women should be punished for getting abortions. And now a former reporter just added her own sexist Trump story to the mix.
On Sept. 29 former Philadelphia Inquirer financial reporter Jennifer Lin wrote an essay on local news site BillyPen detailing an encounter she had with Trump 31 years ago. According to Lin, the presidential nominee told her she had “shit for brains” and called her a cunt.
During an Oct. 1 appearance on CNN (watch above), Lin explained that in 1988 she wrote a story covering Trump’s business activities in Atlantic City. Apparently, Trump was not pleased with Lin’s coverage and called the former reporter directly to let her know.
Lin told CNN that she received a call at her office from Trump’s secretary who then passed the phone off to Trump. “The woman said hold for Mr. Trump and then Mr. Trump began to yell at me,” Lin said. “He told me that I had shit for brains, he told me that I worked for a shitty newspaper and he said what sort of shit was I writing. I was stunned.”
Lin said Trump then called her boss at the time, Craig Stock, and referred to her as “that cunt.”
“[Trump] hung up and called my boss in Philadelphia and he treated my boss to the same sort of rant, but then he added that he referred to me as the ‘C’ word — a word I will not use, Michael, because in my opinion it’s the worst word in the English language to refer to a woman,” Lin told CNN’s Michael Smerconish.
Trump’s campaign responded to Lin’s story, stating that the “accusation is categorically false.”
“I find it incredibly coincidental that this person’s crystal-clear recollection of one sentence, one word, spoken nearly 30 years ago just happens to coincide with Mr. Trump’s surge in Pennsylvania,” Trump’s senior advisor David Urban told BillyPen. “This is nothing more than an avowed liberal reporter who is trying to exploit Mr. Trump’s reputation as click-bait for her tabloid stories.”
Watch the full video above.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.