Trump on Monday accused women of leaving the workforce in droves because they were “stupid,” a comment the president did not back down from in a tweet, despite his own campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”
“The reason women don’t want to work is they’re stupid,” Trump tweeted.
“You know it, I know it.
And they’re leaving the country because they’re stupid.”
Trump also said that women should “stay home and be babies” when it comes to the economy.
“Women are not going to go into business, they’re not going into politics, they can’t get jobs if they don’t have the education,” Trump said in an interview with the Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren.
“And if they’re too stupid to learn, well, I don’t know, I guess you’re not supposed to say it.”
The president was referencing his promise to drain the swamp, a term he coined in his campaign.
Trump also criticized women who choose not to work because they are not willing to put in the effort and be responsible for the home.
“It’s called ‘stupid’ to be home and not working,” he said.
The president also blamed the women’s movement for not supporting the economic recovery and called on them to “stay off the sidelines” and work in the private sector.
Trump on Monday called women the “real victims” of the economy, saying women should be discouraged from working.
“They’re not the real victims of this,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“I’m the real victim of this, because women don.t have the stamina, they don.
Till I get my tax returns, I have no idea how many women I had sex with.
You know, how many I slept with?
I have zero idea.
I have nothing.”