The presidential campaign was famously hounded by a 2005 tape in which Trump was caught bragging about the unacceptable way he treats women.
You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them.
It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.
Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything.
The fact he still won the election was, understandably, remarked upon by Hillary Clinton in her memoir of the time, What Happened:
Something is wrong. How could sixty-two million people vote for someone they heard on tap bragging about repeated sexual assault?
How could he attack women, immigrants, Muslims, Mexican Americans, prisoners of war, and people with disabilities - and, as a businessman, be accused of scamming countless small businesses, contractors, students, and seniors - and still be elected to the most important and powerful job in the world?
How can we as a nation allow untold thousands of Americans to be disenfranchised by voter suppression laws? Why did the media decide to present the controversy over my emails as one of the most important political stories since the end of World War II? How did I let that happen? How did we?
The American public was given warning of Trump's character a number of times, yet elected him regardless.
One recently revisited tweet from 2013 is especially chilling when you consider the man who sent it went on to be elected leader of his country, a role model position to whom many young men will look for moral judgment.
The tweet implies that talent, rather than inheritance of a massive fortune, is the reason some women are attracted to him. The tweet also explicitly values younger women over older women, as if they expire or are otherwise disposable.
Mr Trump described his own daughter as "hot", "voluptuous" and a "piece of ass" when she was 16 years old, on a public talk show. He later said he would be dating her if she weren't his daughter. He has repeatedly said this and attributed the reasoning to her physical features rather than her personality or achievements.
In 2006 he said on national television:
Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one.
If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father...
There's also this clip:
In 2013 he was asked what he had in common with Ivanka.
Either real estate or golf.
Well, I was going to say sex, but I can’t relate that to her.