Talking to Wisconsin talk radio host Charles Sykes, GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump brushed away his long history of sexist comments with a very simple explanation.
He's an entertainer who never thought he'd run for office.
In what turned out to be a very contentious interview, Sykes pointed out that Trump was doing very poorly in the polls among women. “A lot of this has to do with, let’s be honest about this, with conservative women who are repelled by your attitude and your treatment of women,” he argued.
So why, despite all that, did he make the comments? “I’ve been a person that’s been in the entertainment business and a very big person in business and I’ve been quoted over the years by everybody… I became a celebrity,” he argued.
“Are the rules different for celebrities?” Sykes pressed. “Are celebrities allowed to insult women?”
“Well the rules aren’t different, but I never thought I would run for office,” Trump said. “And many people, Howard Stern would interview me and everybody would be having fun, and the women would be laughing.”