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NYDN: Trump getting debate advice from accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes shouldn’t surprise anyone

August 16, 2016

New York Daily News: Donald Trump getting debate advice from accused serial sexual harasser Roger Ailes shouldn’t surprise anyone

by Marcy Stech

Four years ago this week, Todd Akin, running for Senate in Missouri, remarked that in cases of "legitimate rape," women's bodies have a way to stop pregnancies from happening. It was a moment that rocked voters — and further exposed the Republican Party's dangerously out-of-touch agenda for women (remember — they had put forward bills to redefine "rape" — and still support them).

The party of Todd Akin watched as a record 20-point presidential gender gap was recorded at the polls in 2012.

Flash forward to 2016, where Donald Trump gives us a Todd Akin moment every day.

The kind of statements that used to be a campaign-ending exception for Republican candidates are now the rule of the Trump campaign.

That's why it comes as no surprise that Donald Trump is now reportedly taking advice from alleged repeat sexual harasser Roger Ailes.

In fact, it fits perfectly in line with everything we've seen from the Trump campaign so far.

Trump's own lawyer didn't know raping your spouse is illegal, and Trump led a months-long defense of his former campaign manager after he allegedly assaulted a female reporter.

He recently defended sexual harassment in the workplace, saying that women who face such harassment should "find another career or find another company." Trump appointed an economic team with more men named "Steve" than women and paid the handful of women on his staff less than he paid the men.

So to see the complete and utter disaster a Trump presidency would be for women and working families, you don't have to look any further than Trump's campaign. Women voters deserve more - and we can do better than Donald Trump. Come November, we will be the ones to stop him at the ballot box.