On 13 October 2016, the online news publication BuzzFeed posted a recording of comments made by Donald Trump, Jr. when he was a guest on the now-cancelled SiriusXM radio program The Opie & Anthony Show back in 2013. In the segment, Trump, the son of the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, complained about finding women in what had traditionally been a “guys’ place” and said that women who “can’t handle” workplace harassment “don’t belong in the workforce”:
Trump, along with hosts Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia, were complaining about the presence of women who ruin their enjoyment of men’s environments by complaining about harassment. Trump said:
If you have a guys’ place, you have a guys place. I have a hard time letting go of that. Maybe I’m not gonna have a choice.
If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce. Like, you should go maybe teach kindergarten. I think it’s a respectable position.
A spokeswoman for SiriusXM has not responded to our inquiry to verify the recording, but the segment was also posted to YouTube on 1 March 2013. The hosts can be heard in the beginning of the 50-minute broadcast introducing Trump:
Despite the pair’s large following, Anthony Cumia was fired from the The Opie & Anthony Show by SiriusXM in 2014 after he went on a racist Twitter rant following an altercation with an African-American woman.