Donald Trump lost the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, in part due to immense criticism he has garnered for recent controversial comments about women. But "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah says there is nothing new about Trump's attitude toward the opposite sex.
Noah took a trip into his "Trump archives" Tuesday in an effort to show that Trump's history of questionable remarks dates back to well before he became a political figure. The clip that drew the comedian's scorn was a 1994 interview in which Trump describes his then-1-year-old daughter Tiffany in a curiously sexualized manner.
In the interview, from an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" — which Noah asserted was not online — Trump is asked what Tiffany Trump has in common with her mother, Trump's then-wife Marla Maples.
"Well, I think that she has a lot of Marla. She's a very beautiful baby. She's got Marla legs. We don't know whether or not she has this part yet," Trump said, motioning to his chest and evidently alluding to Maples' breasts. "Time will tell."
"He could have said anything," joked Noah, in disbelief. "He went with boobs, which is not the right answer."
Trump ran into a lot of trouble surrounding women's issues in the weeks leading up to the Wisconsin primary. The Republican front-runner was grilled by CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a March 29 town hall over his controversial retweet of an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, the wife of GOP rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. In response to Trump’s defense that Cruz “started it,” the CNN anchor accused Trump of using “the excuse of a 5-year-old.”
The Republican front-runner then got into hot water when he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a town hall the following day that there would “have to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure was outlawed. Trump, who says he is pro-life, said women who continue to have abortions if the procedure becomes illegal could even see jail time. Trump's campaign later walked back the comment, clarifying that a doctor who performed the procedure "would be held legally responsibly, not the woman."
Trump lost the Wisconsin primary to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The odds of Trump being able to secure the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the Republican nomination outright before the July convention are growing slimmer.