Donald Trump and his son Eric have shared their views on women who have been the target of sexual harassment.
The Republican presidential candidate suggested that former Fox News commentator Gretchen Carlson, who has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, should have quit her job.
Trump said that if his daughter, Ivanka, was a target of workplace harassment, "I would like to think she would find another career or find another company," he told USA Today. Ivanka works for her father.
Roger Ailes, who has now been accused of sexually harassing as many as 24 women, is a good friend of the GOP presidential candidate.
Trump appeared to back up his statement in an interview with the Washington Post, saying for a sexually harassed woman in the work place "it could be there's a better alternative where you're taken care of better."
Meanwhile, son Eric says his sister is "too strong" to ever be sexually harassed at work. "Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman," he said on CBS. "She wouldn't allow herself to be, you know, subjected to it."
Carlson instantly tweeted: "So sad in 2016 we're still blaming the victim. Trust me, I'm strong."
Fox News star Megyn Kelly simply tweeted: "Sigh." Trump furiously attacked Kelly after she questioned his use of words like "slob" and "fat pig" to refer to women.
Trump is already struggling in the polls with women, and the latest controversy is bound to hurt.
It hasn't been a good week for Trump. He has faced a swell of criticism for his attack on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, US Muslim parents who lost their son, Humayun Khan, fighting for the US in Iraq in 2004.
In the latest bizarre incident, a war veteran gave Trump a purple heart, which is awarded to wounded servicemen. Trump quipped that it was so "much easier" to simply collect the commendation from a supporter instead of actually earning it.
The Khan controversy has been so damaging to the campaign that Trump has reached out to Republican leaders to somehow back him on the confrontation.
"We want to try and get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help. If your senator does a statement please send a copy to me so I can catalog them," Trump's aide Rob Wasinger wrote in an email to Republican staffers on Capitol Hill.
The email included possible "talking points" when speaking up on Trump's behalf, including the note that Trump was not actually equating his "sacrifice" of "creating jobs" to Khan's loss of life, as it appeared he had.
No Republican appears to have answered the call. Arizona Senator John McCain and others instead have sharply rebuked Trump. In the latest sign of a major breach between Trump and GOP leaders, the candidate is withholding an endorsement for McCain and House leader Paul Ryan for upcoming elections, ABC reports.