Turns out, it wasn’t his first time down that road.
A clip The Daily Show dug up from a 1994 episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous shows Trump making a suggestive comment about his younger daughter Tiffany‘s body – when she was just 1 year old.
It happened after host Robin Leach asked Trump and his then-wife Marla Maples what attributes their infant daughter inherited from her parents.
“I think that she’s got a lot of Marla, she’s really a beautiful baby,” Trump said. “She’s got Marla’s legs. We don’t know whether or not she’s got this part yet but time will tell,” he added, holding his hands in front of his chest to represent breasts.
Maples and Leach laughed it off but the public response more 20 years later – now that Trump is the GOP front-runner for president – is a little different.
When he finally recovered – after cleansing his mental pallete with pictures of puppies and rainbows, he said, “We know for sure that there’s no female too small for Trump not to reduce her to her body parts. And I don’t even think that Trump was trying to be funny or provocative, it just clearly shows that it’s an impulse for him.”
Critics on Twitter echoed Noah’s concerns.
“Normally a candidate who views women this way would be doomed,” Noah says. “But Trump is not a normal candidate. And we know that. We know airing this clip will change nothing.”
“All we ask,” he adds, “is one thing: The next time you’re about to hand Donald Trump your baby, maybe reconsider.”