Attorney Elizabeth Beck had scheduled to depose Donald Trump back in 2011. Prior to the deposition, Back had arranged with Trump’s team an agreement allowing her to take breaks so that should could pump breastmilk for her three-month-old infant.
But when the lawyer asked for a break to pump during the deposition, Trump objected to her request.
“He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” Beck told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
According to Beck, Donald was so mad that the lawyer requested a pumping break that he completely left the deposition. It was later concluded in south Florida on a later date.
Trump’s attorney Allen Garten, who was presenting during the deposition, released a statement about Trump’s comments:
“Trump’s language, ‘was in no way a statement about her decision to breast-feed or pump… It was solely the fact that was appearing to do it in the middle of a deposition. In my 20 years of legal practice, I’ve never seen more bizarre behavior at a deposition. That is led to his remark”
Garten later added to his statements regarding the incident:
“She was disgusting,” Garten said in a phone interview with CNN. “She was attempting to breast feed … to pump in the middle of a deposition, in a deposition room with five lawyers and was not excusing herself.”
Beck denies the accusations that she was attempting to stop the deposition to pump. She claims that she was requesting a lunch break that everyone agreed upon, in order to pump her breastmilk in a private room during the group accepted recess.
Okay, now let’s get real here for a second…
I’m going to end this with an opinion.
I’d like to start out with the positives.
In the defense of Donald Trump…
- Trump calls everyone “disgusting.”
- I think his wife is pretty. (That has to count for something, right?)
- He doesn’t care what people think?
- … That’s really all I’ve got.
- Wait! His hair is impressive. It’s not something I particular find attractive, but it’s …it’s something.
- Oh! And he donates to charity! …Oh… but wait…newsexaminer.net/politics/donald-trump-the-least-charitable-billionaire … Okay, I officially give up.
Well, now I feel like we can get back to the issue at hand.
Let’s just say Garten’s statements are true and Beck was asking for a break in the middle of the deposition to pump breastmilk for her child. It still makes Trump and his team sound completely intolerant and oblivious to the struggles of women, especially mothers.
Obviously this guy has never experienced a letdown of milk before, nor does he have even a remote understanding of the importance of pumping on demand in order to keep a milk supply steady.
And even if Beck did try to pump in the deposition (which I highly doubt), it’s just a breast.
And really… pumping right then and there would have allowed her to continue with the deposition. But Garten claims that she ran out of questions and wanted to use the pump in the room when she ran out of things to ask. I don’t think so…
Are these men really that out of touch with professional women that they think we use our sexual (and now, reproductive) prowess to control their testosterone driven brains?
A major deposition and they think a little breast milk will throw the case for the side being questioned?
I think not, but perhaps we have overestimated Mr. Trump, as it did seem to turn him into a baby who ran out throwing a tantrum. (I think Freud would have found this part very interesting.)
Or maybe we’re underestimating Beck’s baby?
In all seriousness, guess who is leading in the New Hampshire polls of the Republican presidential primary voters?
Oh dear Lord…and my husband is a Republican. Even he is not amused.
GOP you are on your own this year.