Donald Trump Jr.’s Tweets Say a Lot About His Father’s Thinking

Especially when it comes to women.

Donald Trump Jr., left, and his brother Eric Trump.Carlo Allegri/Reuters via ZUMA Press

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Donald Trump Jr.’s position on women and diapers is in keeping with the view held by his father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a 2005 interview unearthed by BuzzFeed, the senior Trump told radio hosts Opie and Anthony that he doesn’t change diapers because it’s a woman’s responsibility. “There’s a lot of women out there that demand that the husband act like the wife, and you know, there’s a lot of husbands that listen to that,” he said. But not Trump.

In a later interview with Howard Stern, Trump emphasized that his wife, Melania, is responsible for all childcare: “She takes care of the baby and I pay all of the costs.”

But the most telling Donald Trump Jr. came a year after the one above:

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