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Donald Trump Called A Female Lawyer "Disgusting" For Taking Out A Breast Pump

Trump's attorney said the candidate was "talk[ing] from the heart" with the comments, which were made during a 2011 deposition and are not being disputed by his camp.

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Lawyer Elizabeth Beck was deposing Donald Trump during a legal battle over a failed Florida real estate investment when she felt a sensation that any breastfeeding mother can identify with. Her boobs were full. Lactation was imminent.

Beck, who had a 3-month-old baby at home, requested to take a medical break in order to pump, according to documents obtained by the New York Times.

"Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point," the Times reported.

That's when the future presidential candidate called the lawyer "disgusting."

Elizabeth Beck relayed the story to CNN's Alisyn Camerota Wednesday morning:

"[Trump] 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."


For his part, Trump seems to be much more focused on the fact that he won the legal case on which Beck was the opposing counsel.

.CNN & @CNNPolitics Lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost (I even got legal fees). I loved beating her,she was easy

Alan Garten, an attorney for Trump, defended the presidential hopeful's behavior throughout the depositions, telling the Times that "unlike the other candidates (all of whom are career politicians), [Mr. Trump] is a determined businessman who stands up for what he believes, speaks his mind and talks from the heart.”

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, summed up what Beck was facing as a mother returning to work post-childbirth.

"While women makes 78 cents to a man's dollar, moms are making 69 cents to a dad's dollar," Rowe-Finkbeiner told Yahoo News. "We have significant wage, hiring and other discrimination against moms in America right now and comments like those Donald Trump made about breastfeeding reinforce that discrimination."