Donald Trump allegedly calls lawyer Elizabeth Beck 'terrible' and 'disgusting' for attempting to use her breast pump during a break in a meeting. Surprising? Nope.
Lucky for moms the world over, it has become more and more common to see a mother breastfeeding her child in a public setting, which is why it caused such a stir on the internet this week when Donald Trump allegedly called a lawyer "terrible" and "disgusting" for attempting to use her breast pump during a predetermined lunch break in a meeting.
While an email between lawyer Elizabeth Beck and a law firm confirm a lunch break was set around noon, Donald Trump's attorney Allen Garten claims that the only scheduled break was at 3 p.m. for Beck to pump in a completely separate room. Beck says Trump decided at the last minute that he no longer wanted to have a lunch break.
"She was disgusting," Garten told 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 this, saying she only asked to be excused at the predetermined time and that Trump was the one whose behavior was "unprofessional" and displayed a "lack of self-control" when he "got up, his face got red, he shook his finger" and, she says, screamed, "You're disgusting, you're disgusting," before running out of the room.
Hope for the future
The good news is this kind of story is shocking because so much of the country is turning over a new leaf when it comes to supporting breastfeeding moms. World Breastfeeding Week, a global effort to support women breastfeeding, is coming up the week of August 1 and many companies have rolled out new supportive breastfeeding policies that allow mothers to breastfeed freely without harassment.
The objectives of World Breastfeeding Week 2015, "Lets Make it Work," are to galvanize, promote, inform, strengthen and engage moms all over the country to feel more confident in their breastfeeding efforts. To get involved visit worldbreastfeedingweek.org. And let's pump with pride!