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Donald Trump Denied He Called Pregnant Employees ‘an Inconvenience.’ But He Did

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during first presidential debate at Hofstra University in HempsteadRepublican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016. Lucas Jackson — Reuters

Hillary Clinton said during Monday night’s presidential debate that Donald Trump once said pregnant female employees are an inconvenience to business. Trump immediately denied saying it, but Clinton was correct.

Trump made the statement in a 2004 interview with NBC News. Here was the full quote:

“[Pregnancy is] a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, it’s certainly an inconvenience for a business. And whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business.”