Listen: Top Trump Aide’s Wife Mocks Military Victims of Sexual Harassment
Conspiracy Theorist and Anti-Feminism Activist Darla Shine Also Called for Armed Resistance to Forced Flu Vaccinations
The wife of a top Trump White House aide in the late 2000's mocked military victims of sexual harassment when she hosted a radio show, "The Darla Shine Show." Darla Shine, now a former Fox News producer who is married to Trump White House Communications Director Bill Shine, called it "stupid" that women would even want to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
"And why on earth would you fight to go on the submarine ship for months on end?" Darla Shine said on her radio show, which aired in 2008 and 2009. "You know there was just a story with these girls, these women who are upset that they are sexually harassed in the military," she continued, as CNN reported Wednesday evening.
"What do you think is going to happen when you go on a submarine for 12 months with 4,000 horny soldiers?" she mocked. "I hate to say it, but it's true. They should not even be allowed. The top military should say, 'No way, you're not allowed.' But you know, the feminists have fought for these rights. It's so stupid. I don't know why anybody would want that."
Shine also pushed conspiracy theories and made anti-vaxx – anti-vaccine – claims.
"In various episodes, Shine suggested a flu pandemic could be a 'setup' by the government in collusion with pharmaceutical companies, pushed a rumor that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was planning on rounding up those afflicted with swine flu and putting them in camps, and said the government could break into homes and force citizens to get the flu vaccine," CNN reported. "Shine said armed resistance might be needed to fight against this. She also called for the closing all US borders because of the swine flu."
Watch CNN's report, including audio from Darla Shine's radio show: