In addition to the Republican and Democratic conventions last month, another story that grabbed the headlines was the sexual harassment charges against now former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes. While the charges were strong enough for Ailes to resign, Republican nominee Donald Trump isn't that convinced.

Trump on sexual harassment

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed charges of sexual harassment against Ailes, and the door was blown open on the sketchy past of one of the most influential names in cable news history.

When the news became public less than two weeks ago, Trump defended Ailes, calling him a "great guy," and appearing to dismiss the allegations against him as the former CEO just "being friendly." As reported by Mediaite on August 1, via the USA Today, Trump elaborated even further on his views.

Speaking with Fox News' Kirsten Powers, Trump sad it was "very sad" that women were accusing Ailes of harassment, questioning why those same women has previously praised him in the past.

Trump told Powers that Carlson has said "fabulous things" about Ailes, which apparently led him to raise questions. When asked if his daughter Ivanka was in the same position, allegedly being sexually harassed, Trump responded accordingly. "I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case."

Election status

While Trump received a polling bump following the GOP convention two weeks ago, a recent string of new controversy has set his campaign back.

In addition to his questionable comments about Ailes, Trump is now engaged in a mini-feud with Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier who lost his life serving in the Iraq War. Trump's comments have been met with near universal backlash, with high-profiled Republicans like Sen. John McCain, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all blasting the billionaire real estate mogul.

According to Real Clear Politics most recent rolling average, Trump is trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by two points on a national level.

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