Women around the world are sharing their stories in attempt to free themselves of the demons that remained present in their lives after being sexually assaulted. President Trump however, is on a mission to discredit some of the most horrific stories, because he is more worried about the well-being of the men in the United States.
Yesterday, Trump spoke out about his worries how all the (possibly false) accusations of women who claim to have been sexually assaulted can hurt and damage the men involved. Yes, you have read that correctly: the president of the United States is more concerned about sexual predators than the women who have to live in fear and what not for the rest of their lives after these horrible affairs.
Trump: “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of. … This is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice.” https://t.co/kIXNFJbqdH pic.twitter.com/bHbUnhf8JL
— CNN (@CNN) 2 oktober 2018
The Case of Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Last month, stories came out about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who (together with his friend Mark Judge) was accused of having assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in High School years ago. Brave as she was, Ford had to relive the horrors as she described the alleged assault in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27th, 2018.
“There was music already playing in the bedroom. It was turned up louder by either Brett or Mark once we were in the room. I was pushed onto the bed and Brett got on top of me. He began running his hands over my body and grinding his hips into me. I yelled, hoping someone downstairs might hear me, and tried to get away from him, but his weight was heavy. Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. I believed he was going to rape me,” Ford testified.
Even though Trump claimed to be very shaken by Christine Blasey Ford’s emotional testimony, he thought Kavanaugh’s was “an incredible moment” and even posted a supportive message on Twitter saying:
“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!”
Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 27 september 2018
Trump’s History of Being Offensive Towards Women
Earlier this week Trump went on and attacked Cecilia Vega, a senior White House correspondent for ABC News, during a press conference on Trade. When he picked her to ask him a question, Vega needed a few seconds to get her question ready. To great annoyance of Mr. President so it seems, because he felt the need to embarrass her in front of everyone by laughingly saying: “She’s shocked I picked her, she’s in a state of shock.” Vega, brave as she was, responded by saying “I’m not, thank you, Mr. President,”. That clearly was a reason for him to start bullying her and he sneered: “That’s OK. I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”
Trump calls on Cecilia Vega of ABC News. He says that she’s shocked that he picked her. Then he adds, “That’s OK. I know you’re not thinking. You never do.” (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/FnrIDeyqyN
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 1 oktober 2018
What do you think of the way President Trump is diminishing women and making it seem like assaulters are victims?
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