Politics

Anti-Trump Hypocrisy? This Sick Viral Sign Has Made Everyone Mad

November 14th 2016

By:
Danielle DeCourcey

Many Americans are upset that Donald Trump, a man who has boasted of committing sexual assault, is set to be the next president. But one sign at a recent anti-Trump rally has some of his supporters claiming that his opponents have lost the moral high ground.

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Anti-Trump protests broke out after the election and they continue all over the country.

Anti-Trump Protest

BREAKING: Protests erupt in Chicago.

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 However, a protest on Sunday included a disturbing sign: it said "Rape Melania." 

Photos posted on Twitter of a Saturday protest in front of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. revealed the sign calling for the sexual assault of the next First Lady. It's not clear who the person holding the sign was — whether they were an actual protester or just a troll — but the condemnation was swift from all sides.

"Rape Melania" trended on Twitter over the weekend, according to The Washington Post, as Trump supporters seized on it to undermine the credibility of his opponents.

Trump supporters and some right-leaning Twitter users pointed out the hypocrisy in the sign. 

This isn't the first time Melania has been at the center of sexist criticism as part of attacks on her husband. Some people on Twitter used the fact she had once posed for nude photos to slut-shame her. Be advised that the following tweets contain nudity. 

Other people slammed the slut-shaming.  

Melania Trump has also been heavily criticized for her own hypocrisy, including over a proposed anti-bullying platform.

Former President Bill Clinton criticized the plan weeks before the election, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

“I never felt so bad for anybody in my life as I did for his wife going out giving a speech saying, ‘Oh, cyber bullying was a terrible thing,’” Clinton said while campaigning for his wife in Colorado. “I thought, ‘Yeah, especially if it's done at 3 o’clock in the morning against a former Miss Universe by a guy running for president.'" 

However CNN analyst Van Jones defended her. 

"From a political point of view she does something good, and then we beat her up for doing something good," he said. Jones added that regardless of Donald Trump's rhetoric, Melania is a different person who is trying to accomplish something positive. "All I'm saying is holy crap someone is standing up against bullying in this election and we're going to beat her up for it? I think it's wrong." 

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