The Huge Problem With Trump's 'Sexual Assault Awareness Month'

March 31st 2017

Danielle DeCourcey

President Donald Trump just announced that April is now National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and he promised his administration will do "everything in its power" to protect Americans from sexual assault. 

"There is tremendous work to be done," read a proclamation by the president. "Together, we can and must protect our loved ones, families, campuses, and communities from the devastating and pervasive effects of sexual assault."

Although bringing awareness to sexual assault is important, many have pointed out the irony of Trump making this proclamation. 

Trump has been accused of sexual assault many, many times, although he has never been charged with a crime as a result. He was also recorded making comments about grabbing women's private parts without their consent.

During the presidential campaign, The New York Times reported that at least 10 women accused Trump of touching them inappropriately. In October 2016, a controversial tape from 2005 leaked of Trump talking about grabbing women with former NBC host Billy Bush. Bush was fired from NBC after the tape leaked. 

"You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait," Trump said on the 2005 tape. "And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

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