Trump, who in the past has faced sexual harassment allegations from 15 women (all of which the president has denied), issued a statement on the White House website.
“During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we remain steadfast in our efforts to stop crimes of sexual violence, provide care for victims, enforce the law, prosecute offenders, and raise awareness about the many forms of sexual assault,” the statement read in part. “We must continue our work to eliminate sexual assault from our society and promote safe relationships, homes, and communities.”
Trump made the proclamation Friday amid two separate lawsuits filed by adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, both of whom claim to have slept with the president — consensually — during his 12-year marriage to Melania.
People on social media ridiculed the idea of Trump calling for accountability on the topic.
This proclamation is riddled with typos. No one even ran it through spellcheck. Assault is misspelled at least twice..Wow.. just wow.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2018 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month https://t.co/BoJRyiMbw2 via @whitehouse
— Jenny Bean (@JennyBean1972) March 30, 2018
There is something profoundly disturbing about watching a man who proudly admitted to being able to get away with sexual assault discuss National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. https://t.co/yuhaBlLoqN
— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) March 30, 2018
Donald Trump declares April "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Irony Month."
— Paul Solomon (@FrankTheDoorman) March 30, 2018
President Trump, who stands accused of sexual assault or harassment by 19 women, names April 'National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month' https://t.co/elFrgqggLc
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) March 30, 2018
Donald Trump just declared April 2018 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Perhaps to celebrate, every day of the month he'll publicly address just one of the allegations against him.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) March 30, 2018
Trump has declared April "National Sexual Assault Awareness Month"
No. This isn't a joke.
It's like Charles Manson announcing an anti-murderous cult awareness month.
— Dawkins Dog (@DawkinsDog) March 30, 2018
Breaking: Donald Trump proclaims April national sexual assault awareness and prevention month. This is the perfect time to demand Congress investigate this hypocrite for sexual misconduct. pic.twitter.com/uooKRXNqlL
— ÆMarling (@AEMarling) March 30, 2018
Trump has proclaimed April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. That's like Colonel Sanders being the Grand Marshall at the National Chicken Parade! #gthoh
— Frederick Owens (@owensbfrederick) March 30, 2018
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