Trump Calls Old Tweet About Inevitable Sexual Assault in the Military ‘a Correct Tweet’
Remember the halcyon days of 2013 when an offensive Donald Trump tweet wasn’t a political issue so much as a funny celebrity news item? Remember this one?
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
That tweet implies that rape is simply inevitable when men and women are near one another and it sparked outrage in 2013 long before people knew it would pop up time and time again along the campaign trail in 2016.
During the NBC News Commander in Chief Forum tonight, Matt Lauer asked Trump if he still stood by the tweet and yes, Trump called it “a correct tweet.”
Watch below to see him defend his statement:
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