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Trump Campaign Manager Hit For Comment That ‘Rape Would Not Exist’ If Women Were Stronger

A Democratic SuperPAC is slamming Donald Trump‘s new campaign manager over recently-resurfaced comments about women and rape. Kellyanne Conway was part of a panel discussion on women in the military, and in the context of that discussion, asserted that “rape would not exist” if women and men were of equal average physical strength:

If we were physiologically — not mentally, emotionally, professionally — equal to men, if we were physiologically as strong as men, rape would not exist. You would be able to defend yourself and fight him off.

The program aired in 2013, but the anti-Trump super PAC the Democratic Coalition Against Trump is pressing the attack anew. From their press release:

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, Founder of Lady Parts Justice and Artists Against Trump member said, “Most people who think like Donald Trump would only express their views in private, because they’re shameful. But not Kellyanne Conway. Not Eric Trump, when he said that Ivanka wouldn’t allow herself to be subject to sexual harassment. And certainly not Donald Trump himself. They seem to think it’s acceptable to blame rape victims for their assaults, deny women the right to control their own healthcare, and downplay sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s not.”

Francesca Lucia, National Finance Director for the Democratic Coalition Against Trump added: “There’s a big difference between outrageous comments that get good ratings on reality TV and acceptable political views. Donald Trump and his campaign team continue to show us that they simply don’t understand that. We cannot have a reality show in the White House; the stakes are just too high, especially for women.”

The group also slammed Conway for remarks deemphasizing reproductive rights in women’s health.

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