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Twitter Reacts To Trump’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month Announcement: ‘This Is An April Fool’s Joke Right?’

In a move that shockingly did not go over well on Twitter, President Donald Trump announced on Friday he had named April ‘National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.’

The president, who has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by at least 19 women, said in a statement his administration remains “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.” Meanwhile, Trump has denied all allegations of assault and harassment leveled against him, as well as allegations of affairs with porn stars and Playboy bunnies, claiming all the women are lying about their experiences.

Twitter users immediately reacted to the news by pointing out the obvious irony in Trump’s decision to name a month after sexual assault awareness. “This is an April Fool’s joke right?” one person asked. Another user shared a video of the president, along with senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump, on Howard Stern’s radio program in which he says “it’s true” he’s a sexual predator while laughing.

Others called on Congress to investigate the multiple allegations against the president, which is the textbook definition of a backfiring. Check out some of the responses to Trump’s latest controversy below.

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