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.
Confessed Sexual Assailant and Oft-Accused Rapist Proclaims "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month" https://t.co/83EPHpUY0b
— Amie Stepanovich (@astepanovich) March 30, 2018
If it's National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, then the American People need to be made aware of this: pic.twitter.com/mmhnHvkdyi
— TunaTheDogSmilesForYou (@twofeetintoday) 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
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2018 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. pic.twitter.com/7fV8HPEtOj
— Charles Trivier (@peacebike) March 30, 2018
This is an April Fools joke right? https://t.co/lkzqTPO8wj
— digby (@digby56) March 30, 2018
Did they honestly think they could slip this under the radar at 5 p.m. on a Friday on a major holiday weekend? That no one would notice that the most notorious serial sex abuser in the country is declaring "national sexual assault awareness and prevention month"? https://t.co/KK4yvWoo6U
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 30, 2018
this is like gallagher proclaiming watermelon assault awareness and prevention month https://t.co/GdSIOMsqtL
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) March 30, 2018
Reminder that the White House’s official position is that each of the *fourteen* women who have accused Trump of sexual assault are lying https://t.co/hoZi4CgkJy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2018
Trump proclaims April "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month," releasing this White House video with @IvankaTrump
to warn Americans about the danger of sexual predators among us.
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) March 30, 2018
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