Trump's 'National Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ announcement backfires

Elise Solé

In what some are calling an early April Fools’ Joke, President Trump declared Saturday the start of “National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”

According to CNN, April has been Sexual Assault Awareness Month since 2001 however in 2010, President Obama issued a proclamation that Trump has adhered to since taking office.

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.

In what some are calling an early April Fools’ Joke, President Trump declared Saturday the start of “National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” Photo: Getty Images
It comes amid affair allegations against the President. Photo: Getty Images

“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.

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