Trump’s Anti-#MeToo Tweet Sparks Backlash: President’s Words Show He ‘Doesn’t Value Women’

“If he wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let’s have Congressional hearings tomorrow,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweets

Last Updated: February 10, 2018 @ 4:29 PM

Political Twitter has a bone to pick with President Donald Trump over his tweet Saturday morning arguing that “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation” of assault.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” his tweet said in defense of staff secretary Rob Porter, who left the White House amidst domestic abuse allegations from his two ex-wives. “Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Social media, for the most part, was not pleased with the president’s comments which many thought was tantamount to him not believing the abused women. CNN anchor Jake Tapper pointed out that the evidence against Porter amounted to more than “mere allegation.”

“In point of fact, 2 ex-wives talking on the record to journalists and to the FBI and one ex-girlfriend on background, with a photo of a black eye and a police report, is not ‘a mere allegation,'” Tapper said in a tweet quoting Trump’s original.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York, who has come out strong in criticism of the Trump administration, said if due process is what the president wants, then that should also apply to the more-than dozen accusations of sexual assault that have been made against him.

“The lives of survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse are being shattered every day,” she tweeted “If he wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let’s have Congressional hearings tomorrow. I would support that and my colleagues should too.”

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