Donald Trump, Presidential contender and dystopian nightmare, has continued to defend a controversial statement he tweeted about sexual assault in the military back in 2013. Because why admit you were wrong and apologize when you can just blindly defend yourself? It's the American way!
Here's the original tweet. Gulp.
And here's the perfect response:
Trump's tweet suggests that when men and women get together, rape is par for the course. Which is hugely offensive to both men and women. Well done, Donnie.
During a town hall on NBC News last night, Trump doubled down on his original statement when confronted about the tweet. “It is a correct tweet," he told debate moderator Matt Lauer. "There are many people that think that’s absolutely correct.” (Yes, like Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who has made some equally horrifying statements about sexual assault.)
Many took to Twitter last night to lay into Trump for his comment. Vox writer Elizabeth Plank criticized Lauer for spending way more time focusing on Hillary's email controversy than on Trump's seriously problematic stance on sexual assault.
Some pointed out that sexual assault is not exclusive to men attacking women.
Even some Republicans are concerned by Trump's stance on sexual assault, and the military at large.
Some just pointed out the obvious, terrifying truth.
And on that note, please do not forget to vote.