Trump has officially declared the month of April “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2018.”
This is more than a little ironic, considering that at least 16 women have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment over the years. His alleged victims include teenage girls like former Miss Vermont Teen USA Mariah Billado, who has stated, “At the time, you’re a teenager, you’re intimidated — it’s Donald Trump, he runs the pageant.”
Trump has refuted these claims, tweeting in the past, “A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security......” and “....cameras running. Another False Accusation. Why doesn’t @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only @FoxNews so reported...doesn’t fit the Mainstream Media narrative.”
Most of Trump's behavior in the past has been decidedly anti-feminist. This, paired with the multiple accusations against him make his announcement about National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2018 particularly tone deaf.