Donald Trump’s recent comments “bragg[ing] in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex” with women in a video published by the Washington Post are not just lewd. These actions meet the federal definition of sexual assault and cannot be taken lightly. End Rape on Campus condemns these comments as egregious examples of rape culture that are particularly concerning given Mr. Trump’s influence and power.
We hope Mr. Trump will take responsibility for his words, which he has previously dismissed as “locker room banter.” Conversations like these normalize a culture in which one in three women in the United States are sexually assaulted.
To those affected by the damaging rhetoric expressed by Mr. Trump in the video released today—we stand with you, we hear you, we support you.
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