Donald Trump treated the #metoo movement like a joke at his rally in Pennsylvania Wednesday night.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 11, 2018
Politico points out this isn’t exactly the first time Trump has shown his displeasure with the #metoo era.
Trump’s claim that #MeToo prevents him for using the phrase is his latest volley against the movement, which became a force after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced last year. Generally speaking, the movement has been focused on sexual assault and misconduct, as well as addressing broader societal misogyny.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation hearings renewed attention to the topic as the Senate considered Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. The president told reporters the notion that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted someone and that the allegations from Ford and other women could be taken as fact made this a “very scary time for young men in America.”
Just when you think his conduct and indifference couldn’t be more revolting, @realDonaldTrump holds a political rally while Florida and Georgia are getting hit by the worst hurricane since Andrew. And mocks women and the #MeToo movement. #NovemberIsComing pic.twitter.com/V97O0g16Au
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) October 11, 2018
Tonight, while millions of Americans we’re battling hurricane Michael, @realdonaldtrump had a taxpayer funded rally to placate his malignant narcissism. While people in Florida were dying, Trump was on stage bragging about himself and maligning the #metoo movement. To state… pic.twitter.com/ooNUwDHkja
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) October 11, 2018