Addressing a late Friday announcement that President Donald Trump had declared April as "Sexual Assault Awareness" month, a CNN political analyst all but rolled his eyes at the announcement before pointing out the obvious problem with it.
Speaking with New Day host Victor Blackwell, analyst John Rogin was asked how Trump's announcement will sit with the public that knows all too well about Trump's assault problems, most notably his confession about grabbing women in the "Access Hollywood " tape.
"The president, before he headed to Mar-a-Lago proclaimed April 'National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month," Blackwell began. "Now, from this same president, he tweeted out just last month, "People's lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. some some are true, some are false, some are old, some are new, there is no recovery from someone falsely accused. life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as due process?'"
"This again puts us in the position of the context of the man in the office, the president signs this proclamation about sexual assault awareness and prevention, but also has the 'Access Hollywood' tape," Blackwell added. "He salutes the missing in action and POWs, but then says John McCain was only a hero because he was captured. We're seeing this again as he signs this proclamation."
"Yeah, probably not shocking news that there is hypocrisy going on inside the White House," Rogin replied. "Trump is leading the effort to to stop internet bullying. What is next, a presidential proclamation on heart health?"
"I don't think that we should really focus on that," Rogin continued. "What we should focus on here is the fact that in the Trump era, maybe partially in response to all of the other allegations against president trump we've seen a revolution, an evolution, an awakening about he scope and scale of the problem of sexual assault. We've seen the 'me too" movement, so this is really a generational change and we're not going back."
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