In yet another controversial move, President Donald Trump's office sent out a release proclaiming April the month of "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month." It did not go over well with his critics.
Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women, said in the release that "we must develop meaningful strategies to eliminate these crimes" and stressed a broader need to protect and prevent incidents of sexual assault from happening:
Given the allegations attached to his name, people were outraged that Trump could be at the forefront of a movement to protect anyone from sexual assault. Twitter raked him over the coals for the hypocrisy:
Social media users weren't the only ones to weigh in on Trump's decision. Speaking at a fundraiser for the ACLU on Friday evening, comedian Tina Fey joked, "now we know what [Trump] gave up for Lent."
This is one subject where Trump is unlikely to ever gain any sympathy or wiggle room with the public. His victory in November was declared a loss for survivors of sexual assault, and even if other allegations are to be dismissed, the public heard him openly condoning sexual assault in a leaked conversation with Billy Bush. Trump has since dismissed that discussion with the former Access Hollywood host as "locker room banter."