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Trump says #MeToo is ‘very dangerous’ for men in response to Kavanaugh allegations

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‘It’s a very dangerous period in our country.’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted a solo press conference from New York City, during which he addressed the ongoing allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

This is Trump’s fourth press conference of his presidency, according to CNN. Asked about the accusations against Kavanaugh, Trump said, “These are all false to me. These are false accusations in certain cases, and certain cases even the media agrees with that.”

Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by 17 women, also said the accusations women made against him were “false.”

“I was accused by, I believe it was four women,” Trump said. “I was accused by four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me. We caught them and the mainstream media refused to put it on television … So I’ve had numerous accusations about me.”

Trump was then asked if he had a message for “the young men of America.”

“Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago he did a horrible thing to me,” Trump said. “He did this, he did that, he did this, he did that. And honestly, it’s a very dangerous period in our country.”
He added the dangerous period—aka Me Too and the increase in reports of sexual assault and other misconduct—is “being perpetrated by some very evil people, some of whom are Democrats, I must say.”

This comment, in particular, stuck out to many on social media. Discourse around it was fervent on Twitter, with many interpreting that Trump directly called women who accuse men of assault “evil people.”

Others responded that they agreed with Trump.

You can watch Trump’s full press conference here.

Sunny Kim

Sunny Kim

Sunny Kim studies journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She's an editorial intern with the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in the Daily Texan and Popular Mechanics.