Another Misconduct Allegation Against Trump ❌

Doug Mills / The New York Times / AP / Pool

Doug Mills / The New York Times / AP / Pool

Carroll speaks out

On Friday, Elle Magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accused President Trump of allegedly raping her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s. Despite a photograph of Trump and Carroll together at a party in 1987, the President stated that he doesn't know the columnist, denying her allegations and adding that "she’s not my type".

A growing list

When asked why she didn’t speak out against Trump, Carroll replied that she was afraid of Trump’s lawyers and the public's disbelief. Her statement brings the number of women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct to more than 20.


LEANING RIGHT:

Fox News: Trump accuser says most people think of rape as being 'sexy' in interview

Washington Examiner: E. Jean Carroll is hurting rape victims


The right highlights E. Jean Carroll’s discomfort in characterizing the assault as rape and argues that doing so is confusing and inconsistent. They are also unconvinced by her argument that pressing charges against Trump would be disrespectful to unprotected women at the border.

LEANING LEFT:

The New York Times: ‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult

NBC News: Trump sexual assault accusations by E. Jean Carroll met with shrugs because they're so shockingly normal

The left connects Carroll’s statement to others made about Trump’s sexual misconduct. Many articles not only argue that Carroll’s narrative is attracting little mainstream media coverage, but also condemn the fact that these accusations have become normalized but result in little or futile action.


Where’s the common ground?

While the right and left disagree on Carroll’s credibility, both sides are on the same page when it comes to condemning the horrific nature of sexual misconduct, and they both call for justice for victims.

All we want:

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