Trump Responds to Feminist Writer Who Claims He Raped Her

On Friday, President Trump issued a statement responding to columnist E. Jean Carroll’s claims of having been sexually assaulted by him in the 1990s – allegations Trump vehemently denied.

Carroll’s allegations were made as she touts her new anti-man book, titled “What Do We Need Men For?” in which she claims to have been the victim of as many as 25 different “sexual assaults,” with an account published by New York Magazine.

Trump denied ever having met Carroll, who he accused of trying to sell her book, “Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to try to get publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agenda.”

Social media commenters from all backgrounds generally agreed that Carroll’s allegations were despicable, and many speculated as to the possible motives behind the new claims against Trump.