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.”
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) June 21, 2019
Writer E. Jean Carroll alleges in an upcoming memoir that she was raped by Donald Trump in the 1990s. https://t.co/ftx9SIyYHE
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 21, 2019
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.
Congratulations on joining America’s ever growing and popular cult, i.e, Grievously Wronged Affluent Women.i
— Gerard (@montclairwriter) June 21, 2019
Didn’t this Dem playbook not work during the last election? Hell didn’t even work against Kavanaugh.
— Kevin Chapman (@Vet_Kevin) June 21, 2019
I’m not a trump fan, but this is ridiculous.
— Jenni Duran (@JenniDuran9) June 21, 2019
what took so long? why not share this 3 or 4 years ago?
— spacebarshift (@spacebarshift) June 21, 2019
Is she a real person?? She should call Avenatti….🧐😝
— kimberlytoday (@kimberlytoday) June 21, 2019
She didn’t come out with the others in the 1st election or any day since he won?
— Hollywood & Bear (@HollywoodNBear) June 21, 2019
Well that’s one way to sell a book. Innuendo always sells better than proof.
— Curtis (@suseuser) June 21, 2019
One day after he decided not to declare war. How convenient this timing.
— Gibson Rickenbacker (@TrevorMachismo) June 21, 2019
And she just now remembered 🙄
— 🐩Amanda Northrup ™👙🌴☀️ (@BlondUnicornMom) June 21, 2019