At a rally in Montana on Thursday (5 July), Donald Trump mocked the ‘Me Too’ generation and movement.
He made the comments while making fun of Senator Elizabeth Warren and her claim that she is of Native American descent.
Prior to these comments, he frequently called Warren ‘Pocahontas’, which she called out as a slur.
Trump says he'll confront Elizabeth Warren at a Presidential debate but "gently" because "we're in the me too generation." pic.twitter.com/JRKJOWcY4I
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 6, 2018
It started when he talked about confronting Warren in a possible Presidential debate.
He talked about using a DNA kit to prove Warren wrong.
‘We will take that little kit — but we have to do it gently, because we’re in the Me Too generation, so we have to be very gentle,’ he said. Then the audience laughed.
He continued: ‘And we will very gently take that kit and slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm. Even though it only weighs probably two ounces. And we will say: “I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it says you’re an Indian.”‘
Dismantling abuses of power
Activist Tarana Burke created the Me Too movement years ago while working with sexual assault survivors.
The hastag went viral when Alyssa Milano tweeted it out. She asked people to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault.
Since then, both men and women have accused numerous men in positions of power of sexual abuse. Some have also faced consequences for the accusations.
Harvey Weinstein recently turned himself in to the New York Police Department while Kevin Spacey is under investigation in multiple places. Jeffrey Tambor was accused of sexually harassing a transgender actress on the set of Transparent.
Further, Trump has bragged about ‘grabbing women by the pussy’ and has been accused by at least 21 women of sexual harassment, assault, and rape.
Source: Gay News