Donald Trump Jr fears for his sons in #MeToo age, but GF Kimberly Guilfoyle says no allegation should be ignored
The president's son was referring to the sexual assault allegations laid by Dr. Christine Ford against his father's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is worried about his sons being falsely accused of sexual assault in a country where one in five women report being raped.
Trump Jr, in his first-ever joint on-camera interview with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, said: "I’ve got boys, and I’ve got girls. And when I see what’s going on right now, it’s scary," according to Daily Mail TV. The president's son was referring to the sexual assault allegations laid by Dr. Christine Ford against his father's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
When Trump Jr. was asked if he was more concerned for his sons or daughter, he replied with: "Right now, I'd say my sons."
“For the people who are real victims of these things, when it is so obviously political in cases like this, it really diminishes the real claims,” he added.
Trump Jr's statement has come days after the hearing of the clinical psychology professor Dr. Ford, who publicly detailed her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Ford's testimony, was widely seen as credible as she asked for an FBI investigation into her claims and stood in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's, who not even once conceded to an FBI investigation, repeatedly suggesting that the Senate hearing was enough. The Supreme Court nominee has also been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women — Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Kavanaugh, however, has denied all the allegations.
Guilfoyle also made a statement about the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and said: "I think it’s important, in terms of doing an investigation, to get the facts out there and find out."
"It’s very tough thirty-five years later, but it doesn’t mean it should be ignored. …People need to be careful to understand the politics involved as well, and what motivations people may have," she added mirroring several Republicans' views that the allegations against Kavanaugh are a political ploy.
Presisdent Trump also supported Kavanaugh recently in a series of tweets and called the allegations against him a "big fat con job." He also addressed his own sexual assault accusers in a press conference recently, saying that they "got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me."