‘A very scary time for young men in America’: Trump says boys fear being unfairly accused of sexual assault
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that it is a “very scary time for young men in America” after his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault.
The president made the remarks to reporters as he was boarding Marine One.
Trump explained that he was sticking with the nominee because he had not seen enough evidence of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault claims.
“My whole life, I’ve heard you’re innocent until proven guilty,” Trump said. “But now you’re guilty until proven innocent. That is a very, very difficult standard.”
“I say that it’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of,” he continued. “This is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice. You can be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something.”
Research from the National Sexual Violence Research Center proves the opposite.
“False allegations of sexual assaults are somewhere between 2 and 10 percent,” Cooper explained. “Yes, they happen, but they’re not the norm. Not to mention sexual assault is widely underreported, out of every 1,000 sexual assaults, only 310 are reported to the police, according to the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAIN.”