Trump Says the MeToo Era Is Frightening for Men, But Hey, Women Are Doing Great

“It’s a very scary time for young men in America.”

This is from today’s White House pool report.

Trump expressed support for Brett Kavanaugh and said he’s “an exemplary person.” He also suggested the current climate is difficult for young men. Trump declined to comment on his planned meeting with Rod Rosenstein and said he didn’t want to discuss it during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. Asked if he had “a message for young women,” Trump said “women are doing great.” 

Is it true that women are doing great while men are just scraping by in America in 2018? Let’s see.
  1. Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault by at least 20 women
  2. Many of these allegations were public knowledge by election day 2016.
  3. Despite these allegations, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee for president by a major party, and became the oldest person ever to win the presidency.
  4. Donald Trump, the leader of the free world, nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal judge, to the Supreme Court.
  5. Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women
  6. Despite these allegations, Brett Kavanaugh is poised to be confirmed to the highest court in the land.
  7. A court with Brett Kavanaugh on it is widely expected to curtail women’s rights. 

Meanwhile if you’re a woman in America you have to put up with shit like this:

If it is, as Trump says, “a very scary time for young men in America,” imagine how utterly terrifying it must be for young women. 

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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