The multitude of sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump make a strong case for an investigation into him, asserts Amanda Marcotte of Salon. Having crudely boasted of grabbing women by the genitals, 76% of Americans support an investigation into Trump’s alleged sexual abuses while 43% of his supporters agree. Ivana Trump, his first wife, used the term “rape” when describing a physical interaction that happened between the two of them, before being silenced by a gag order. She hasn’t been able to talk about it publicly since, but never took back the use of that word. While unproven, there is reason in suspecting Trump of sexual misconduct.
Democrats like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have tried to use the #MeToo campaign’s passion to politically undermine President Trump. However, Trump’s alleged transgressions cannot be compared to those of other men the movement has attacked, infers Rich Lowry of The New York Post. Al Franken was pushed to resign to raise the chances of the president being toppled, which would be very excessive. Accusations against Trump are from ten or more years ago. He is a different man now, who will fully respect the office of the presidency. While Trump may not be the ideal upholder of women’s rights, no crimes have been proven.