Donald Trump has enraged social media once again with his response to writer E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusations against him. The president absurdly argued that he couldn’t have possibly forced himself on her because ‘she’s not [his] type!’
As you can imagine, it did not take long for social media users to get outraged.
After the legendary writer came out to say that he sexually assaulted her in the mid-90s in a dressing room, Trump addressed the claims during an interview with The Hill earlier today.
Here’s what he had to say: ‘I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK? Totally lying. I don’t know anything about her. I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. She is — it’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that.’
As you may know, the Elle columnist’s accusations come in the form of an excerpt from her book titled ‘What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal.’
She goes on to detail the alleged incident in the pages of her tell-all, saying that it happened sometime in late 1995/1996.
According to the writer, they met at a luxury department store and Trump told her he wanted to buy a present for a girl, asking for her advice.
Upon picking up a see-through bodysuit, the now-president asked her to try it on and she joked they both should.
And so, they entered a dressing room and that is when the rape happened.
As for how people reacted to his response, here are a few outraged posts: ‘So is @realDonaldTrump saying he only rapes women who are his type?’ / ‘Saying ‘she’s not my type is beyond insensitive. Even for Trump, that is appalling.’ / ‘Among the answers Trump could have given to the Jean Carroll accusations are, ‘are you kidding? I would never do that.’ Or ‘rape is abhorrent. I’m disgusted someone could think I’d do such a thing. Let alone accuse me of it.’ Instead he went with, ‘she’s not my type.’