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Letter to the Editor: It’s No Surprise That Victims Fear Reporting Sexual Assault

At a campaign rally in South Carolina in November 2015, Donald Trump mocked reporter Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis.

In January 2016, at a campaign rally in Iowa, he bragged, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Later that year, he lashed out at Muslim-American parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004.

It should come then as no surprise that he used a rally in Mississippi on Oct. 2 to mock the testimony of ChristineBlasey Ford, label accusers of Brett Kavanaugh “really evil people,” and claim the #MeToo movement unfairly hurts men.

Is it no wonder that victims of sexual assault are afraid to come forward?

Never before has our nation been led by a man who habitually demonstrates disrespect and unkindness. I wonder why no one in the Republican Party will stand against Trump’s attacks. How any woman can continue to support this man defies my understanding.



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