President Trump complained Friday that young men are “not allowed to say” women are beautiful anymore because of the #MeToo movement when he spoke at the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House.
“I saw Candace probably three, four years ago… I saw this woman on television I said, ‘man I don’t want to mess with her. She’s tough.’ Now I’m not allowed to say it, you know that. I’m not allowed to say it anymore, but she’s also beautiful,” Trump said, referring to conservative activist Candace Owens.
“Under the ‘MeToo’ generation we’re not allowed to say it. So all of you young brilliant guys, never, ever call a woman beautiful, please. You’re not allowed to do it. And I’ve kept doing it and I’ve never been told by that woman never to do it,” he added.
President Trump, who faces a number of allegations of sexual misconduct, just said that because of the #MeToo young men can't call women "beautiful."
He then laughed and called Candace Owens beautiful.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 4, 2019
Trump then invited Owens onstage.
"I’m not allowed to say it anymore, but she’s also beautiful," Trump said about @RealCandaceO at the White House's Black Leadership Summit.
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 4, 2019
“Even with the ‘MeToo’ movement, we can’t say this, but I’ll say it anyway: You’re better looking, including the men,” Trump said at a rally last month in New Mexico.
Trump, who was caught on tape saying that he likes to “grab ‘em by the pussy,” has been credibly accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women, reports NBC News. He has denied all accusations.