The Young Turks’ correspondent Emma Vigeland traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to see how President Trump’s supporters feel about the “Me Too” movement and to share their thoughts on women who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Vigeland spoke with one man who acknowledged that while there were some legitimate cases of sexual assault, he claimed the vast majority of allegations are made by political operatives paid by Democrats to smear men.
“The women — half of them, I’m not saying all of them — but there’s some of them that are paid,” the Trump supporter said. “Other ones, I’m sure, they’ve been abused, really, you can’t say no on that. But still, generally, it’s just a thing that Democrats want to do.”
One female Trump supporter blamed the sexual assault victims themselves for getting harassed or raped.
“I’ve said it for a long time: Women should button their blouse, cross their legs, and quit acting like they want something,” she said.
Vigeland asked another Trump supporter how she felt about the dozens of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against the president.
“You don’t know what’s real, what’s not, and I don’t really care,” she said. “Anything that guy did before he’s president is his business.”