Trump, #MeToo, And Due Process
Recently this popped up in my iPhone:
I haven’t even looked a this NYT thing–it’s just stupid. Of course Trump is right, and he’s tweeted it himself:
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
James Taranto, who likes to push back against anti-Trump loons, notes this:
Was due process one of those norms we were supposed to worry about Trump destroying?
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) February 10, 2018
People are also noting that Trump thinks the Central Park Five are guilty–but they received due process, they confessed, and they were guilty. (See Trump Right About Central Park 5 – And Who Else Is Brave Enough To Say So?)
Trump may have had sex with a number of actresses and models, but he’s not a rapist. And as the victim of the most comprehensive campaign of lies ever aimed at a President or Presidential candidate, he’s got a lot more credibility on this issue than many alleged victims.