The grossest part of last night’s CNN Trump town hall was how many people laughed when Donald Trump lied, again, about E. Jean Carrol. Will the good men (and women) please stand up and assure Jane that you’re out there and you DON’T find sexual assault funny?
The day after a jury held Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming writer E. Jean Carroll and awarded her $5 million in damages, the former president was for some reason given the opportunity to take the stage at a CNN town hall Wednesday night and defend himself. And as expected, Trump shirked all responsibility for the sexual assault by claiming he’s never even met Carroll and made jokes at her expense.
And the audience laughed. A lot and out loud. So we ask, Is sexual assault ever funny?
As women, it’s horrifying to hear a room full of people laughing at the expense of a victim of sexual assault considering stats range anywhere from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4 women will be a victim of sexual assault in her lifetime.
Check out some of the other key takeaways from CNN”s unhinged “Town Hall” with Donald Trump from Axios.
House Oversight Committee chair James Comer aired details Wednesday of foreign business dealings by companies that he alleges benefited members of President Joe Biden’s family during and after the years that Biden was Vice President.
But just one thing: they provided no evidence of President Biden’s knowledge of the transactions and made no attempt to link the payments to any of his official or unofficial acts as a public servant.
And of course, Twitter had a field day:
Check out this great Op-Ed from Washington Post: The wider House Oversight’s net, the more often it catches Trump.
Don’t forget to check out this information on James Comer himself.
The weekly game we steal from Morning Brew: Three of these headlines are real and one is faker than a well-written AI movie script. Can you spot the odd one out?