Amid the growing scandal involving sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump Jr. says he fears for his sons more than his daughters because of the potential for such claims to ruin their lives.
REPORTER: Who are you scared most for – your sons or your daughters? DONALD TRUMP JR: I mean right now I’d say my s… https://t.co/yJgrR5Bili— Peter Alexander (@Peter Alexander)1538395221.0
"I've got boys and I've got girls and when I see what's going on right now, it's scary for all things," Junior told DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview set to air Monday and Tuesday.
When asked who he was most scared for, Junior said: "Right now, I'd say my sons."
"The other problem is for the people who are the real victims of these things [sexual assaults] when it is so obvious like in cases like this," Junior said of Kavanaugh's first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, "it really diminishes the real claims."
Junior's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former California federal prosecutor, also weighed in on Ford's accusations and the FBI investigation delaying his confirmation.
"I think it's important, in terms of doing an investigation, to get the facts out there and find out," Guilfoyle said. "It’s very tough thirty-five years later, but it doesn't mean it should be ignored."
Guilfoyle added: "People need to be careful to understand the politics involved as well, and what motivations people may have," implying that Ford's story is a political hit job.
Watch the full clip below:
Social media didn't take kindly to Junior's comments, particularly because of numerous allegations his father, President Donald Trump, has himself faced of sexual misconduct.
@PeterAlexander Yeah but to be fair... Don Jr inherited some rotten DNA. He doesn’t have much under that slicked back modern hairstyle.— Horase McCallany🇨🇦 (@Horase McCallany🇨🇦)1538395315.0
@PeterAlexander Jr. Teach them not to rape.— Wanda #GunReformNOW 👏👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏻 🏳️🌈 ❤️ (@Wanda #GunReformNOW 👏👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏻 🏳️🌈 ❤️)1538395259.0
@PeterAlexander Well sure, if I had so much 'rapiness' in my family tree I'd be worried too.— Garrett with two T's (@Garrett with two T's)1538398358.0
@PeterAlexander His dad is a sexual predator... Why are we shocked?— Boombastic ✊🏾 #ForthePeople 👸🏽 (@Boombastic ✊🏾 #ForthePeople 👸🏽)1538396080.0
@PeterAlexander Well huh...afraid they will grow up all assaulty like grandpa?— Tactical Pants (@Tactical Pants)1538395343.0
@dmartosko @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV Why would he worry about his sons? With the Trump money they'… https://t.co/8UqZUWwsJK— Dana Adams (@Dana Adams)1538396200.0
@dmartosko @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV With good reason as there are such poor male role models in the Trump family.— Patrick O'Donnell-Irish & pro EU, USA yes Trump no (@Patrick O'Donnell-Irish & pro EU, USA yes Trump no)1538395537.0
@dmartosko @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV Why should he be scared? His dad was caught on video bragging… https://t.co/N89M2U1nL4— Old Rant Dump (@Old Rant Dump)1538393604.0
Others had some suggestions for Junior on how he could better prepare his sons - for instance, teaching them not to assault women.
Here are some helpful tips, just as a guide.
@dmartosko @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV Here, give him these tips to read, they may help him and his… https://t.co/9ii34EL6dG— Winnie Eckert 🇨🇦 #BattleForDemocracy2020 FBR (@Winnie Eckert 🇨🇦 #BattleForDemocracy2020 FBR)1538396424.0
@dmartosko @jdawsey1 @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV It’s pretty damn easy to not be a sexual assaulter.… https://t.co/cWjrPdLGUZ— 26.2 Miler (@26.2 Miler)1538395564.0
@PeterAlexander Parents have responsibilities to raise both sons and daughters to be respectful in ALL relationships— Brad (@Brad)1538404037.0
@PeterAlexander What a prick. He’s more afraid his sons might be falsely accused (2-5% chance) than his daughters… https://t.co/ID3cNcV6Ti— Fiona B 🌊 (@Fiona B 🌊)1538397966.0
@PeterAlexander Well, if your sons are rapists, you should be scared.— Janey The Small (@Janey The Small)1538397370.0
This tweet following Kavanaugh's Thursday testimony last week sums things up nicely (though the statistics are actually higher than 20 percent).
Powerful men would rather protect a world where there exists a 20% likelihood that their daughters will be sexually… https://t.co/v79CST3PMa— Danielle J. Powell (@Danielle J. Powell)1538082571.0
The big takeaway?
@PeterAlexander He just said he’s more worried about his sons being accused of rape or assault than about his daugh… https://t.co/cSRbxUrs0k— Andrea P (@Andrea P)1538403143.0
Though Junior may have more to fear.
@dmartosko @jdawsey1 @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @DailyMailTV he should actually be afraid of Bob Mueller— strange opera (@strange opera)1538396878.0