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 sons. https://t.co/lEDRUJcJjf
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) October 1, 2018
“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.
Yeah but to be fair… Don Jr inherited some rotten DNA. He doesn’t have much under that slicked back modern hairstyle.
— Horase McCallany 🇨🇦 (@DENNISGRIMBLE) October 1, 2018
Jr. Teach them not to rape.
— Wanda (@wcsek) October 1, 2018
Well sure, if I had so much 'rapiness' in my family tree I'd be worried too.
— "Scare"ett Johnson (@stereofiasco) October 1, 2018
It’s hard out there for rich, white boys
— Jermaine ⚾️ (@jermaine_starks) October 1, 2018
His dad is a sexual predator… Why are we shocked?
— Boombastic (@Msb00mbastick) October 1, 2018
Well huh…afraid they will grow up all assaulty like grandpa?
— Tactical Pants (@snarksnide) October 1, 2018
Why would he worry about his sons? With the Trump money they'll do what his daddy did and pay them off.
— Dana Adams (@DanaEA24) October 1, 2018
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 (@patrick1386) October 1, 2018
Why should he be scared? His dad was caught on video bragging about sexual assault and nothing happened to him. Just deny, deny, deny, and plow on. Everything will be fine!https://t.co/l297fhrf82
— Old Rant Dump (@TrumpinTheShark) October 1, 2018
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.
Here, give him these tips to read, they may help him and his sons. pic.twitter.com/aEKvWB65tE
— Winnie Eckert 🇨🇦 (#FindTheMissingChild)🇨🇦 #FBR (@eckert_winnie) October 1, 2018
It’s pretty damn easy to not be a sexual assaulter…look I’m doing it right now!
— 26.2 Miler (@ChristinePThoma) October 1, 2018
Parents have responsibilities to raise both sons and daughters to be respectful in ALL relationships
— Brad Burch (@BradBurch16) October 1, 2018
What a prick. He’s more afraid his sons might be falsely accused (2-5% chance) than his daughters are assaulted (what’s that %? Upwards of 60?)
— Fiona B (@Feebeekiwi) October 1, 2018
Well, if your sons are rapists, you should be scared.
— Janey The Small (@JaneyTheSmall) October 1, 2018
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 assaulted, than imagine a world where attempting to rape their daughters might mean you can’t be a powerful man. Just imagining it brings them to tears. #Kavanagh
— Danielle J. Powell (@daniellejenene) September 27, 2018
The big takeaway?
He just said he’s more worried about his sons being accused of rape or assault than about his daughters ACTUALLY BEING RAPED OR ASSAULTED.
— Andrea P (@Andsclpa) October 1, 2018
Though Junior may have more to fear.
he should actually be afraid of Bob Mueller
— strange opera (@OperaStrange) October 1, 2018