Twenty-one women have accused the president of sexual misconduct, so a a group broadcast this message directly on his Washongton DC hotel: “Donald Trump harassed or assaulted twenty women.”
The message was cast in light shined by UltraViolet, an organization aimed at fighting sexism in politics, media and pop culture, which projected it onto Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on the evening he deliver his first State of the Union address.
The group want Congress to investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Trump.
Twenty-one women have accused the president of sexual misconduct, in allegations that span more than three decades and range from making lewd comments to rape.
Trump denied allegations, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that all of his accusers were lying.
A statement from UltraViolet campaign manager Karin Roland referred to the wave of sexual assault and harassment charges made against powerful men in recent months, giving rise to the #MeToo movement.
“It is impossible for us to tackle the nation’s sexual assault and harassment epidemic when the man who occupies our highest office is facing no accountability for the scores of sexual abuse accusations mounted against him,” Roland said.
Roland noted the heightened urgency of these claims as survivors have stepped up to share their stories about dozens of men in positions of authority who have been held accountable.
Before Fox News fired longtime host Bill O’Reilly earlier this year, the group protested at company headquarters. The demonstrators’ signs included the signature ultra violet hue — highlighting the word “sexual predator.”
Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the group, called on the board of the casino giant Wynn Resorts Ltd. to fire the company’s founder, chairman and chief executive and for the Republican National Committee to remove him as finance chair.
“Steve Wynn needs to go,” Chaudhary said. “He is a predator of the worst kind who used his position of power to sexually coerce his female employees.”
Wynn, O’Reilly and other discredited men have been forced out of their positions as a result of the recent resurgence among victimized women but the White House is showing no sign of letting up on its defense even as media outlets have exposed payoffs to a porn star and Playmate model intended to buy their silence about adulterous relationships with Trump.
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