Female doctor: Trump’s comments on rape are ‘offensive and disgusting’
The comments made by Donald Trump in a recent interview with The New York Times are “offensive and absolutely disgusting,” according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“It is absolutely reprehensible that a sitting president of the United States would suggest that rape victims are less worthy of love and care than anyone else, particularly when women’s experience of rape is often more devastating and traumatizing than that of the men who perpetrate the crime,” ACOG president and CEO Dr. Christine O’Connor told Fox News.
“These are not isolated instances.
This is not a one-off.
This epidemic is deeply rooted, and it has been a problem for years.”
In a statement released Sunday night, Trump said that he “never intended to imply that all women are rapists” and that he has “never raped anybody.”
“I was merely trying to ask a very simple question, ‘How many of these things have you done to me?’
I did not mean to imply otherwise,” he added.
“I hope this answers your question.
Rape is rape.
And I hope that you will stop making up excuses and moving on with your lives.”
Trump has been on the defensive over his comments, saying that he was “talking about a situation that happened to me when I was younger, not a situation where she’s being attacked by people all the time.”
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Trump also said that if women have had their vaginas mutilated, they should “go back to Saudi Arabia, and have a threesome.”
The president has also been criticized for calling for a ban on all Muslims entering the country.
“The only thing I’m saying is I think we should be looking at vetting people coming into this country,” he said.
“This country has become a haven for people who have absolutely no respect for women, no respect at all for our country.”