MSNBC Commentator Accuses Donald Trump of Being the 'Commander in Chief' of 'Rape Culture'

| FEB 11, 2018 | 9:51 PM

On Sunday, MSNBC commentator Anand Giridharadas appeared on “AM Joy” with Joy Reid to discuss the recent allegations of domestic abuse by officials in the Trump administration.

Last week, White House staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down from his position but denied allegations of abusing his ex-wives. Later in the same week, White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned after a former wife alleged he was abusive during their marriage, which he denied.

Giridharadas began the segment by reacting to comments from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in which she said Democrats such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) should do some examination of their own party.

“I don't need a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else who protected and defended and harbored a sitting president who had sexual relations in the Oval Office and was impeached for lying,” Conway said.

She also said that she has “no reason not to believe” the women who made the allegations against Porter, as one of the women has a graphic picture of a black eye.

Giridharadas shot down the legitimacy of Conway's comments by saying she “will say whatever for money” and that she is a “monster.” He then went on to say that President Donald Trump has a history of being a “vagina grabber” and that sexual abuse is “a very apt metaphor for everything Trumpism is.”

Then Giridharadas took it one step further, saying:

“This is a rape-culture presidency, and Donald Trump has become the commander in chief of American rape culture.”

Watch the segment above.