All hell broke loose this week when Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization’s special counsel, told the Daily Beast that “You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
This happened as a result of The Daily Beast discovering the 1993 biography of Donald Trump, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, in which author Harry Hurt III writes that Trump allegedly raped his then-wife, Ivana Trump.
After the article broke out, Ivana Trump told CNN news that “the story is totally without merit,” and that she and Trump are “the best of friends.”
Nonetheless, Cohen’s statements dismissing marital rape as baseless have outraged many people, and many took to Twitter to share their dissent.
— jamia (@auntoona) July 29, 2015
— 1netka (@1netka) July 28, 2015
“you cannot rape your spouse.” @realDonaldTrump lawyer…
— Middle Class Warrior (@ZeitgeistGhost) July 28, 2015
— L-Mani S. Viney (@LManiSViney) July 28, 2015
— nicole (@nicolevIFG) July 28, 2015