If the the fact that #repealthe19th has been trending isn’t enough to make you want to end it all, the newest to the pro-Trump Twitter campaign is #NextFakeTrumpVictim. In case you can’t guess, the idea is that all these women are coming forward are actresses paid by the Hillary Clinton and the Main Stream Media.
— Brett Mac (@TweetBrettMac) October 13, 2016
— Steve Hirsch (@Stevenwhirsch99) October 13, 2016
Like most awful things on the internet, this hashtag seems to have crawled its way out of the steaming cesspool that is 4chan. It gained tractions because, apparently, people can’t understand why seeing the man who once (allegedly) assaulted you on track to become president would upset someone and motivate them to do what they can to stop his apocalyptic rise to power.
So #NextFakeTrumpVictim is trending.. regardless who you support, this is exactly WHY survivors don't come forward…
— Mia Yim (@MiaYim) October 13, 2016
I cannot believe Twitter hasn't squashed #NextFakeTrumpVictim yet. Someone must be asleep at the wheel.
— Pastor Bones (@pastorbones) October 13, 2016
The fact that #NextFakeTrumpVictim is trending is a testament to why these women were scared to come forward. Remember Bill Cosby?
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) October 13, 2016
All of this comes in the wake of the article published in the New York Times Wednesday night, where two women came forward with stories about how Trump had sexually assaulted them.
“He was like an octopus,” said one of the women, Jessica Leeds. “His hands were everywhere. It was an assault.”
“His behavior is deep seated in his character,” Leeds wrote in an email to the Times. “To those who would vote for him, I would wish for them to reflect on this.”
As for Trump, his campaign has issued a statement, calling the article complete “fiction.”