"Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society, and offenders too often evade accountability", said a proclamation from Trump released by the White House.
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) will bring together the broader community as part of its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign.
Twitter users immediately reacted to the news by pointing out the obvious irony in Trump's decision to name a month after sexual assault awareness.
To better assist victims, the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women has developed the Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Services Technical Assistance Center (SAVIS TAC).
"Over the past year, there has been a reckoning in the United States over sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace, known as the #MeToo movement".
The statement to many seemed too ludicrous to not be satire-or an April Fool's prank in time for April 1. Meanwhile, Trump has denied all allegations of assault and harassment leveled against him, as well as allegations of affairs with porn stars and Playboy bunnies, claiming all the women are lying about their experiences.
During the 2016 presidential campaign People Magazine reporter Natasha Stoynoff went public with an allegation that she was assaulted by Trump during an interview trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
But off course that will happen on the same day that Trump admits that he's practically bald, and that he employs ten hairstylists to fix his elaborate combover from hell every morning. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexual violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety. The Center and the statewide organization, The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, are members of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which organizes the national SAAM initiative.
"All of our voices have power".
"We know that one month isn't enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence, but Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a reminder that we can change the culture through the things we say and do each day", said Laura Palumbo, Communications Director at NSVRC.