Prominent figures in the U.S. and abroad have condemned Trumps remarks calling countries like Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes.”
Haitian and U.S. activists as well as U.S. lawmakers, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, joined many in the U.S. and abroad in slamming President Donald Trump’s latest immigration comments calling it “morally inadequate,” and “racist”. Earlier on Thursday during a meeting with Senate and House members, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly asked “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?”
Now at least 15 women have come forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to lewd behavior around women. Of the women, 13 say Trump attacked them directly and two others say they witnessed behavior that made them uncomfortable. All the alleged incidents took place prior to Trump’s assuming the presidency.
Trump has denied the allegations, most recently dismissing them as “fake news” in a Tuesday morning tweet.
These are the senators calling on the President to resign:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York
On Monday, the Gillibrand told CNN that Trump should step down.
“President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign,” Gillibrand told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.
“These allegations are credible; they are numerous,” said Gillibrand, a leading voice in Congress for combating sexual assault in the military. “I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
The New York Democrat said that Congress “should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable” if Trump does not step down.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon
The Oregon Democrat first called for Trump to step down in an email fundraising pitch Friday.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon
Wyden joined Merkley, his fellow Oregonian, on Monday in issuing a call for Trump to resign.
“These women are right,” Wyden tweeted with a link to an article about three of Trump’s accusers detailing their allegations at a news conference.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey
After a campaign event for Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones on Saturday night, Booker told Vice News that he believes Trump should resign.
“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office. My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward? The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken,” the New Jersey Democrat said.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
Hirono took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend Gillibrand and echo calls for Trump to resign.
“[email protected] is a misogynist, compulsive liar, and admitted sexual predator. Attacks on Kirsten are the latest example that no one is safe from this bully. He must resign,” she wrote.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont
On Wednesday evening, Sanders joined his Democratic colleagues to call for the President to resign over the allegations against him.
“Yes, I do think he should resign,” Sanders said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“You’ve got a president who has been accused by many, many women of harassment, to say the least. This is a guy who was on a tape seen by everybody in America essentially bragging about his sexual assault of women,” the Vermont independent said.