Donald Trump Jr. Defends Concern For Sons in Era of #MeToo

Donald Trump Jr. has defended comments he made about worrying about his sons in the #MeToo era, amid accusations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The president's eldest son lashed out at CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin, who had mocked Trump Jr. for saying he worried more about his sons than his daughters.

"What's actual garbage is a partisan liberal hack who masquerades as a journalist on @CNN, attacking me for loving & caring about all my children," Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

"It's scumbags like @JeffreyToobin, who don't believe in the presumption of innocence that cause me to worry for my sons."

Toobin had responded to Trump Jr. following an interview he did with Daily Mail TV. Asked if he was more worried about his sons or his daughters with all the attention on sexual assault, Trump Jr. said his sons—prompting Toobin to mock what he said was a "poor white men" stance.

"I've got boys and I've got girls, and when I see what's going on right now, it's scary," Trump Jr. said in the interview, prompting the question about whom he worried about more. "Right now, I would say my sons," he replied.

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"When the other side weaponizes against men 40 years later, we can bring it up, and you did something in high school that no one remembers and it should disqualify you from ever doing anything ever again, it diminishes the real claims," Trump Jr. said, in an apparent reference to claims against Kavanaugh surfacing from his high school days.

"Every night I cry myself to sleep over the fate of white men in America," Toobin sarcastically remarked. "White men have no power, white men—I mean, it's such garbage."