Trump mocks 'the rules of Me Too' at Pennsylvania rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE on Wednesday night mocked the "Me Too" movement during a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The president quipped that he needed to censor himself due to the "rules of Me Too," which he blamed the press for enforcing. 


"I used an expression — you know, there’s an expression but under the rules of 'Me Too, I’m not allowed to use that expression anymore," he said. "I can’t do it." 

Trump then pointed to the phrase "the girl that got away."

He instead opted for "the person that got away," referring to Republicans' failure to win the state of Pennsylvania in presidential elections for years. 

"It’s the 'person' that got away," he continued, apparently implying he was being censored. The comments drew shouts from the crowd before Trump chuckled, saying that a man was telling him to "do it anyway."

"I would do it except for these people up there," he said, gesturing toward the press pen. 

Trump frequently points out the media at his rallies, calling them "fake news" and blaming them for misrepresenting his presidency.

"They would say, 'Did you hear what President Trump said?'" he said, imitating the reporters. "So there is an expression but we’ll change the expression — Pennsylvania was always the 'person that got away.'" 

The remarks came during a long aside about Trump's victory in the state as a presidential candidate in 2016. 

Trump in recent weeks has denounced "false accusations" by women against himself and his newest Supreme Court appointee, Brett KavanaughBrett Michael Kavanaugh70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Justices bar Mexican parents from suing over fatal cross-border shooting of teen Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Arizona man MORE

Kavanaugh's nomination process was shaken by three allegations of sexual misconduct, all of which the nominee denied. Trump has been accused of unwanted groping or kissing by more than a dozen women.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of," Trump told reporters at the beginning of the month.