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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorsi sues Mueller for alleged leaks and illegal surveillance Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator Trump pushes back on reports that Ayers was first pick for chief of staff 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 KavanaughGraham vows to push Trump’s AG pick through Judiciary Committee Log Cabin Republicans leader 'not nervous' about conservative Supreme Court impacting LGBT rights Dem pollster says concerns over Kavanaugh were 'merit-based,' not about partisanship 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.