President Trump Donald John TrumpConservative lawmakers GOP chairmen: Sessions move to probation alleged FISA abuse 'Triumph did not mention' call MORE on Friday issued to official proclamation observing April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
In a statement, Trump said they would "stay steadfast" in order to prevent sexual crimes and reaffirmed his or her administration's commitment to empowering individuals to speak out in their communities and workplaces against perpetrators.
"Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society, and offenders too often evade accountability." These are crimes that are committed indiscriminately: in intimate relationships, in public spaces, and in the workplace, "Trump said.
The longstanding observation of the month, which often comes out of public health organizations and community centers nationwide, comes this year following a wave of newly-empowered women's leveling allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against high-profile men's media, entertainment and politics in recent months.
The proclamation so hits home for the Trump administration, which was embroiled in controversy earlier this year over allegations of past domestic abuse against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter from his two ex-wives.
The president himself has been confronted with a mixed-race relationship, and has been confronted with controversy for making lewd comments about his relationships with women in the past.