Social media users grill Trump over 'scary time for young men' comments

Social media users have given President Donald Trump a grilling after he told reporters "it's a scary time for young men in America".

The contentious remark came as he once again threw his support behind Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted three women.

Mr Trump told reporters: "My whole life I've heard innocent until proven guilty, but now you're guilty until proven innocent - that's a very, very difficult standard."

"It's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of."

People were quick to remind Trump about the other demographics for which America is also scary for at the moment - one user opting to simply list all the minorities in the US.

Another social media user alerted people to the fact that it's also scary for those who have sexually abused women and gotten away with it for years. 

Many others took aim at the President on Twitter.

The remark came just hours before he publicly ridiculed Dr Christine Ford, one of Mr Kavanaugh's accusers, at a rally in Mississippi.

Both comments have proven controversial in the midst of the #MeToo movement, which encourages victims to come forward with stories of sexual assault without fear of not being believed.

Mr Trump has been quick to support political allies who have been accused of sexual assault.

In 2017, he endorsed Roy Moore as a republican senator candidate for Alabama in the midst of him being accused by eight women of alleged sexual assault.

He also discredited his own accusations against himself, saying the 20 women who alleged he sexually assaulted him were all lying.