Much like the stars of the film industry did at the Golden Globe Awards, the Democrats at US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight will be dressed in all black. There will also be victims of sexual assault and misconduct in attendance, as a show of protest against harassment and the kind of behaviour that the President himself has been accused of.

In fact, Trump has not only been accused of this behaviour, but he’s actually admitted to doing it himself in a video. He didn’t just confess. That would be one thing. On that video on the “Access Hollywood” bus, he actually brags about it. He brags about sexually assaulting women and kissing them when they don’t want him to and grabbing them “by the p*ssy.” He called it “locker room talk,” but that won’t fly.

That doesn’t make it acceptable. It’s abhorrent.

Trump finally facing the #MeToo movement

Back in 2016, allegations of sexual assault came out against Trump and he got elected President of the United States. In 2017, stars like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose got accused of similar behaviour and they were all ostracised from the entertainment industry and disgraced. It was called the Weinstein effect. It spread like a wildfire. Finally all of these men were getting their comeuppance. But Trump was still the President and his crimes were swept under the rug. It’s time for that to end. In other words, #TimesUp for Trump.