Donald Trump NBC town hall
Trump stands by military sexual assaults tweet
01:18 - Source: CNN

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Trump and Clinton appeared during a forum Wednesday

Trump was asked about military sexual assault

CNN  — 

Donald Trump stood by his past comment that military sexual assaults should be expected “when they put men and women together” in the US armed forces during an NBC-hosted forum Wednesday night. But he added that a “court system” should be set up in the military to better deal with what he called “a massive problem.”

“26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?” Trump had tweeted in 2013.

When asked about the tweet by moderator Matt Lauer, Trump didn’t back down.

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