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Lena Dunham says Trump's leaked comments are 'deeply painful' to sexual assault survivors

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Actress and producer Lena Dunham says the tape of Donald Trump making lewd and sexually explicit comments is especially offensive to survivors of sexual assault like herself.

"I think to hear those words come out of the mouth of a candidate is deeply painful and makes women feel really unsafe and unseen and unheard," the "Girls" creator told Circa. 

Not just shocking. It's dangerous.

How survivors view Trump's 'locker room talk'

Trump's bragging that he could "grab" women "by the pussy" struck a nerve Dunham, who came forward about her sexual assault in her 2014 book, "Not That Kind of Girl." 

Other survivors of sexual assault have also spoken out. 

Author Kelly Oxford asked women on Twitter to share the first time they were assaulted to prove "they aren't just stats." 

Thousands of women replied and shared their painful memories. 

We can send a really strong message on November 8th by getting out to vote, that rhetoric like that is unacceptable.
Lena Dunham

Dunham makes her case for Clinton 

Dunham, 30, cited Trump's recent comments when speaking before a small crowd at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Arlingon, Virginia. The longtime supporter of Clinton was there encouraging young people to register to vote. 

Millennials still pose problem for Clinton

Compared to President Obama, who in 2012 won 60 percent of the 18-to-29-year-old vote, Clinton is underperforming among millennials.

An NBC/WSJ poll from late September had her leading Donald Trump 16 points among millennial voters, but that margin drops to 12 points when Johnson and Stein are included.


The largest living generation

It's a highly coveted voting block. Millennials now number 75.4 million and have surpassed Baby Boomers as the country's largest living generation.

To help bring these young voters into the fold, Clinton has enlisted celebrities like Dunham, Katy Perry and Demi Lovato. 

Dunham says she's not looking to change any Trump supporters' minds: "That's not a skill set I have."


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