Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano accused President Donald Trump of working to defeat women’s right to breastfeed by opposing a pro-breastfeeding resolution proposed at the United Nations.
But while Trump detractors and supporters of the breastfeeding resolution have accused the Trump administration of being opposed to women’s rights, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told the Associated Press that there is no opposition to breastfeeding in the administration’s criticism of the UN resolution:
The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because of objections to breastfeeding, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday.
“The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breastfeeding must be called out.
The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out.
There’s nothing this man isn’t trying to fuck up. Leave my boobs alone, @realDonaldTrump.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 11, 2018
The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out. The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don’t believe women should be denied access to formula. Many women need this option because of malnutrition and poverty.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2018