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Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

19 November, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

More than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual assault or misconduct in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

When asked about the past behaviour of Bill Clinton, her husband and a former United States president, and if she should have been more supportive of his female accusers versus reports that she attacked their credibility, Hillary said, "Every situation has to be judged on its own merit".

Trump's Twitter attack on the Democratic senator was in stark contrast to his relative silence over another scandal - allegations that the Republican candidate for the US Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, once preyed on teenage girls.

Sanders brushed past the president's own history with a novel strategy - blaming Franken because the senator had apologized for a physical assault while absolving Trump because he hadn't.

In Moore's case, nine women have gone public with allegations that Moore solicited teenagers for sex when he was a 30-year-old county prosecutor in Alabama.

Sanders was also asked Friday whether the president still believed all the women who had come forward against him were lying.

Hillary Clinton said Trump, as president, should do more to unite the country. Trump has denied these allegations.

In a pair of tweets Thursday night, Trump spotlighted the accusations against Franken, saying the photo "speaks a thousand words".




White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly declined Thursday to say whether Trump believed Moore's accusers, even after the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, told The Associated Press that she had no reason to doubt their claims against him.

Look no further than the bipartisan howl that greeted Ivanka Trump's statement this week about Moore for a demonstration of the perilous crosscurrents around Trump on the issue.

In Franken, "the president basically had a free shot on goal" to "remind people that Democrats have some serious problems on their end", the ally said. "I didn't think he'd be as bad as he turned out to be", she said of Trump.

Maher called the claims against Franken "very disturbing" and joked, "I was so shaken I called Bill Cosby to see if he had anything to calm me down. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?" read the president's first tweet, sent just after 10 p.m.in Washington.

Trump has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women.

Ten minutes later, he added: "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women".

"I wish I could say that what Roy Moore is trying will never work, but it's already worked", Noah concluded.

She recalled a scene from the film Braveheart in which King Edward I orders his archers to fire over both English and Scottish troops. "The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race", the party said in a statement.

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