Trump criticizes Al Franken, but remains silent on Roy Moore

Posted November 19, 2017

The Republican said, among other things, that he kisses women he considers attractive - "I don't even wait", Trump claimed at the time - which he said he can get away with because of his public profile.

But he made sure to go out with a bang by shedding his thoughts on the latest sexual misconduct allegations in the headlines.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that Trump finds the accusations againt Moore "very troubling" but thinks "the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be".

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the allegations against him as fake news, most recently telling reporters on October 16: "It's just fake". This includes calling a girl at her school after she refused to give him her phone number at the mall.

"He's anxious about the conversation moving to his past accusers", the Republican familiar with the matter said, noting that the President believes his accusers were unfair and some of Moore's may be, too.

Trump has not addressed the allegations directed at Moore on Twitter. Al Franken, D-Minn., after the comedian-turned-politician was outed for sexually harassing a woman while she was asleep - and awake - about a decade ago.

Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles television host and sportscaster, revealed Thursday that Franken had taken the photo of her while they were on a 2006 USO tour to entertain US troops. But while this is terrible and creepy, Maher argues that he doesn't deserve "to be lumped in with Roy Moore, or Kevin Spacey, or Harvey Weinstein". Season 16 will premiere on HBO in 2018.

Roy Moore's brother compares sexual conduct allegations to the persecution of Jesus
One said he didn't see the "relevance" of a 32-year-old man kissing a 14-year-old girl or "trying" to touch her genitals. Defiant as ever, Moore himself issued a fundraising appeal asking for emergency donations in a "spiritual battle".

Numerous women had accused him of sexual assault or harassment.

NBC News added yesterday, "T$3 he silence from Trump - as the president of the United States, as the leader of the Republican Party and as someone who is never afraid to tweet what's on his mind - speaks volumes".

For the second day in a row, Moore supporters in his home state held a news conference. "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama". The incident took place in 2006 before Franken won the Minnesota Senate seat and during a U.S.O. tour through the Middle East. Tweeden shared her story with the #MeToo hashtag that is used to signify sexual abuse, assault, harassment, or rape.

"There's been comments about me taking a stand", Moore said.

Short said "there's a little short-term memory here".

"When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said on the recording.

Implicit in the Trump approach is his and his aides' confidence that he has absorbed the political damage from his own past, while Democrats, who depend heavily on women voters, may have more to lose now. The former Saturday Night Live writer and cast member has been an outspoken critic of Trump's administration.