‘In Case You’ve Forgotten Here’s The Donald’s Access Hollywood Tape’: Twitter Explodes After Trump Attacks Franken

 
 
 

'Al Frankenstien'

President Donald Trump, who has been too cowardly to say one word about Roy Moore, is now attacking Senator Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat was accused of unwanted groping and kissing by news radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, who provided a photo of him in which he appears to be grabbing or squeezing her breasts while she was asleep. The two were working with the USO to support the troops in 2006 when the photo was taken.

Trump called Senator Franken "Al Frankenstien" via Twitter, said the picture speaks a thousand words, and wondered what happens in other pictures. Tweeden has not produced or suggested there are other photos. She has also accepted Franken's apology and says she is not asking him to resign his Senate seat.

In a second tweet Trump mentions Lesley Stahl. While a Saturday Night Live writer Franken made a rape joke about the CBS News journalist for a proposed SNL skit with fellow writer Norm MacDonald, which appeared in a 1995 New York Magazine article.

CBS News editor Stefan Becket posted this explanation:

Franken on Thursday apologized to Tweeden and in a lengthy Facebook post requested the Senate Ethics Committee investigate him

On Twitter, many were furious, and felt Trump has no leg to stand on. He almost lost the election thanks to an "Access Hollywood" tape in which he now infamously brags about sexually assaulting women, and has been accused by at least 16 women of sexual assault. Some of his comments from the "Access Hollywood" tape:

"When you're a star, they let you do it."

"I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it."

"I did try and f--- her. She was married." 

"And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, 'I'll show you where they have some nice furniture.'"

"I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn't get there. And she was married...Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look."

"I've gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her... You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait."

"Grab them by the pussy."

"And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything."

Here's how Twitter responded:

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