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.
The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? .....â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017
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.
.And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017
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:
In case you've forgotten here's the Donald's Access Hollywood tape. https://t.co/qs2lgRQrGKâ€” Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) November 17, 2017
Trumps victim list. Trump should never be excluded in dialogue about sexual assault and rape in Hollywood and politics. pic.twitter.com/YBbdfhk17Râ€” vlh (@coton_luver) November 17, 2017
"I just start kissing them. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."â€” Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 17, 2017
- The President of the United States
One of the things Trump does is act as if nothing he has said or done in the past is at all relevant to his words and actions in the present. It's beyond hypocrisy, it's like malicious amnesia.â€” Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 17, 2017
Trump has more than a dozen, on-the-record, allegations of sexual assault against him, and was caught on tape bragging about committing sexual assault. This is a dangerous game for him to play. https://t.co/seUnYcBuhUâ€” Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 17, 2017
"Trump started kissing me open mouthed as he was pulling me towards him. I tried to push him away. I pushed his chest, put space between us & I said 'C'mon man get real' he repeated my words back to me 'Get Real' as he began thrusting his genitals" Summer Zervos #TrumpSexPredator pic.twitter.com/PBACLSIew9â€” Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 17, 2017
This is a reason for every news outlet to write new stories about everything Trump has been accused of https://t.co/CBO75IRrm2â€” Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) November 17, 2017
Spoken like a man who believes he could stand in the middle of 5th Ave & shoot someone without losing followers. https://t.co/zRgxHu9qt3â€” Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 17, 2017
Friendly reminder that Donald Trump, the President, has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by at least sixteen women since the 1980s.â€” Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 17, 2017
Donald Trump has been accused of raping a 13-year-old, raping his ex-wife and attempting to rape a female business associate, among at least 17 other accusations of sexual assault. https://t.co/Vr4RH02lu9â€” Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 17, 2017
Motherfucker we have you on tape pic.twitter.com/vHsJaB9oZBâ€” jordan (@JordanUhl) November 17, 2017
When you're a star, they let you do it. https://t.co/IcCPVS7whxâ€” Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) November 17, 2017
The voices of the dozen or more women who have credibly accused the President of sexual assault deserve to be amplified tonight.â€” southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 17, 2017
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