Trump's selective outrage on harassment: Criticizes Franken, silent on Moore

19 November, 2017, 02:42 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Trump's selective outrage on harassment: Criticizes Franken, silent on Moore

"And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women".

Her story, which is remarkably similar to the accounts shared by at least six other women who said the former president groped them during photo-ops between 2003 and 2016, is significant, because it is the first time a woman has come forward to accuse Mr Bush of unwanted touching while he was in office.

Some are now arguing that the left and Democrats are more apt to believe and resolve women who say they have been sexually abused than the right or Republicans. The women discussed what it's been like for them as more and more men in power are being publicly condemned for accusations of sexual misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Sanders said Trump believes Moore should step aside if the allegations are true, but she would not say what the president would take as proof. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

The allegations against Moore are politically charged for the White House.

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Trump has repeatedly ignored questions on Moore since returning from his lengthy trip to Asia.

Trump's relative silence on Moore is is in large part rooted in his own history of facing sexual misconduct allegations, a Republican close to the White House told CNN earlier this week.

"Is the President not being a hypocrite in tweeting about Al Franken and saying nothing about allegations about the Republican, Roy Moore?" she asked. Plus with Al Franken, we're talking about one incident.

"It's been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker", she said.

"The President went down and campaigned against Roy Moore", he said.

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In yet another twist in the sexual abuse saga embroiling the USA, former U.S. president George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a MI woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992, CNN reported on Thursday.

As been widely reported, Franken's political and comedic careers are in great peril today after it was announced that he forcibly kissed a woman named Leean Tweeden in 2006. The former "Saturday Night Live" writer and cast member has been an outspoken critic of Trump's administration.

Even as he savored his liberty, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the "numerous" federal felony charges on which Menendez was indicted.

Franken's Democratic allies are now condemning his conduct, reflecting the sudden zero tolerance shift in society toward sexual harassment allegations.

"But again, the president will make a statement when he wants to make a statement".

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On Friday, CNN's Dana Bash asked Marc Short, the White House legislative director, why Trump has remained silent on Moore while attacking Sen.


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