Trump Mocks Franken Over Photo of Him Groping Sleeping Woman

Jerome Frank
November 19, 2017

The women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault are patiently awaiting his undoing.

Trump has dismissed these claims as "fake news", and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said that all the women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment are lying. The first accusations of misconduct against him - namely, allegedly making sexual advances on a 14-year-old when he was 32 - were reported by the Washington Post on November 9. He continues to contend that all of the women who have accused him are liars, Sanders said last month.

Franken quickly apologized to Tweeden and called for a full investigation of his actions.

Earlier on Thursday, the White House said Trump believes the allegations against Moore were "very troubling and should be taken seriously".

Trump has not addressed the allegations directed at Moore on Twitter. And he called the women sharing #MeToo stories about sexual assault, harassment and other misconduct "courageous".

"Imagine how damaging it would be for "Al Frankenstein" if there was a video of him saying he routinely commits sexual assault", OpenSecrets.org's Robert Maguire tweeted, attaching a graphic with a quote from Trump's infamous 2005 "hot-mic" tape: ".when you're a star, they let you do it.

The clock is tracking the time since Trump returned from his 12-day trip across Asia, during which he promised to comment on the allegations facing Moore once he returned to the U.S.

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Afterwards, guest Chelsea Handler also came to Franken's defense: "I agree with you on Al Franken", she said to Maher.

Franken's accuser, Leeann Tweeden, alleged that the SNL alum forcibly kissed her during a USO tour back in 2006.

Sports broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden also accused Franken, a former comedian once tipped as a possible White House candidate, of kissing her without her consent. Roy Moore has nine. America is extremely polarized and many people are now siding with abusers along political party lines.

Lesley Stahl was the CBS reporter who Franken joked about raping in a skit on "Saturday Night Live".

Maher goes through some of the disturbing allegations being made against Moore. The reference was included in a 1995 NY magazine article. "Roy Moore's spent more time chatting up young girls at the mall than Santa Claus". Maher said, presumably, in reference to Trump.

"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. "He still firmly believes that", Sanders told reporters on Thursday, noting, "This is a decision people of Alabama need to make, not the President".

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