Trump slams Al Franken over ‘really bad’ groping photo

November 17
10:04 2017

President Donald Trump has yet to weigh in on the sexual misconduct allegations toward Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, but he wasted little time attacking Sen. Al Franken with a pair of tweets Thursday night, in which included a new nickname.

“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? ….. .And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?” Trump said.

Trump’s mention of the “Lesley Stahl tape” refers to a 1995 New York Magazine article in which he revealed he wrote a skit while at “Saturday Night Live” involving drugging and raping the veteran CBS News reporter.

Earlier Thursday, TV host Leeann Tweeden accused the Minnesota Democrat of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, and posted a photo of the incident. Franken apologized and said he would cooperate with a Senate ethics investigation.

“I respect women I don’t respect men who don’t. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed,” Franken said. Franken’s Democratic colleagues condemned his behavior, and a number of liberal celebrities called for him to resign.

Many on social media called Trump’s comments hypocritical. Last year, a tape surfaced of Trump bragging to ”Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush about using his fame to grope women.

“I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump said on the tape. “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

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