White House adviser Kellyanne Conway went on Fox News Friday to downplay President Donald Trump's silence about Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of molesting them when they were teenagers.
Fox News host Sandra Smith asked Conway why Trump bothered to send out a tweet slamming Al Franken for his own sexual harassment scandal while remaining totally silent on Moore, whose alleged offenses are of a far more serious nature than Franken's.
"We haven't heard a lot from the president," Smith pointed out. "He is tweeting on Al Franken, he was asked about Roy Moore yesterday and he didn't respond."
"Al Franken was a brand-new news story yesterday, and the president weighs in, as he does, on the news of the day," she said. "The Roy Moore story is eight days old."
Conway pointed out that Trump had issued a press release during his trip in Asia in which he said he was disturbed by the allegations against Moore, although he has not said definitively yet whether he still backs Moore's candidacy.