On Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper recapped the awkward statements made by President Donald Trump and the White House over the past week regarding sexual misconduct and assault.
At a press briefing Friday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the difference between Trump and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is that Franken came forward about his accusations and apologized, while Trump has not. She went further this week saying that Trump and the White House continues to believe that the over 20 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, harassment or assault were all lying.
“The president says the Al Franken photo is really bad. Yeah, it is. So is that ‘Access Hollywood’ tape,” Tapper began.
Tapper then walked through the long list of Trump’s accusers, who say that he kissed them without permission, he allegedly groped them and in one case allegedly offered her money for a date.
He noted that Ivanka Trump also joined the chorus of Trump allies who have come out against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Which, again, raises the question for Ivanka Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for that matter; why do you believe the Roy Moore accusers but you do not believe those that have accused Donald Trump?” Tapper asked. “I mean, even beyond all of these accounts shared by women who came forward on the record at quite a lot of risk to share their grim stories. You really don’t have to look much farther than President Trump’s own words.”
Tapper played a clip from the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump admitted that he “just starts kissing them. It’s like a magnet.” Trump went on to say he can do anything as a celebrity, “even grab em by the p*ssy.”
“You can do anything. You can do anything,” Tapper repeated. “You can do anything except criticize other alleged offenders without folks like us pointing out the rank hypocrisy of it. Just a little note, people in glass White Houses, shouldn’t throw stones.”
Watch the full commentary below: