In the wake of Donald Trump’s defense of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following his rape accusations, MSNBC’s Katy Tur reminded viewers that this is far from the first time the president has come to the aid of men accused of assault and abuse.
“He’s a good guy, Corey,” Trump said in the first clip of Tur’s supercut, filmed March 29, 2016, after his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery for attacking a female Breitbart reporter. “I can’t destroy a man. He’s got a beautiful wife and children. I‘m not going to destroy a man for that.”
In a clip from July 24, 2016, then-candidate Trump claimed it was “very sad” that former Fox News executive Roger Aisles had been hit with sexual harassment lawsuits by his former employees.
“He’s a very good person,” Trump said of the late Fox exec. “I‘ve always found him to be a very, very good person. By the way, a very, very talented person. Look what he’s done. I feel very badly.”
In another clip from November 2017, the president noted that failed Senate candidate Roy Moore denied accusations from the multiple women who came forward to allege sexual misconduct against him.
“He totally denies it,” Trump said. “He says it didn’t happen.”
The next clip came from February of 2018 when the president sent well-wishes to his former aide Rob Porter, who was accused by two exes of domestic abuse.
“We certainly wish him well,” Trump said. “It’s a [sic] obviously tough time for him.”
Tur noted that the clips were “just a small look” at the president’s “history of defending his aides and allies.”
“Now he seems to be continuing his pattern of rushing to the defense of men while casting doubt on allegations made by women with his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” the host noted before playing a clip of Trump on Tuesday saying the decades-old rape allegation is “very tough” for the judge and his family.
Watch below via MSNBC: