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:
First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal
The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.
"The mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," Virgin Orbit's Twitter account reported as the test was underway off the coast of California.
The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said.
Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a quick and flexible launch service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos (600 to 1,00 pounds), a market which is currently booming.
Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert
On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020
Trump uses Memorial Day to attack Biden and recycle old lies about his coronavirus response
NYT: "At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China"
President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.
Sleepy Joe Biden (mostly his reps.) went crazy when I banned, in late January, people coming in from China. He called me “xenophobic” & then went equally “nuts” when we let in 44,000 people - until he was told they were American citizens coming home. He later apologized!