Trump Rips 'Al Frankenstien' Over 'Really Bad' Photo, Wonders if More Exist

As the allegations swirled, Mr Trump - who himself has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct - had largely avoided comment.

Ten minutes later, he added: "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women".

Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House's official stance on the sexual assault accusations is that every single one of the women is lying.

Franken has since apologized for those perverted acts and is barricaded in his figurative bunker as the calls for his resignation grow deafening. Since then, Trump has repeatedly ignored reporters' questions about whether he believes Moore's numerous accusers, and therefore, whether he believes Moore should exit the race.

Trump has not addressed the allegations directed at Moore on Twitter.

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"The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words", Trump tweeted.

But there's also the matter of Roy Moore's controversy in Alabama, which as Politico noted overnight, Trump has steered "conspicuously clear" of. Al Franken less than one day after a woman accused the senator of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006.

If Trump is too "busy" to comment on Moore, but has time to take shots at Franken, I'll look forward to the White House's explanation.

Her claims have also raised suspicions because Trump campaign operative and GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone Tweeted hours before Tweeden went public that Franken would be "in a barrel" over his conduct.

Hillary, 70, the former Democratic presidential nominee who previous year lost the White House race to Trump, 71, said that Democratic Senator Al Franken has apologised for his reported sexual misconduct and his willingness for a probe "is the kind of accountability I'm talking about". America is extremely polarized and many people are now siding with abusers along political party lines.

Trump was referring to a 1995 NY magazine article quoting Franken joking in the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room about drugging and raping journalist Lesley Stahl.

Maher goes through some of the disturbing allegations being made against Moore.

Franken's alleged misconduct occurred not long after he had moved home to Minnesota from NY, and was already positioning himself to run for Senate in 2008, a race that he narrowly won after a recount.

Trump could also be asked to testify, although he might have legal grounds to refuse under the separation of powers doctrine, known as "executive priviledge", according to references. Time after time, he said Trump needed to say nothing more and said the solution rested on the voters who would decide Moore's fate.

Republican leaders in Congress have called on Moore to exit the race, and the Republican National Committee cut off fundraising ties to Moore's campaign this week.

  • Tracy Klein