White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes the podium for the daily briefing on Friday afternoon. And based upon the events of the past 24 hours, one can pretty well guess the dominant line of inquiry from the White House press corps.
Late Thursday night, President Donald Trump — apparently unable to help himself — weighed in on the sexual misconduct allegation against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).
“The Al Frankenstien (sic) picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?”
The president added, “And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?”
Of course, Trump’s comments served to draw attention to his silence on the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And the comments have also brought allegations of Trump’s own alleged misconduct back into the national spotlight. Journalists and others on Twitter were quick to point out the seeming hypocrisy of Trump speaking out about Franken, but keeping silent on Moore, and calling his own accusers liars.
At Thursday’s briefing, most of the questions were focused on Moore. Friday? Expect more of the same, with the accusations against Trump himself likely to resurface.
The briefing gets underway at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch above, via the White House.
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