Jake Tapper made one thing very clear in covering the accusations against Harvey Weinstein today: you don’t get to ignore the disgusting acts of sexual harassers just because you agree with them politically.
He reminded viewers that President Trump was accused of sexual harassment and worse during the campaign, saying that “these women deserve our attention too.”
Tapper called out RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel yesterday for insisting there’s no comparison between Weinstein and Trump, even saying that women weren’t coming forward like this in regards to the President. Tapper said, “He didn’t have women coming forward? Yeah, he did! He had lots of women coming forward.”
“Those who express outrage at one sexual harasser and not another because of the first harasser’s political views?” Tapper said, “That is morally bankrupt.”
He also noted that while Sean Hannity had a fair point last night about selective moral outrage on the left here, Hannity hosted Bill O’Reilly on his show recently despite all the allegations against him.
Tapper concluded that sexual harassment is not and should not be a political issue, saying, “You don’t get to pick and choose which ones you find valid and outrageous based on political party.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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