Tapper Rips Trump Tweeting About Franken: ‘People in Glass White Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones’
Last night, President Donald Trump opened himself up to widespread criticism when he decided to tweet about the bombshell allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) that he forcibly kissed and groped Leeann Tweeden back in 2006. Following his tweets, Trump faced immediate backlash as he was accused of hypocrisy due to his own past history of sexual assault allegations as well as his relative silence on the Roy Moore scandal.
With a number of news personalities having already devoted segments to bringing up Trump’s past accusations, CNN’s Jake Tapper joined their ranks this afternoon. Noting that the White House had previously kept Trump from specifically saying whether he believed Moore’s accusers because of the president’s “own obvious vulnerability,” Tapper stated it was “an attempt to avoid this very segment that I’m doing right now.”
Highlighting Trump’s Franken tweets, the CNN anchor pointed out that according to Trump, “we’re supposed to believe the very compelling claims of Leeann Tweeden” but not the multiple women who came forward with serious allegations against Trump. Tapper then went on to spotlight the accusations made against Trump by various women during last year’s campaign.
The host explained that while Trump said at that time that all of those women were lying and he was going to file suit against them, he never followed through with that threat. And, in fact, he has actually had a suit filed against him by one of his accusers for defamation of character.
After noting that the official White House position now is that all of the women who have accused Trump of sexual wrongdoing are liars, and wondering aloud if notable Republicans who say they “believe the women” regarding Moore also believe those accusing Trump, Tapper ended the segment by referencing the infamous Access Hollywood tape.
“You can do anything,” he said. “You can do anything except criticize other alleged offenders without folks like us pointing out the rank hypocrisy of it. Just a little note, people in glass White Houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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