Trump Tweets About Franken; Returns Spotlight to His Own Accusers

A well known Democratic Senator getting accused of sexual assault is a big deal. Coming on the heels of being a sanctimonious, self-righteous prig during a hearing with a judicial nominee, made it all that much more engrossing.


Leeann Tweeden’s credible accusation against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) thrust the former Saturday Night Live writer into a situation Democrats were not ready to see. The allegation surfaced at the same time people (i.e., liberals and Democrats) were forced to admit they were wrong about Bill Clinton. Their epiphanies don’t mean all that much considering the same people were happy to smear Clinton’s accusers nearly 20 years ago. Still, it was a show of some progress on their part.

And then President Trump decided to tweet about it.

Naturally, Trump sycophants thought it was the greatest thing ever, when it was in fact, a big mistake.


Democrats were scrambling. Publications were calling on Al Franken to resign. Franken’s cynical call for an ethics investigation was a signal he believed he’d get away with it. It was not an honorable move on his part.

What Trump managed to do with two tweets was two-fold:

1. He managed to get called out for saying nothing about Roy Moore who was accused sexually assaulting several women when they were teenagers – one as young as 14.

2. By doing so, he was able to get the press to dredge up the multiple accusations made against him.

It is a textbook example of a person not helping by saying something instead of just shutting up. You can bet that Democrats will now rally around Franken because he showed “contrition” and “apologized.”

Nice work, Mr. President.


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