President Trump responded to sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, saying the reports do not surprise him.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time, I’m not at all surprised," the president told reporters outside of the White House.
His comments come days after The New York Times unearthed a series of sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein going back decades.
The movie mogul issued a statement in response to the report on Thursday, in which he apologized and announced he was taking a leave of absence from his studio, The Weinstein Company.
Republicans have pounced on the accusations due to Weinstein's widespread financial support of Democrats.
However, several prominent Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTreasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' MORE (D-Mass.), announced this week they would be donating Weinstein's contributions to their campaigns to charity instead.
The president's comments came exactly one year after the release of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape of him using lewd language to describe groping women.
When asked about the tape on Saturday, Trump dismissed it as he did one year ago as "locker room talk."