Trump thinks sexual misconduct accusations taking down prominent men is out of control: report

Trump thinks sexual misconduct accusations taking down prominent men is out of control: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE has privately complained that the recent string of sexual misconduct allegations that have led to several powerful men in politics and media resigning or being fired is spinning out of control, Politico reported Monday.

In addition to his recent public support for embattled GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Trump questioned the credibility of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him in a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCan Manchin answer his predecessor's call on voting rights? Biden at Sen. John Warner's funeral: He 'gave me confidence' Democrats' narrow chance to retain control after 2022 MORE (R-Ky.), Politico reported.

Several women have in recent weeks accused Moore of sexual misconduct, including multiple women who said he made advances on them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.


Trump last week issued a full endorsement for Moore. In the time since, he has railed against Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, and urged voters to support Moore during a Friday rally in Pensacola, Fla.

Prior to his full endorsement, Trump downplayed the allegations, saying Moore “totally denies it.”

Women and men have come forward in recent months with sexual misconduct allegations against powerful media and political figures, including Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken to launch 15-stop comedy tour Democrats, GOP face crowded primaries as party leaders lose control Gillibrand: 'I definitely want to run for president again' MORE (D-Minn.), former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersCalifornia comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery Democrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations MORE Jr. (D-Mich) and former Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Arizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems MORE (R-Ariz.).

Franken, Conyers and Franks each announced their resignations from Congress last week, though Franken did not set a specific date for when he would step aside.

During the 2016 presidential race, several women came out and accused Trump of past sexual misconduct, and he was heard on a now infamous "Access Hollywood" tape bragging about groping women.