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 John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say 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 McConnellRock the Vote President says Dem reform bill 'shines a light' on dark money The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's intraparty feuds divide Republicans Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP 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.

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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 FrankenGillibrand defends her call for Franken to resign Gillibrand: Aide who claimed sexual harassment was 'believed' Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE (D-Minn.), former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersOvernight Health Care: Pelosi asks how to pay for single-payer | Liberal groups want Dems to go bigger on drug prices | Surprise medical bill legislation could come soon Key Dem chairman voices skepticism on 'Medicare for all' bill Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill MORE Jr. (D-Mich) and former Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership 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.