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

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President Trump 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 McConnell (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.{mosads}

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 Franken (D-Minn.), former Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich) and former Rep. Trent Franks (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.

Tags Al Franken Donald Trump John Conyers Mitch McConnell Sexual misconduct Trent Franks

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