Trump Mocks Al Franken At Rally For Resigning After Misconduct Claims | THR News

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Articles

Trump Mocks Al Franken At Rally For Resigning After Misconduct Claims | THR News


Don’t miss the American Music Awards on Tuesday night on ABC. At a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, President Donald Trump took shots at former Minnesota lawmaker Al Franken for resigning from the Senate after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The move came just two days after the president evoked criticism from lawmakers in his own party for making fun of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a different rally. On that occasion, Trump drew laughs from his supporters as he, often incorrectly, cited Dr. Fords testimony against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Jeff Flake called his actions “kind of appalling” while Sen. Susan Collins labelled them as “just plain wrong,” and Sen. Lisa Murkowski said they were “wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable.” On Thursday night Trump began talking about comedian-turned-politician Franken after criticizing Sen. Tina Smith. “She took a wacky guy’s place,” he said, adding later, “Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? Man, he was gone so fast. He was gone so fast, I don’t want to mention Al Franken’s name, okay, so I won’t mention it,” he said to boos in the crowd. Added Trump, “It was like, ‘I did something? Oh, I resign, I quit.’ Wow, he was gone, and he was replaced by somebody nobody had ever heard of.” Franken resigned from his post last December after Democratic colleagues in the Senate called for him to step down following three weeks of sexual misconduct allegations. The former comedian was accused of touching and kissing women without their consent and in one case, there was a photograph of the alleged misconduct. While making the announcement of his resignation, Franken maintained that “some” of the allegations against him were false. To read more on this story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Lyndsey Rodrigues.

1 Comment

  • what a grade A idiot the Orangeman is.  Release Lee Harvey, please!  Who in America would loan money to this buffoon OR trust them with their daughter.  Even Ivanna doesn't trust him with her daughter.

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