President Donald Trump mocked former senator Al Franken Thursday night for resigning from Congress so quickly after he was accused of harassment, marking the president’s most recent contentious comments about the #MeToo movement.
At Thursday’s rally, Trump seemed to criticize Franken for not fighting back against the charges – as Trump has done when facing charges of harassment.
“Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? Man. Man. He was gone so fast. I don’t want to mention Al Franken’s name, OK? So I won’t mention it. He was gone so fast. It was like, oh, he did something. ‘Oh, oh, oh, I resign. I quit, I quit.’ Wow. He was gone and he was replaced by somebody that nobody ever heard of. Her name is Tina Smith,” Trump told the Minnesota crowd to cheers.
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