President Donald Trump has a new nickname for Al Franken, hours after the Minnesota senator was accused of sexual misconduct: Al Frankenstein.
Trump weighed in on the latest congressional scandal Thursday night, tweeting about a photo that appeared to show Franken groping Los Angeles-based radio host Leeann Tweeden.
“The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? …..” Trump tweeted.
Trump continued: “And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?”
Trump appeared to be referring to resurfaced rape jokes Franken made in the past about journalist Lesley Stahl. The comments were reported in a 1995 New York Magazine article.
Franken apologized earlier on Thursday for the accusations from Tweeden. She had accused Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006 during a USO trip to Afghanistan.
Trump’s acknowledgement of the accusations against Franken comes at the same time that he has distanced himself from Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing and harassing teenage girls when he was in his 30s.