BY AVERY ANAPOL – 11/17/17 04:39 PM EST
CNN host Jake Tapper torched President Trump Friday over his “double standard” treatment of sexual misconduct scandals.
On “The Lead,” Tapper shared the photos and stories of 12 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault between the 1980s and 2000s.
Tapper called out the president for attacking Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over his own sexual misconduct allegations but maintaining that the women who have accused Trump are lying.
“In Trump’s world, we’re supposed to believe the very compelling claims of Leeann Tweeden,” Tapper said, referring to Franken’s accuser. “But we are not supposed to believe these women — at least 12 women who have brought forward claims, on the record, about President Trump’s past behavior.”
Trump repeatedly denied the claims during his campaign. The White House has said that its official stance is that the women who have accused him of kissing and groping them without consent, as he bragged of doing on a leaked “Access Hollywood” tape, are lying.
“Total fabrication, the events never happened,” Trump said during the campaign. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
Tapper noted that the only suit filed so far has been one of the accusers suing Trump for defamation.
Tapper also noted that Trump has refused to say whether he believes the seven women who have accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of engaging in sexual misconduct with them as teenagers, although several GOP senators and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, have said they believe the women who accused Moore.
“Why do you believe the Roy Moore accusers, but you do not believe those who accuse Donald Trump?” Tapper asked.
He ended the segment with a warning to Trump that if he continues to criticize other alleged offenders, journalists will continue to point out the “rank hypocrisy” of it given the allegations against him.
“People in glass White Houses shouldn’t throw stones,” he said.