Within the eyes of U.S. President Donald Trump, an American basketball participant caught shoplifting in China is a “very massive deal,” however accusations of sexual assault towards teenage women by an Alabama Senate candidate don’t imply a lot.
“Properly, he denies it,” mentioned Trump of Republican Roy Moore, including “and by the best way he completely denies it.”
In order that’s that.
Case closed, within the eyes of the president.
Because the previous saying goes, ‘folks in glass homes shouldn’t throw stones.’
And when that home is the White Home, and the person who occupies it has himself been accused of sexual assault, there isn’t precisely room to return out and condemn such allegations towards one other man.
In spite of everything, if Trump entertained the concept the Roy Moore accusations is perhaps true, that will open the door to the accusations towards him additionally being true.
However as a substitute of merely staying silent, Trump has determined the Moore scandal is definitely rife for political acquire.
“We don’t want a liberal particular person in there,” mentioned Trump of Moore’s opponent, explaining why electing an accused youngster molester was nonetheless preferable to electing a Democrat.
Then he went on to blast Moore’s opponent, a profession prosecutor, as “dangerous on crime.”
Briefly, the president of the USA simply endorsed the candidacy of a person accused of sexually assaulting a teenage lady, as a result of he wants Roy Moore’s vote within the Senate.
Trump did this even though members of his personal Republican Celebration have urged Moore to withdraw from the race.
He even contradicted the speaking factors from his personal White Home press secretary, who spent days saying the administration believed it was as much as the voters of Alabama to resolve who their subsequent Senator could be.
Roy Moore will get the good thing about the doubt from the very best workplace within the land. His feminine accusers get nothing. But when accusations of sexual misconduct contain a liberal, like Senator Al Franken, or Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Trump is all too comfortable to pounce on the accused.
The Al Frankenstien image is admittedly dangerous, speaks a thousand phrases. The place do his palms go in footage 2, three, four, 5 & 6 whereas she sleeps? …..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017
There’s no tenet right here. This isn’t about morals or values. It’s all concerning the politics.
That is how Donald Trump has come to function.
When he thinks a unfavorable story about another person is nice for him he’ll personally hype it up. When the information is perhaps damaging to him, his celebration or his pursuits, he’ll dismiss all of it as unfaithful and not using a second thought.
Take the findings of U.S. intelligence companies just like the CIA and NSA that Russia interfered within the 2016 American election.
To today, the president nonetheless publically casts doubt these conclusions. He’d moderately take the phrase of the man accused of sponsoring that meddling.
“Each time he sees me, he says: ‘I didn’t try this.’ And I imagine — I actually imagine — that when he tells me that, he means it,” mentioned Trump after his latest tête-à-tête with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The concept that an American president would imagine an adversarial overseas chief over his personal intelligence companies is astonishing till you do not forget that accepting the concept Russian election interference occurred would possibly make Trump’s victory appear much less reliable.
After practically one yr in workplace, the president has made it clear he’s usually pushed by self-preservation and self-interest alone.
It’s as if he has brazenly declared that the one reality that issues, is the reality that fits him.
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