Of course Trump had no comment on Roy Moore. Here’s why…
Yesterday, Donald Trump ignored shouted questions about Alabama senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore after his press conference to tout supposed achievements coming out of his failed diplomatic tour of Asia.
You’d think that Trump would love to see Moore out of the race. Heck, Moore beat up on Trump’s hand-picked candidate Luther Strange — a humiliating loss for the former TV celeb whose mantra is winning like he’s never won before. Trump missed an ideal moment to deflect from the lackluster results of the Asia trip and slip the shiv deep into Moore’s chest.
But no. And the explanation is actually pretty obvious:
Trump’s dilemma is a unique one: how can he condemn Moore for facing accusations similar to those that he himself has faced?
“There is absolute risk for him to talk about it. From a political standpoint, it’s pure suicide,” GOP strategist and commentator Evan Siegfried told Newsweek Wednesday.
Trump has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at least 16 women. He has also faced allegations of raping a 13-year-old and of doing the same to his first wife (Trump has denied the allegations). Although Ivana Trump later said that she did not intend for her description to be used in the criminal sense, she nonetheless maintained that the event left her feeling “violated.”
Just weeks before last year’s election, Trump was caught on tape bragging about committing sexual assault in the infamous “Access Hollywood” recording.
In a perfect bit of timing, Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald just released a short video compiling claims of sexual assault against Trump by 16 women.
Clearly, Pervy Uncle Dotard doesn’t want to remind the public that his own sleazy behavior is likely as egregious as Moore’s.