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by TrumpShop.Net on Oct 05, 2018

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team October 4 at 10:17 PM ROCHESTER, Minn. — President Trump mocked former senator Al Franken Thursday night for resigning from Congress so quickly after he was accused of sexual harassment and groping women, marking the president’s most recent contentious comments about the #MeToo movement. “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, okay? 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. Franken resigned in January amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. A photo that emerged in November showed Franken appearing to grope the breasts of a journalist while on a USO tour in 2006. When the allegations arose last year, Democrats were divided on whether Franken should leave the Senate. At Thursday’s rally, Trump seemed to criticize Franken for not fighting back against the charges — as Trump has done when facing charges of sexual harassment or groping from women. “You’ve got to deny, deny, deny and push back on these women,” Trump previously told a friend facing sexual assault allegations, according to Bob Woodward’s book “Fear.” He did not attack Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota lawmaker and a top-ranking official in the Democratic Party who is running for state attorney general, for accusations that he physically and emotionally abused his former girlfriend. Ellison has denied the charges. Still, the president showed more caution than earlier in the week about his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh. He refrained from attacking Christine Blasey Ford as he did Tuesday night in Mississippi, when he imitated Ford’s

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