Magazine article Variety

A Good Time for Trump to Shut Up

Magazine article Variety

A Good Time for Trump to Shut Up

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For Donald Trump to weigh in (naturally, via Twitter), on the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal, or any such behavior that he himself has been accused of, is laughable. Hypocritical. Pathetic.

"Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News? Check out Andy Lack's past!" he tweeted Nov. 29.

I loved what Ava DuVernay tweeted back at him: "You're next." Wishful thinking, but still ... More than a dozen women - by some accounts at least 16 - have accused Trump of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct. He called the accusations "fake news," and his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, had the audacity to call the women liars at a late October White House media briefing.

Trump has gone so far as to suggest privately that the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape, in which he's caught on camera and a hot mic boasting about grabbing women by their genitals, was not authentic. Gee, last year when the tape surfaced, he said it was authentic. …

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