White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders no doubt intended to mount a stout defense of the president of the United States.
It somehow seemed to fall a bit flat, sounded a bit hollow.
Sanders was asked about the accusation that Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken groped and kissed a TV news anchor when the two of them were on a USO tour in 2006. Franken — who hadn’t yet joined the Senate — has acknowledged doing it and has apologized for his actions.
What about the myriad accusations that have been leveled against Donald J. Trump? Sanders said they differ from what Franken has confronted.
According to the Huffington Post:
“I think that this was covered pretty extensively during the campaign,” Sanders said. “We addressed that then. The American people, I think, spoke very loud and clear when they elected this president.”
“How is this different?” the reporter asked.
“I think in one case specifically, Sen. Franken has admitted wrongdoing, and the president hasn’t,” Sanders replied. “I think that’s a very clear distinction.”
Yep. There you have it. The president hasn’t admitted to anything … as if he ever admits to doing a single wrong thing.
To be fair, none of the allegations against Trump has been proved — although he was recorded on a 2005 audio recording all but acknowledging that he could grab women by their “p****” if he felt like it.