Trump, who has been accused multiple times of sexual harassment, has commented on the allegations against Weinstein.
A year after the release of Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape documenting his salacious comments towards women, the president wants the public to know he isn’t “surprised” about the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer and The Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time,” Trump told reporters outside the White House, as seen in a video posted online by CNN Saturday. “I’m not at all surprised to see it.”
When asked by one of the reporters if he thinks Weinstein’s actions were inappropriate, Trump responded by saying, “Well, he says they were inappropriate.”
CNN reporter Elizabeth Landers tweeted that she asked POTUS how Weinstein’s behavior differed from the lewd comments he made in the “Access Hollywood” tape. In response, Trump brushed off the tape, in which he brags about groping women, chalking it up once again to “locker room talk.” (Trump used the same explanation when the video was first released.)
Both Trump and Weinstein have been accused of sexual misconduct.