Serial abuser of women Trump is presenting us with a new standard: men who deny the accusations of sexual abuse and call the women liars are to be believed, and the women’s voices dismissed. Suckers like Al Franken and Charlie Rose who own up are losers and deserve to be thrown out of work.
That allows Trump to mock Al Franken, but support Roy Moore — and to continue to dismiss his own behavior as mere “locker room talk”.
My fervent hope is this: if the same tide that took down Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, Michael Orestes, Roger Ailes and others continues to roll, I hope it overtakes Trump as well. Maybe Ronan Farrow, the journalist who reported on Harvey Weinstein, will turn his prodigious talent to revealing the full story on Trump. That would be the best story of all.