President Trump waded into Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal Saturday, saying he’s “not at all surprised” by the allegations.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One for a GOP fundraiser in North Carolina.
“I’m not at all surprised to see it.”
Trump spoke out two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against the famed producer spanning nearly three decades.
Trump’s comments came two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein (pictured).
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The story included an account from actress Ashley Judd who said Weinstein once invited her up to his hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe and asked her to watch him shower.
A ballooning number of women have come forward with similar claims in the past 48 hours.
Trump knows well what it feels like to be at the center of a sexual harassment scandal.
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His presidential campaign was plunged into turmoil last year when a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape emerged in which Trump boasted of grabbing women by their genitals.
Trump was asked Saturday how the allegations against Weinstein differ from his own comments.
“That’s locker room. That’s locker room,” Trump said.