President Donald Trump took shots at Al Franken during a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, on Thursday, mocking the former Democratic senator for “folding like a wet rag” and resigning after sexual misconduct allegations, The New York Times reported.
Trump’s speech at Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center drew a capacity crowd of 10,000, with nearly 2,000 more watching on giant screens outside, city officials told the Star Tribune.
The president mentioned Franken while referencing Tina Smith, who was appointed to Franken’s Senate seat after he resigned, the Times reported.
“Nobody knows who the hell she is,” Trump said. “She took a wacky guy’s place.
“He was wacky. Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? Man. Man. He was gone so fast -- “I don’t want to mention Al Franken’s name, OK, so I won’t mention.
“Oh, he did something,” Trump continued. “‘Oh, oh, oh, I resign, I quit.’”
Franken resigned in January after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were raised, the Washington Post reported. A photo showed Franken appearing to grope the breasts of a journalist while on a USO tour in 2006, the newspaper reported.
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