Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump on Friday for not taking accountability for his own history of sexual misconduct while criticizing others for theirs – and the man-sized child in the White House was not happy about it.
In a tweet Saturday morning, Trump told the 2016 popular vote winner to “get on with your life” but urged her to “give it another try in three years.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017
The Twitter tantrum came after Clinton dropped a much-needed dose of truth on Trump, saying in an interview that the president’s attacks on Democratic Sen. Al Franken are hollow given his own past of sexual misconduct.
“I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump,” Clinton said, referring to the two men not being accountable for their own actions, while Sen. Franken has admitted to and apologized for his.
She added: “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither.”
As a national reckoning appears to be underway and women in all industries and walks of life feel empowered to share their stories, it’s important to remember that the man currently holding the most powerful office in the world has isn’t just on tape bragging about his own sexual assault, but a total of 16 women have accused him of assault, harassment, or other sexual misconduct.
If Donald Trump wants to refight the last election with Hillary Clinton – which he repeatedly shows he does – then he shouldn’t be surprised when his unchecked sexual transgressions become part of the discussion.
If we’re lucky, this time he’ll actually be held accountable.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.