President Donald Trump called Al Franklin, the Minnesota Democratic senator who announced his resignation last week after allegations he touched woman inappropriately, to find out what it’s like to feel shame.
“Is it painful? Is it awkward? What is it?” Trump reportedly asked Franken in the call, which came not long after Franken gave his resignation speech on the Senate floor.
News of the call was first reported in The New York Times based on anonymous White House sources.
According to the account, Trump called because he was convinced Franken wouldn’t resign but rather would defiantly ride out the media storm like Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the Senate who has been accused of molesting girls when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has refused to quit the race and instead has called his accusers liars.
“To say Trump was shocked that Franken decided to resign would be an understatement,” the White House source said. “He kept wandering around the Oval Office wondering what game Franken was playing, because he couldn’t grasp that a sitting senator would voluntarily leave his position just because of a few accusations by women and a picture showing him with a smirk on his face and his hands cupped over a sleeping woman’s chest. So, he picked up the phone and said he had to know what this ‘shame’ thing was all about.”
Although the source couldn’t hear what Franken was saying, Trump appeared to have trouble grasping whatever it was Franken was saying. “I remember Trump was sitting there shaking his head in disbelief,” the source said.
Trump ended the call saying he was glad he didn’t understand “this shame thing” because he would never be able to enact his agenda if he did. “After he hung up the phone he turned up the volume on the TV and watched some of the commentary on Franken’s resignation speech,” the White House source said. “He kept muttering something about how he just didn’t understand some people. I think that’s why he likes Roy Moore. He understands him, and he made that point when a commercial came on. He said he gets Roy Moore and he’ll be able to work with him in the Senate. But Franken—that guy’s a mystery.
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