Surprisingly, "Fox and Friends" brought up Trump's past sexual assault history and the Access Hollywood tape. They tried to make it about "the left" accusing Trump to "distract" from the Weinstein case but really, who buys that? Weinstein and Trump are literally two peas in a pod: powerful perverts whose money and threats of legal action have protected them from the consequences of their abuse of women.
But of course, Fox and Friends has to defend Trump.
So they bring on conservative talk radio host and Trump supporter Larry Elder, who immediately counter-attacks and makes this startling claim: "Oh, for crying out loud -- whatever Donald Trump has done is child's play compared to this."
In conservative circles, what is the minimum number of women assaulted by a man for him to be held accountable?
Fox and Friends was disturbed that Hillary Clinton brought up Trump's sexual assault. Conservative outlets have been ignoring the similarities between Trump and Weinstein and instead focused on Weinstein's past donations to Democrats.
Larry's first salvo was weird even for him.
Elder replied, "Nice try, first of all President Trump has not admitted to being a sexual assaulter at all so that's hashtag "fake news."
Nice try, Larry. First of all, what alleged sexual assaulter like, say, a Bill Cosby, EVER openly admit they are indeed a sexual criminal?
But in this case, we do have a suspected assaulter telling us his thoughts on the subject. We have an actual tape from Access Hollywood where Trump admits to being a serial sexual predator and assaulter of women.
On the tape Trump said, “I moved on her. I did try and f*ck her. She was married."
After putting some Tic-Tacs in his mouth so his breath isn't bad when he prepares to assault Arianne Zucker he said, "You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything - Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Then Elder used Kellyanne Conway's playbook and talking points to deflect Trump from any wrongdoing by bringing up Bill Clinton, like they did during the campaign.
See, even if I did assault women, what about you? It's the "I know you are but what am I" defense.
Elder was enraged that the media didn't swallow Trump's tactics of re-litigating the entire 90's again after his tape was released, including Paula Jones and called Democratic hypocrites for not doing so.
"Phony, hypocritical, double standard," Elder said.
After Larry was finished, Steve Doocy read off some tweets from "Hollywood" types tying Trump's proclivities to Harvey Weinstein.
Elder didn't like that either.
Doocy asked, "You say?"
Larry replied, "Oh, for crying out loud. Harvey Weinstein has had now I think over 30 accusations of sexual assault including five accusations of rape. Whatever Donald Trump has done is child's play compared to this."
Elder then attacked Hollywood celebs who he didn't come forward before and out Weinstein's behavior.
As Buzzfeed recorded and as Think Progress linked, 39 women have come forward against Weinstein, but 15 women came forward against Trump!
Fifteen women went public against Trump. If there's fifteen then there's probably many more. Just watch him in action back in 2011.
And Larry, certainly there were many people at Fox News, who knew what was going on with their top dog, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, and stayed silent.
So who are the real hypocrites, Larry?
And how many women would Trump have to assault for it to be too many for you?
It's Trump, and he gets infinity times to do whatever he wants as far as Fox and Friends is concerned..