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Conway: Trump Hit Franken as Moore Story Is '8 Days Old'

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By    |   Friday, 17 November 2017 12:12 PM

President Donald Trump tweeted about complaints of sexual impropriety against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, but did not respond to questions about Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday because Moore's story is "eight days old," his counselor, Kellyanne Conway, said Friday.

"Al Franken was a new news story yesterday, and the president weighs in as he does on the news of the day," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "The Roy Moore story is eight days old."

Trump, she added, put out a statement about Moore during his trip to Asia, and through White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who reported the president has determined that the people of Alabama should be who sorts out what will happen with Moore. 

Meanwhile, Conway also said that two Democratic senators, Franken and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, are facing investigations, with show co-host Sandra Smith pointing out that Menendez is being scrutinized not because of sexual allegations but instead after his trial on bribery charges ended in a deadlocked jury.

"Neither of the delegations look very positive for those two and their party, which has been on a high horse of late about sexual assault," said Conway. "I tried to make this an issue last year. Nobody listened. Good for having the conversation. Not so good for their own members to seem ensnared in this."

Meanwhile, there is a lot on the docket in upcoming weeks, when work will continue on tax reform, and Conway described Thursday as a "tale of two Washingtons."

"You had Republicans on a party line vote," she said. "No Democrat could see the massive of passing a middle class tax cut for their constituents. They don't want to reduce the corporate rate to help our job creators to reinvest in their own businesses. They don't want to repatriate the tax code and simplify the tax code."

She also said the White House is "very happy that at I think for once swamp speed is actually catching up to Trump speed" when it comes to tax relief.

"We like the fact that both house and Senate plans comply with the president's four stated principles for tax cuts and tax relief," she said. "Simplification, repatriation. It benefits the middle class and job creators get a much-needed break so we're no longer the most taxed country in the entire world. It makes no sense."

Repealing the Obamacare individual mandate is also a smart move, said Conway, as even Democrats have admitted it's a tax.

"Obamacare has left 28 million Americans still without coverage and so that's a huge tax burden on average families," she said.

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President Donald Trump tweeted about complaints of sexual impropriety against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, but did not respond to questions about Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday because Moore's story is "eight days old," his counselor,...
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