President Donald Trump addressed on Saturday the sexual harassment scandal that’s engulfed power producer Harvey Weinstein following an explosive New York Times report chronicling decades of allegations.
According to the White House pool report, Trump said he’s known Weinstein for a long time. “I’m not at all surprised to see it,” he said when reporters asked about the sexual assault allegations waged by multiple women against Weinstein.
When asked about the correlation between the Weinstein controversy and his own following the leak of an “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump made crude remarks about a reporter, he said, “That’s locker room (talk)” — the same response he gave last year when the audio was first released.
Several White House correspondents who were congregated outside the White House before Trump left for North Carolina also shared his remarks on social media.
“JUST IN: Trump on Harry Weinstein: I’ve known him a long time, I’m not surprised,” NBC News’ Peter Alexander tweeted from the scene.