New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York in September. (Seth Wenig, AP)
It took three hours for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign on Monday night after being charged with assault by four women in a New York article.
Equally fast was the response of the allies of President Trump, a long-time nemesis of the Attorney General. While the president himself had ignored the news early Tuesday morning, numerous Trump supporters inside and outside the White House were looking forward to Schneider's resignation. The attorney general became the last powerful figure to fall in disgrace in the midst of the #MeToo movement and was one of Trump's most prominent political enemies, who were affected by misconduct charges.
Four women accused Schneiderman of suffocating them during the Romantic and repeatedly slapping relationships, denying charges to the Attorney General. Schneiderman was a vociferous opponent of Trump, pursuing a series of legal actions against his policy as president, and filed numerous lawsuits against his companies long before he took office. He was also one of Trump's favorite targets.
Conservative commentators and vocal Trump supporters happily pointed to social media posts featuring Schneiderman as the victim of sexual abuse or accused Harvey Weinstein, a tweets they called hypocritical. Meanwhile, Trump's critics fired on those who quickly condemned Schneiderman while defending a president accused of inappropriate behavior or sexual assault by more than a dozen women. While Trump has accused democrats accused of misconduct, as did former Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), He has accused the Republicans and allies, including former Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) And former Fox News, given a passport host Bill O & # 39; Reilly
Kellyanne Conway, Advisor to the President, and Donald Trump Jr., one of the president's sons, both shared a tweet from Schneiderman last October. "No one is above the law, and I will remind President Trump and his government every day," Schneiderman wrote in a tweet.
"Gotcha," Kellyanne Conway wrote in response.
"You said" Trump Jr. wrote as an answer.
The son of the president continued the Schneiderian on Twitter throughout the evening. He shared a tweet from last month in which Schneiderman congratulated the New Yorker and the New York Times on their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Harvey-Weinstein scandal and the brave women and men who complained about their sexual harassment Hands uttered by powerful men.
"Self-esteem: 0," Trump Jr. tweeted, "Or much less than that."
Trump Jr. reflected the paternal tweets about Schneiderman from earlier years and mocked the "excessive use of eyeliner" by the Justice Minister. 19659012] He published a tweet from the Attorney General last september in which Schneiderman wrote: Survivors of sexual assault, what happened to you, is unscrupulous, we have your back and we fight for you. "
" That's not good, " Trump Jr. Dana Loesch, the spokeswoman for the NRA, also shared the tweet, "Fighting women literally is not the same as fighting women."
Several Trump supporters released photos on social media by Schneiderman with Hillary Clinton and some right-wing media outlets underscored the collaboration between Schneider's office and special adviser Robert S. Muller III. (The Attorney General's Office helped Mueller investigate Paul Manafort and his financial transactions in August.)
Hundreds of White House commentators and allies eagerly dug a Tweet by Trump in September 2013, in he compared Schneiderman with two other out-of-favor New York politicians, Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor who stepped down during a prostitution scandal, and former MP Anthony Weiner (D-NY). (19659021) "Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next is lightweight AG Eric Schneiderman," Trump tweeted in 2013. "Is he a rogue? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner."
"Most of Schneiderman, who is finally facing his day of reckoning, is the fact that Trump predicted his fall in 2013, "wrote the conservative website Gateway Pundit Monday night.
The headline on a related story on the Conservative website of Daily Wire read: "STABLE GENIUS: Trump warned about New York AG Schneiderman in 2013."
Fox News host Trace Gallagher said in a news segment "It's interesting to note" Trump's Tweet, which predicts Schneiderman's fall.
During the #Metoo movement, Fox News commentators relentlessly claimed the innocence of accused men until proven guilty. Hosts such as Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are known to throw holes in the mainstream media in coverage of such matters. But when it came to the explosive New Yorker article that was released on Monday night, Carlson called it "well-founded."
"No one has promoted his career through the me-too movement more than New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman," Carlson said on his Monday night show. "Now in one of those ironies that can only happen in 2018, a well-designed New York piece says four women claim Schneiderman is the worst abuser of all."
He said that these are just allegations that Schneiderman has denied, "if they are true, a person will certainly be affirmed," Carlson said. He cited the President's 2013 tweet, claiming that he showed "remarkable, almost uncanny foresight".
"Either he has amazing luck on Twitter, or you should ask the President what numbers he should take in the lottery tomorrow," Carlson said.
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