While appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with host Jake Tapper, former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo attacked Hillary Clinton and expressed doubts in GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s accusers.
Michael Caputo was at one time a Trump campaign aide during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He was later forced to resign over an immature and unprofessional tweet he made after Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was fired.
Caputo’s response to Lewandowski’s firing:
— That Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) June 20, 2016
Caputo made it clear in his resignation later that he was forced to resign, saying:
‘I regret sending out a tweet today alluding to the firing of Corey Lewandowski. In hindsight, that was too exuberant a reaction to this personnel move. I know this is a distraction from the kind of campaign you want to run, so I’m resigning my position as director of communications for caucus operations at the 2016 Republican Convention.’
Sunday, Caputo joined a panel on CNN’s State of the Union, where he expressed doubts about the women who have come forward claiming that Rep. Roy Moore sexually assaulted them, including one woman who claims Moore sexually abused her when she was only 14 years old. Caputo says these women “should not be believed.”
Caputo told the CNN panel:
‘If the people of Alabama have their choice I think if these allegations against Moore are true then he should step down. But I don’t know that I believe anything that comes out of people’s mouths in the last five weeks of the campaign.’
Rep. Robin Kelly noted:
‘You said that this is a joke.’
Caputo snapped back:
‘Please! You can’t join this “Me Too” stuff at everyone. The problem with this “Me Too” stuff is that it always goes too far. People are wanting to throw Al Franken out. That’s ridiculous.’
Sen. Al Franken was accused of sexual assault but the specifics of the accusations made against him by one grown woman pale in comparison to the accusations that have been made about GOP hopeful Roy Moore molesting a 14 year old child.
Amanda Carpenter, a conservative commentator appearing on the panel, interrupted Caputo’s rant to add that sexual abuse allegations should automatically be “disqualifying for federal office or any other political office.”
Still Caputo insisted that was too harsh, saying:
‘Throwing people out of office, I think it’s overkill. And here’s what going to happen next, as this “Me Too” thing goes forward, there’s going to be accusations made against Trump campaign people or Trump White House people. This agenda is pointing eventually towards Donald Trump. This is all about getting to Donald Trump.’
The segment can be watched below in a video courtesy of CNN’s
Of course, no deflection from the real reason why Trump will likely and ultimately be punished by women speaking out about men in power sexually assaulting them, like the fact that he admitted to using his power to assault women, would be complete if the Clintons weren’t brought back to the forefront.
Former President Bill Clinton faced a truly mortifying impeachment process following an affair with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
Here are some of the top reactions to the conversation being flipped:
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