Ronald Klain: ‘The Fact That Roy Moore Was a Predator’ ‘Was a Desirable Factor’ for Trump

On MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Ronald Klain who served Chief of Staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore and as a Senior Aide to President Obama, and is currently General Counsel at Revolution stated that “the fact that Roy Moore was a predator was not a factor that kept Donald Trump from endorsing him, but was a desirable factor in his candidacy for Donald Trump.”

Klain said, “I think it’s a huge loss for Trump, for the reasons just stated, for the obviously, loss of a Senate seat and putting the Senate in play in 2018. But I think most of all for the reason you just mentioned [the allegations against Moore and the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape]. I think the fact that Roy Moore was a predator was not a factor that kept Donald Trump from endorsing him, but was a desirable factor in his candidacy for Donald Trump. He thought today he would be able to say, ‘See? The voters decided this doesn’t matter. See? Shut up, stop talking about the women who are accusing me. The voters put a child molester in the Senate.’ And instead of putting this to rest, the rebuke that we got, that that movement got — that idea — Trump idea got, in the sixth-most Republican state in the country, is a wake-up call that his #MeToo movement has huge momentum, even in red states, and that there’s a reckoning coming for President Trump on this issue.”

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