As a response to Senator Al Franken's words about President Trump during his resignation speech Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump, saying he treats women with "the highest level of respect".
“I think that the president treats, certainly as a woman myself, I’ve never felt treated with anything but the highest level of respect and been empowered to do my job and that’s what I’ve seen the president do day in and day out since I’ve been here and during the campaign,” Sanders told reporters at a press briefing.
In his speech, Franken referenced both Trump and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore:
I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of the sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.
Sanders reaffirmed the White House's position on accusations against the Trump.
“The president addressed the comments back during the campaign,” Sanders said. “We feel strongly that the people of this country also addressed that when they elected Donald Trump to be president, and I’ve addressed it several times from here and don't have anything new to add.”