Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning' Following Franken Announcement

White House downplays Trump's slurred speech

The tide against the former comedian turned decisively Wednesday, when leading Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, called on him to step down.

"So I think he's in pretty good health", he said. Sanders, one of Trump's sharpest critics, was speaking after calling on Democratic Senator Al Franken to step down amid a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. In December 2015, Trump's campaign released a remarkable letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein - the son of Trump's longtime physician, Jacob Bornstein - attesting to the candidate's vigor.

Appearing on CBS This Morning, Sanders was asked why there is growing pressure on Franken to resign while Republican Roy Moore has not been forced to pull out of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. "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".

The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them. Trump later dismissed these comments as "locker room talk", but they were a driving force behind the popular Women's March and related "pussyhats". "Nothing more than that", Sanders said. "We are finally addressing the issue of sexual harassment, and we need to get it right", Sanders said.

Sanders said the country needs a "cultural revolution" to change how women are treated. "But the conversation we are having now is only the tip of the iceberg". Shortly after, Sanders reiterated his point about Trump on Twitter.

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