NYC's De Blasio Says Trump Should Be Investigated Like Weinstein

(Bloomberg) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter on Friday to use the arrest of film producer Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to call for a similar investigation of President Donald Trump.

“We’re seeing justice served today in the case of Harvey Weinstein,” de Blasio said in his Twitter message. “But it begs the question: When so many women have come forward to accuse @realDonaldTrump of sexual harassment, how is there no investigation?”

De Blasio, a self-described progressive who has been in a give-and-take feud with the president since before Trump’s 2016 election, has attacked Trump’s policies as divisive and favoring the wealthy.

Trump has been accused by at least 16 women of inappropriate behavior, including sexual harassment or assault. The president, who boasted of groping women in a 2005 video recording released in October 2016, has denied the allegations.

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