“It was like, ‘Oh he did something.’ ‘Oh, oh, oh, I resign. I quit. I quit,” Trump said of Franken, imitating the former comedian turned politician. “Wow. He was gone and he was replaced by somebody that nobody ever heard of.”
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was appointed by Minnesota’s governor to succeed Franken. She faces Republican Karin Housely in November.
Franken resigned after several women accusing him of groping or forcibly kissing them. An infamous photo showing Franken kiddingly molesting a sleeping coworker also didn’t help.