October 12, 2017
Hillary never could have expected Harvey Weinstein was a pervert.
This… this almost saddens me a little bit.
As much as Hillary Clinton is an enemy of mine, she is also a character in the great drama.
And the type of character she is is the type that never gives back any money under any circumstance to anyone, no matter what.
Sure, she held out a week while the whole world was dumping Weinstein cash, but I would have preferred so much for the Clinton to simply laugh when asked to dump the money.
Hopefully, we find out that she is somehow funneling it back to herself.
Hillary Clinton says she is giving the Democratic donations Harvey Weinstein gave her to charity.
Clinton, who remained silent for five days after the Weinstein scandal broke, told CNN Wednesday ‘There’s no one to give it back to. What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is that they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that.’
Clinton added ‘I give 10 per cent of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no doubt about it.’
So she’s going to include it in the 10% “because I’m a billionaire AND a liberal” charity dump.
Weinstein raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Clinton, going back to her first campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in New York.
‘I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way,’ she said of Weinstein’s alleged behavior. ‘And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.’
Clinton said Wednesday that she would have considered Weinstein a friend. ‘People in Democratic politics for a couple of decades appreciated his help and support,’ she said.
‘And people who never spoke out before having the courage to speak out, just clearly demonstrates that this behavior that he engaged in, cannot be tolerated and cannot be overlooked.’
I love it when she says stuff like that.
Clinton waited five days after the Weinstein scandal broke, before she finally spoke out on Tuesday and released a statement.
She issued the statement through her spokesman saying his behavior ‘cannot be tolerated’ – shortly after Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie said they too were victims.
‘I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,’ Clinton said.
‘The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behaviour.’
The statement ended her silence, but now the crucial issue of the vast amount of cash Weinstein donated directly to her and her family has been answered.
The final pressure to speak up came from Tim Kaine, her running mate.
Speaking on CNN’s New Day, he said: ‘Any leader should condemn this. These allegations are low-life behavior.
‘Whether it’s in government, business or media, it’s unacceptable and you’ve got to call it out.’
At least seven Democrats and the Democratic National Committee stepped forward to say they are returning Weinstein’s campaigns donations or re-gifting them to charity.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, both considered likely contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said they will donate Weinstein’s contributions to charity.
Senators Al Franken, Kristen Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, and Martin Heinrich also vowed to return the money.
The Democratic National Committee, which received over $250,000 from Weinstein since 2003, also said it would donate $30,000 to women’s groups.
All of that was before Hillary even made a statement on it.
Which, I guess, is good enough.
She pretty much only did this with a gun to her head and her former running mate publicly calling her out.