Since we last reported on the scandal swirling around movie boss Harvey Weinstein, the list of allegations leveled against him has grown from sexual assault to include rape. But until recently, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who both counted Weinstein as an influential supporter, remained silent.
Weinstein did more than just talk himself up as an enemy of the NRA; he also donated generously to Clinton’s presidential campaign, in which she promised to gut the Second Amendment. On Tuesday she finally issued a short statement condemning her longtime supporter: “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. 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 behavior.”
Former President Barack Obama likewise received campaign donations from Weinstein and even sent his daughter Malia to intern with his company. Later in the day, he and his wife, Michelle, released their own brief statement condemning him.Meanwhile, Hollywood figures continue to speak up and claim that Weinstein’s misdeeds were widely rumored. But with deep pockets and a deep hatred of the Second Amendment, who could afford to be bothered too much about his character?
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