How long did it take Hillary Clinton to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal? Five days. And still, even waiting that time, she couldn’t come up with any real condemnation of him.
Her statement released by her spokesperson from his Twitter account, not even her account even removed it one step from her.
Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
Now she’s talking about whether she will be giving any of Harvey Weinstein’s donations to her to charity. And her answer is similarly Clintonian.
She’s asked about whether she will donate the money. Her answer and her look are both a sight to behold. That imperious death stare, like how dare you ask me such a question!
Clinton received $17,400 personally to her campaigns and then received much more through his bundling and fundraising efforts.
He also gave the Clinton Foundation $250,000.
Fareed Zakaria asks her if she would call Weinstein a friend. She says, “I probably would have.” As though there was a question and he was just a guy she barely knew. Not the guy throwing her a fundraising birthday bash and making all those donations.
She says she didn’t know about his actions.
“I certainly didn’t, and I don’t know who did,” Clinton said.
From Daily Caller:
“Well, 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 said on CNN.
The donations will be part of the 10 percent of her income that she donates to charity every year, Clinton said, but was not specific on how much that amount is, when it would be, or where the money will go.
“I give 10% of my income to charity every year,” she said. “This will be part of that. There’s no doubt about it.”
Wait, confusion here.
If you give back 10% every year, how is doing the same thing and making no allowance for Weinstein’s money different?
Plus which, are you really going to give back 10% of all that he gave you? Just exactly how much was that?
Will you be sending back the $250,000 he gave the Clinton Foundation? Are you giving that to charity?
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and many Democratic politicians have already made similar moves. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats in Congress said they will donate money they received from Weinstein.
The DNC will donate more than $30,000 to women’s groups, which is only a small percentage of the total money received. And the charities which they are donating the money to are Democratically-aligned.
It’s like donating to yourself.
Weinstein donated $246,290 to the DNC since 1994, according to the conservative America Rising PAC.
One really has to wonder if Clinton will make any donation, particularly given that Clintonian answer. Further, if it’s given to a charity, what charity would that be? A Clinton charity?
— Tom M. (@TomMaleta) October 12, 2017
— Don🇺🇸Phillips (@phil4gop) October 12, 2017
Clinton says she's going to give the Weinstein donations to charity. Yeah, which one, Hillary? The Clinton Foundation? #ThursdayThoughts
— Cari Kelemen 🇺🇸 (@KelemenCari) October 12, 2017
Hillary doesn’t have the best reputation for honesty or dealing with cash.
When the folks from Backpage got in trouble for allegedly running ads that were related to child prostitution and it had donated to Democrats, many Democrats also said in that case, they would give the money away. Hillary had been given $5000.
She never gave it back, she kept it.
So yes, hopefully, people will follow up on this.