On Saturday, a Clinton Foundation spokesperson justified keeping Hollywood mogul and accused sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein’s $250,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation because it’s “used to help people across the world.”
Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian tweeted out, “Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world.”
— Craig Minassian (@MinassianMedia) October 14, 2017
Thing is, if this were President Donald Trump, you and I know that Clinton and every Democrat and Republican that stand in opposition to him would be calling on him to return the donation. In fact, we know they’ve done it in the past in which white supremacists simply voice support for him and they wanted Trump to speak out against them.
Fox News reports:
The foundation said Monday that donations, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000, have already been spent on projects, according to a statement provided to Fox News.
“We are a charity. Donations, these included, have been spent fighting childhood obesity and HIV/AIDS, combatting climate change, and empowering girls and women, and we have no plans to return them,” a Clinton Foundation spokesperson said.
The calls to return Weinstein’s money were prompted after multiple actresses have come forward and accused the Hollywood executive of sexual assault and rape, forcing numerous politicians and organization to grapple with the dilemma.
Dozens Democratic Party politicians – including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker – have pledged to donate their Weinstein’s contributions to charities focused on women’s rights.
Hillary Clinton said she was “shocked and appalled” after the sexual harassment allegations came against Weinstein, who hosted fundraisers for her in the past and donated more than $46,000 to her recent presidential campaign and other election efforts.
Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
“The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated,” she added. “Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
Sure, does anyone actually think Clinton was “shocked and appalled”? I’m not buying it. Where was she at when scores of women were calling out her husband’s sexual advances, rapes and assaults?
This is a woman that attacked women who accused her husband of sexually assaulting them and raping them when she knew how deviant Bill Clinton was/is.
“What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that,” she said on CNN. “I give 10% of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no – there’s no doubt about it.”
So, there’s no doubt in my mind that Clinton has known about Weinstein’s history in a similar manner to her husbands and of course, she’s gonna keep the money. Now, she’s merely attempting to justify the donation.
Look, I’m sure there are all sorts of organizations that receive money from all sorts of people in society and use the money for good, but honestly, the hypocrisy coming from Mrs. Clinton’s statement on the matter, in light of her own husband’s actions is what is appalling, but not shocking.