Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement on Tuesday condemning the actions of Harvey Weinstein, the entertainment mogul who stands accused of multiple incidences of sexual harassment against women over the past few decades. Weinstein was a long time donor for the Democratic party and the Obamas’ eldest daughter, Malia, reportedly interned with The Weinstein Company this past summer.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama condemn Harvey Weinstein amid pressure to disavow the Democratic donor https://t.co/dqAChToIlr
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 10, 2017
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, then-Pres Obama attended Dem fundraisers hosted by Harvey Weinstein, raising in excess of $5-million.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 10, 2017
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 5, 2017
Gayle King defends Barack and Michelle Obama, saying they were unaware of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment https://t.co/61vx0r043e
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 9, 2017
We have so many miles to go before the appropriate questions are asked. We will get there, but so many have suffered along the way.
— Barbara Holton (@anteupannie) October 10, 2017
THAT is how you respond to sexual predators and a culture that supports them. https://t.co/GBNxjylJyX
— Amanda Parriag (@AmandaParriag) October 10, 2017
Good question: Not a single Hollywood friend of the Obamas called them up to warn them when Malia went to intern at the Weinstein Company?
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton broke her silence about longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. https://t.co/yn9VoFM3Fh
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) October 10, 2017
And while people, for the most part, seemed appreciative of the Obamas’ statement, there were those who weren’t quite convinced of their honesty.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 7, 2017
Loving these high profile "I am aghast that Harvey Weinstein is a monster but we were happy to take his money, benefit from his influence". https://t.co/9BGgS9X332
— Heather Hear (@heather_hear) October 10, 2017
Now that the Obamas have spoken out against Weinstein along with Hillary Clinton, it will be interesting to see which other major figures in the Democratic party will speak out in regards to Weinstein. Donald Trump also issued a statement, in which he said he was “not surprised” by Weinstein’s accusations.