“Michelle Obama loved Harvey Weinstein.” Donald Trump attacks after the rape conviction of film magnate
President Donald Trump attacked Democrats, including Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, as “fans” of Harvey Weinstein in his first remarks about the conviction of the rapist Tuesday.
“The people who liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him, “he said at a press conference in New Delhi in response to a question from DailyMail.com.
“I’ve never been a Harvey fan, as you know,” he said. “He was a person I didn’t like.
“I knew him because he was in New York.” In fact, he, his wife Melania and Weinstein, and his wife Georgina Chapman were photographed together in 2009.
Attack: Donald Trump used a press conference in New Delhi to claim that Michelle Obama “loved, loved” Harvey Weinstein as he spoke in the aftermath of the filmmogol rape conviction
“Michelle Obama loved Harvey Weinstein.” The accusation of Donald Trump apparently referred to the then first lady who called the film magnate a ‘powerhouse’ and ‘great’ in a White House workshop on careers for high school students in 2013, also attended by Blake Lively
Democratic donor: Harvey Weinstein was an important donor and also a ‘bundler’ who persuades others to donate. Hillary Clinton was one of the recipients of his generosity. The Clinton Foundation has refused to return a maximum of $ 250,000 that it has donated to it
“I knew him because he was in New York.” Donald Trump and his wife Melania went to the premiere of Weinstein Company movie NINE in 2009 where they posed with the now convicted rapist and his wife Georgina Chapman
Family band: Malia Obama did an internship at the Weinstein company in the summer of 2017
Harvey Weinstein: The verdict
Rape in the third degree – Jessica Mann: Guilty. Faced with four years in prison
Criminal sexual act – Mimi Haleyi: Guilty. Faced with 25 years in prison
Predatory assault – Jessica Mann and Annabella Sciorra: Not guilty. Has been given a life sentence
Predatory assault – Mimi Haleyi and Annabella Sciorra: Not guilty. Has been given a life sentence
Rape first degree – Jessica Mann: Not guilty. Bore a 25-year sentence
Trump said Weinstein gave “huge sums” to the Democrats and added, “My question is whether they will give the money back?”
He also called the belief a “big win” for women “sending a very strong message” for the # MeToo movement against that kind of behavior toward women.
“I think it’s a great day from a women’s point of view, a big win.”
More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexually inappropriate behavior and denied the allegations.
Weinstein’s ties with the Democratic party are well documented.
Weinstein and his family have donated more than $ 1.4 million to political goals in the 1992 election cycle, mainly to Democrats, according to the Associated Press.
In particular, the shamed filmmogul gave $ 3,000 to the re-election campaign of former President Bill Clinton in 2000, more than $ 26,000 to campaigns or political action committees Hillary Clinton’s various political bids since 2000, and more than $ 45,000 to campaigns or super PACs that Barack Obama in his two supported presidential races.
Weinstein also donated $ 250,000 to The Clinton Foundation, which refused to return and said it had already spent it.
The Obama family was also directly connected to Weinstein because their oldest daughter Malia did an internship at his company in the summer of 2017.
In 2013, Michelle Obama called Weinstein “a powerhouse” and “awesome” while praising him at a reception at the White House.
Trump’s claim to simply know Weinstein “because he was in New York,” and that he was “never a fan,” is one of the productions of the embarrassed filmmogol in spite of photos in which he attended the NINE premiere in 2009. and posing with him and their two women.
Weinstein was at Bellevue Hospital in New York when Trump talked about him in India after being taken after he claimed he wasn’t feeling well on his way to Riker’s Island, where he had to be detained to wait for the sentence next month.
Weinstein was taken to the hospital by ambulance on Monday, shortly after he was found guilty of rape and assault of two women.
The embarrassed Hollywood producer was allegedly referred to the Bellevue Hospital Center after chest pain while en route to the prison of Rikers Island.
A representative later confirmed that he suffered from high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
It is thought that the 67-year-old was still in the hospital this morning because he had not been seen leaving the medical facility.
Although Weinstein has a history of diabetes and back problems, a source told the New York Post he “kinda pretended”.
The film magnate is reportedly detained in the prison of the hospital under the close supervision of correction staff, but is not fascinated by his bed.
Donna Rotunno, Weinstein’s lawyer, told Fox News that her client was being examined for heart palpitations and added, “he is OK.”
An ambulance with Harvey Weinstein will be escorted Monday from a courthouse in Manhattan
Weinstein was convicted by a jury of sexually abusive former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 (left) and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 (right)
A sketch in Harvey Weinstein’s courtroom (center) led by bailiffs from the Manhattan Supreme Court after a jury convicted him on Monday of rape and sexual violence
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on Monday of raping and sexually assaulting two women by a New York jury – his dizzying fall of powerful Hollywood studio boss sealed as the patriarch of the # MeToo movement. He is depicted as he arrives at the court on Monday with the help of his walker
Judge James Burke had initially ordered Weinstein to be taken immediately to the prison of Rikers Island, until his conviction on March 11.
Weinstein was convicted by a New York jury of sexually abusive former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 in a hotel room.
He was acquitted of the two most serious counts of predatory assault, each of which involved a possible life sentence. He was also found not guilty of rape in the first degree against Mann.
Weinstein, who was brought to court with a walker for most of the trial, now faces a 29-year prison sentence and seals his dizzying fall from the powerful Hollywood studio boss to become the patriarch of the # MeToo movement.
Weinstein said he was astonished to have appeared in the immediate aftermath of the verdict and did not move when he was approached by bailiffs.
He was then handcuffed before being led out of the courtroom through a side door without the use of the walker he relied on for much of the trial.
Weinstein was subsequently removed from the courthouse by an ambulance with its emergency lights and sirens.
The embarrassed film pool was seen with a variety of walkers, or sometimes no walker, at the court.
He was operated on his back in December after being injured in a car accident in August 2019.
The judge said he would request that Weinstein, who was released on bail nearly two years ago since his arrest, be detained in prison after his lawyers said he needed medical assistance after a failed back operation.