Michelle Obama Waited 5 Days to Issue a Statement Condemning her Friend Weinstein

Michelle Obama Waited 5 Days to Issue a Statement Condemning her Friend Weinstein

Former First Lady Michelle Obama had a lot to say when back in October 2016 a video of President Donald Trump appeared, showing him speaking roughly about women.

“This is not something that we can ignore, it is not something we can sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season,” she said at the time. “Because this was not a lewd conversation, this was not just locker room banter. This was a powerful individual, speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior.”

And now in October 2017, when Hollywood Director Harvey Weinstein filled the headlines with his several sexual harassment cases, Michelle and Barack Obama didn’t say a word till this Tuesday. They issued a brief statement condemning Weinstein.

But many years ago, Michelle couldn’t stop praising him.

“I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day,” Michelle Obama said in November 2013 at the White House event for high school students. “Harvey. This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend, and just a powerhouse.”

Weinstein was also a big supporter and donator to Obama, as The New York Times pointed out, one of the biggest recipients was Barack Obama, whose daughter was even an intern in his company this year.

The Times also condemned everyone who was outraged by President Trump’s comments and was silent now.

For instance, Michelle Obama had a lot to say regarding sexual harassment in 2016: “It reminds us of stories we heard from our mothers and grandmothers about how, back in their day, the boss could say and do whatever he pleased to the women in the office and even though they worked so hard, jumped over every hurdle to prove themselves, it was never enough.”

Just because of this, The Times found the silence repellent.

“There has been no comment from Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton, who condemned Donald Trump for boasting of sexual assault on the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape. These Democratic leaders, admired by many young women and men, should make clear that Mr. Weinstein also deserves condemnation,” The Times wrote.

“If such powerful leaders take the money and stay mum, who will speak for women like Mr. Weinstein’s accusers?”

Clinton condemned Weinstein’s acts five days after the news about his sexual harassment cases emerged.

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