Jimmy Kimmel says Hillary Clinton took money from two men accused of sexual harassment: Trump and Weinstein

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 03:19:33 PM. Donald Trump Jr. tried to sass Jimmy Kimmel over liberals' apparent silence on Harvey Weinstein. It didn't go well.

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Why are liberal Hollywood types so quick to criticize President Donald Trump, but so quiet on the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal?

That is the question right-wingers have been posing across social media in the week since The New York Times broke the story about the Hollywood producer, who faces several allegations of sexual harassment.

One such person is the president’s own son, Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted Jimmy Kimmel this weekend:

On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian addressed his weekend Twitter exchange with Trump Jr.

“The insinuation was that we, as the left-wing media propaganda machine, wouldn’t say anything about [Weinstein] because he’s a Democrat. Never mind the thousands of jokes about Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton…,” Kimmel said.

Weinstein, of course, was a big donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and, before her, the Obama campaign. During the 2016 election cycle, Weinstein also hosted at least two Hollywood fundraisers for Clinton in New York—the first, co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, in October 2015 and another in June 2016. The latter is reported to have been attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Vera Wang, and raised $1.8 million.

Weinstein’s donations to Clinton have, again, prompted right-wing scorn toward the former secretary of state.

But, Kimmel said, “I’m not defending Hillary Clinton. Her campaign did take money from what turned out to be a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times. But not just one of them, by the way—she took money from two of them: Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump.”

Kimmel flashed images of Clinton posing with both Weinstein and Trump, who did indeed donate to her presidential campaign in 2008.

So, a word of advice to Trump Jr., said Kimmel, “The next time you’re defending your father and think it’s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly accused sexual predator—don’t. It doesn’t help.”

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