During an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized Hillary Clinton for being a hypocrite by taking so long to speak out about Weinstein’s treatment of women.
Although host Bill Hemmer avoided talking about Trump’s sexual assault allegations, he asked Conway how she felt about the fact that it took several days for Clinton to denounce the film producers’ actions.
“I felt like a woman who ran to be commander-in-chief, president of the United States, the first one ever, who talks about women’s empowerment, took an awfully long time to give support to those women who were coming forward,” Conway said. “And has still — as far as we know — kept the money, kept the dirty money that dirty Harvey has given her in her campaign.”
“She needs to not be a hypocrite on women’s empowerment,” she added. “And what it means to be pro-woman. She spent one solid month at this time last year talking about [the Access Hollywood audio tape] from 11 years earlier, where a statement was made by the now-president of the United States, who was victorious!”
When President Trump was asked about the news of Weinstein’s action, he admitted knowledge but offered no condemnation of the action and didn’t offer support to the victimized women.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time,” the president said. “I’m not all surprised to see it.”