Clinton flayed by celebrity chef over her response to Harvey Weinstein


Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was on CNN Wednesday night and addressed the allegations leveled against her longtime friend, Harvey Weinstein.

As accusers continue to come forward, Clinton’s statements against the Hollywood producer fell flat, according to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who found her CNN spot “uninspiring,” “shameful,” and “disingenuous.”

When Clinton appeared on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show, she vowed to donate the money Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns. Weinstein, who is now being accused by scores of women of sexual assault, harassment, and rape, has — along with his family — donated generously to the Democratic Party, to a tune of more than one million dollars. After the scandal surrounding Weinstein’s behavior broke, recipients of his donations began to move the money, distancing it from their campaigns.

Clinton’s announcement came amid criticism that it took her five days to comment on Weinstein’s alleged crimes, in which she told CNN she was “sick” and “shocked” when she heard them. Many people within the Weinstein company, and others who have worked with the producer, have said they were aware of his behavior, but Clinton said she had no idea that Weinstein had that reputation.

“I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way,” she said. “And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.”

Bourdain, who also hosts “Parts Unknown,” is dating actress Asia Argento, one of the women who has now accused Weinstein of raping her. On Tuesday, the chef complimented Argento in a tweet, showing support to his girlfriend for now telling her account to the world. “I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world.,” Bourdain tweeted.

After Clinton’s comments to CNN Wednesday, Bourdain took to Twitter to share his thoughts about her, too. In a series of tweets, he wrote:

And I have to say, Hillary’s interview with Fareed Zakaria was shameful in its deflection and its disingenuousness.

now what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She’s not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years

Mindless Hillary hate aside, this was a terrible response to questions about a “friend” who’s been tormenting women for decades.

I have met Hillary Clinton. I liked her. I admired much about her. This interview was a real disappointment.

And please..this is not about blame or equivalency . My feelings about Mr. Trump are well known. No one should take satisfaction from this

Hillary is CLEARLY not responsible for anything Weinstein Thats screamingly obvious. Her response to questions though has been uninspiring

I can assure you that the victims of Mr. Weinstein’s three decades of predatory behavior are disappointed too. I’m sitting next to one.

Secretary Clinton was one of the most intelligent, well prepared, well briefed politicians ever. So, yes. I’d hoped for a better response

And I have to say, Hillary’s interview with Fareed Zakaria was shameful in its deflection and its disingenuousness.

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