On Monday, co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that she is disappointed in former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton for not coming out and denouncing Harvey Weinstein. Winstead questioned why would they have shame.
Tur noted that Malia Obama, the daughter of the president, served as Harvey Weinstein’s intern last year.
“They got tens of thousands of dollars, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. How long can they stay silent?” Tur asked.
KATY TUR, MSNBC: President Obama and Hillary Clinton silent so far. How do you feel about the selective outrage? I could be outraged about Donald Trump last year but not outraged about this?
LIZZ WINSTEAD, CO-CREATOR OF DAILY SHOW: I feel like it happens a lot with women’s’ issues. I feel really disappointed in both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. If you took money from this person because this person had really good progressive goals that were in line with the politics, great. When you find out that this person is a monster, especially a monster towards women, why wouldn’t you denounce it? Why would you have shame? Come out and denounce it.
But you know, otherwise you will never have credibility when trying to denounce oh, I don’t know, a president who talks about the freedom to sexual assault a woman in a tape we hear on Access Hollywood? You know, you got to wonder, did that incident that just weirdly happened practically to the anniversary of the date we found out about this, go past America and America gave Trump a pass because we didn’t call out this kind of behavior from Democrats? …read more