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Donald Trump Jr. Slams Hillary Clinton Silence On Harvey Weinstein

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Donald Trump Jr. is slamming Hillary Clinton for not speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. The former presidential candidate has been silent since allegations of sexual harassment broke earlier this week.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Thursday the New York Times published a report alleging Weinstein sexually harassed female employees and actresses over the last three decades. While denying some of the accusations, the movie mogul did acknowledge wrongdoing and is now on an indefinite leave from his film company. Some stars have condemned Weinstein in the wake of the allegations, and a number of Democratic members of Congress have pledged to donate campaign contributions they previously received from him. The studio executive is a well-known Democratic donor, and supported Clinton throughout the 2016 election. In fact, he organized a star-studded fundraiser for her on Broadway, which took place nearly a year ago.

Now in the wake of seedy accusations against Weinstein, Trump is calling out Clinton for not speaking up. He tweeted on Saturday morning, “Weird, Hillary has been really quiet about Harvey Weinstein. You would think she would be all Over this. #WhatHappened?” The hashtag, of course, is a reference to Clinton’s recent book about the election. He also “liked” a tweet from actor-comedian Rob Schneider, who posted, “Whoever kidnapped @HillaryClinton the last 48 hours so she couldn’t talk to the press PLEASE LET HER GO!”

But Clinton isn’t the only one Trump is targeting. He retweeted a photo of Weinstein posing with Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer, which was captioned, “Can’t wait to hear @jimmykimmel’s monologue on this tonight.” The First Son added, “Saturday Night Live should be great too. #ImWaiting.” He further retweeted messages criticizing Lisa Bloom for representing Weinstein, and reposted the account of a reporter who came forward on Friday to claim Weinstein once masturbated in front of her. Should Clinton break her silence, Gossip Cop will update. She and Weinstein are pictured above at the 2012 TIME 100 Gala.

UPDATE: While Clinton hasn’t responded, Trump has continued to attack both her and Kimmel, tweeting to the latter, “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? #askingforafriend.” Kimmel wrote back, “You mean that big story from the failing, liberal, one-sided @nytimes? I think it is disgusting.” Trump then replied, “Great I look forward to your monologues next week. You’re probably due for a change if only for a moment or two.” Kimmel shot back, “great – in the meantime, enjoy this!” Included was a link to Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape.

 


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