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President Trump, about to board the presidential helicopter, was asked by a reporter about the hottest issue right now that everybody (except everybody in Hollywood) is talking about: Harvey Weinstein.
Mr. Trump responded: "I've known Harvey Weinstein a long time… I'm not at all surprised to see it."
The longtime Democratic donor Weinstein was for some strange reason left out of any Saturday Night Live skit yesterday.
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che discussed the biggest news of the week (of course including the sad Las Vegas shooting), but the leaving out of Harvey Weinstein by SNL was the topic that was widely discussed (and criticized) on social media afterward.
Pastor Darrell Scott asked: “Why didn't big mouth Michael Che' say anything about Harvey Weinstein on SNL "Weekend Update"? He's got so much opinion about everything else.”
Meanwhile, late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers and Jimmy Fallon have all been slammed by viewers for not daring to speak up about the issue or even crack a joke at Mr. Weinstein’s expense.
Furthermore, though it is by now public knowledge that Mr. Weinstein made legal agreements with at least 8 women to pay for their silence on allegations of sexual indecency, A-list actresses like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow have said nothing so far.
Lastly, the Clinton family, a major recipient of Hollywood and Weinstein backing (both monetary and in speeches) finally broke their deafening silence on the issue.
Daughter Chelsea Clinton retweeted a lengthy Twitter thread by ThinkProgress Editor Judd Legum.
Clinton was the first in her family to react in any sort of way to the ever-escalating sexual harassment claims against Mr. Weinstein. These allegations are creating a public problem for former First Lady Hillary Clinton as she is not speaking up about it.