Hillary Clinton has been making her way around the world trying to explain her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. She has blamed her loss everything from conservative talk radio to Fox News, from Macedonia to women with conservative men in their lives. Now HRC has turned her sights on stealing credit for something that she helped conceal, the #MeToo movement.
While speaking at The Wing, an elite women’s only club in New York City, Hillary Clinton was asked whether or not the #MeToo movement would have happened had she won the presidency instead of Donald Trump.
“I believe that it was a wave that was building and building and building. My losing probably accelerated that wave, but the wave was coming,” says Clinton.
Hillary Clinton received immense criticism over her treatment of women who accused her husband, former President Bill Clinton, of sexual misconduct. She went so far as to label his alleged victims as “bimbo eruptions.”
In Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign she was notified of sexual misconduct allegations that were leveled against adviser Burns Strider by a young female staffer. Strider’s accuser was forced into another position while Strider was able to maintain his position within Hillary’s campaign.
Harvey Weinstein was also very close to Hillary Clinton. Numerous people claimed to have told Hillary Clinton about Weinstein’s improprieties however, he was also known to be the Democratic Party’s biggest Hollywood bundler of campaign donations. After Hillary Clinton made a public statement condemning Weinstein for his actions, Actress Lena Dunham claimed she had warned Clinton and aides during the 2016 election about the Hollywood mogul’s ill-treatment of women however, nothing ever happened.
Although Hillary Clinton is correct that her loss helped accelerate the #MeToo movement, it’s not for the reasons she lists. Her loss allowed for the Harvey Weinstein story to print, and it still almost fizzled out. Remember, NBC initially killed the Ronan Farrow story on Weinstein which ignited the #MeToo movement. NBC is run by longtime Clinton ally, Noah Oppenheim. The Weinstein story only printed because Ronan Farrow bypassed NBC and went to The New Yorker. The New Yorker did not hesitate and printed the Weinstein story immediately, which opened up the flood gates for the #MeToo movement to pour onto the front pages of newspapers across America for weeks. Had Hillary Clinton won, she would have had plenty of resources in place to nix the Farrow story before he finished walking down to 4 Times Square and into the offices of The New Yorker.
Hillary Clinton is trying to present her loss as a reason why women started to come forward. She wants to make it appears as if women were revolting against a Donald Trump presidency by casting down the chauvinist men that have done them wrong in their past.
Clinton’s depiction of her role in the #MeToo movement is vastly mischaracterized and painfully misleading. Had Hillary Clinton won the Presidency, the #MeToo movement would have never come to light. Remember, Hillary Clinton and aides were told about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct and decided to ignore it due to his influence and ability to fundraise for the DNC. Hillary most certainly could have sparked the flame which ignited the #MeToo movement. But Hollywood’s money and influence was far more important than the women who make up the #MeToo movement, many of which supported Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential run.
According to Hillary Clinton, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” Apparently she does not feel the same way if the survivor’s predator happens to be a major fundraiser for her and her party’s coffers. Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 Presidential election did not compel women to speak up, it merely allowed them to.