Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on ‘Sick’ Weinstein Allegations, Says She’s Giving Donations to Charity | Mediaite

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"I was just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled": Hillary Clinton describes learning of Harvey Weinstein allegations https://t.co/WVC4WZLdHu

— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2017

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Hillary Clinton tonight a day after her public statement condemning Harvey Weinstein, who donated a lot of money to her campaigns.

Clinton said she was “just sick” and “appalled” by the allegations. She admits she “probably would have” called him a friend, saying that “people in Democratic politics for a couple of decades appreciated his help and support.”

Hillary Clinton on Weinstein allegations: This has to be a wake-up call to shine spotlight on this kind of behavior https://t.co/U2vwCvDJhU

— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2017

The former presidential candidate said she personally wasn’t aware of the allegations against him, but praised the “courage” of the women coming forward now and said this isn’t just about one man alone.

Hillary Clinton on Weinstein campaign donations: I give money to charity every year and "this will be part of that" https://t.co/8EZXQ9JSbG pic.twitter.com/tKFoP0ceok

— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2017

As for the donations Weinstein gave her, Clinton cited other Democrats giving the donations to charity and said, “Of course I will do that. I give 10 percent of my income to charity every year. This will be part of that, there’s no doubt about it.”

As CNN’s Dylan Byers noted, though, this may be insufficient:

This is right — HRC says HW $$ will go to 10% she gives to charity every year… shouldn’t it be on top of the 10% in order to mean something? https://t.co/kuInTotZhR

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) October 11, 2017

I think it’s fantastic that HRC gives 10% to charity every year. I’m only saying that if HW $$ is just part of that 10%, nothing's changing. https://t.co/xJNM4owiOq

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) October 11, 2017

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