On Sunday, Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Britain’s “The Andrew Marr Show” that she was proud of the women who had come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and that she condemned sexual assault in all aspects of life, including politics.
“After all, we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office,” she said, referencing the infamous “grab them by the p*ssy” tape in which Donald Trump admitted to assaulting women he found attractive.
Her comments come after Clinton was criticized for staying silent on the accusations against Weinstein for several days before making a statement. Her campaign had benefited from several large donations from Weinstein, so her silence was slammed by people like Kellyanne Conway.
In addition to speaking out about Weinstein and Trump and the pervasiveness of sexual assault in many aspects of our society, Clinton spoke about the issue of North Korea while she was in London, pointing out that she had warned during the campaign that Trump’s volatile behavior did not make him a good person to put in charge of the United States’ nuclear arsenal.
“A lot of people thought I was probably exaggerating it, but now we are worried and Congress is worried about whether they can take that power away from Trump so that in a moment of pique he doesn’t pick up that phone and call whoever is sitting in the control center today,” Clinton told the audience at Sunday’s London Literature Festival. “I tried to raise it before and I’m raising it again here. It’s why members of Congress on both sides are trying to work out how they can contain him.”
She also spoke out about the NFL protest in which players kneel during the national anthem.
“Actually, kneeling is a reverent position,” Clinton said. “It was to demonstrate in a peaceful way against racism and injustice in our criminal system.That’s not against our anthem or our flag.”