As more and more allegations of sexual assault and harassment against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein come to the surface, right-wingers have had a field day celebrating the famed liberal donor’s downfall.
But as one outside adviser to President Donald Trump told The Daily Beast, they’re unwise to do so in light of the large number of similar accusations against him that came out this time last year.
“The shamelessness [of going hard on this stuff] is off the charts,” the adviser told the Beast. “Stupid, too.”
As the report notes, it appears the White House itself is steering away from the Weinstein allegations for that very reason, though it hasn’t stopped the Department of Justice from opening an investigation into the producer. Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s advisers and former campaign managers, took to Twitter to condemn the president’s ex-rival Hillary Clinton for her response to the Weinstein scandal, prompting others to call her out on her hypocrisy.
This is not the first time allegations of sexual abuse have been resurrected since he took office in January. For example, when Trump declared April to be “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month,” The View used Trump’s own words to create a PSA video on sexual assault and harassment, which you can watch below.