The secret message in President Obama's critique of Harvey Weinstein

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Wednesday 11 October 2017 15:30
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CNN journalist Brian Stelter drew a line between former President Obama's comments regarding Harvey Weinstein and current occupant of the White House.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of numerous counts of sexual assault, by multiple women, in incidents spanning three decades.

The allegations were made public in an article published in the New York Times on Thursday.

Since the article was published, actors Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have made their own accusations of sexual assault against Weinstein.

According to White House visitor logs Weinstein had been a guest of the Obama White House on 13 occasions.

On Wednesday morning, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle released a statement ardently condemning Weinstein.

One line in particular, caught the attention of CNN's Brian Stelter.

Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.

Appearing on the CNN current affairs discussion show 360 with Anderson Cooper, Stelter said he believed this was a veiled reference to President Donald Trump.

He later tweeted the same.

President Trump has been publicly accused of sexual assault and, or sexual harassment by at least 13 women, not including the ones he himself referred to on the infamous Billy Bush tapes.

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