by Rachel Leah · January 30, 2018
Trevor Noah called out Hillary Clinton Monday night for being on “the wrong side” of Time’s Up and the #MeToo movement. He referenced a New York Times exposé that claims Clinton protected a top adviser of hers who was accused of sexual harassment by a woman staffer during her 2008 campaign.
Reportedly, Clinton’s campaign manager and other employees recommended that he be fired for his misconduct, but Clinton refused, docking several weeks of his pay and moving the woman who made the allegations to another post in another department within her campaign.
“Hillary’s Grammy cameo came at a weird moment for her,” Noah said on “The Daily Show,” speaking of the “Fire and Fury” parody at the Grammys Sunday that featured celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Cher and Clinton reading excerpts from the book. “Because last night’s theme was #MeToo, Time’s Up, which is a message Hillary found herself on the wrong side of over the weekend.”
“Look, there’s a few areas where I don’t necessarily expect Hillary Clinton to nail it,” Noah continued, “managing emails, visiting Wisconsin, you know, weaknesses. But I won’t lie, I expected standing up for a woman on her staff to be one of her strengths. So the story is disturbing.”
Noah said it was puzzling that the woman was the one reassigned after coming forward with her accusations, essentially punishing her while the accused was shielded. “It’s possible that Hillary Clinton had a good explanation for why she kept this guy on over the objections of her top campaign advisers but instead of an explanation, all we got was this.”
Salon · by Rachel Leah · January 30, 2018