Trump supporters dig up Michelle Obama video calling Weinstein a 'friend' after 'wrong president' jibe at DNC

In the video from a White House event in 2013, Michelle thanks the disgraced producer and calls him a 'wonderful human being' and 'a good friend and just a powerhouse'

                            Trump supporters dig up Michelle Obama video calling Weinstein a 'friend' after 'wrong president' jibe at DNC
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Michelle Obama did not hold back while delivering the keynote speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention on August 17, Monday, calling President Donald Trump "the wrong president for our country" following which the hashtag "wrong president" started trending on social media.

To counter the hashtag started by liberals, conservatives took it upon themselves to dig up an old video of Michelle calling former film producer and convicted sex offender, Harvey Weinstein, a "friend." The video in question is from a White House event in 2013, which was organized by Weinstein. Michelle thanked the disgraced producer for organizing the event and also called him a "wonderful human being" and "a good friend and just a powerhouse."

Trump supporters uploaded and reuploaded the clip in question in order to make it go viral along with demeaning words for the former first wife. Here are a few reactions to the clip:

"When I think of Michelle Obama, I’m reminded of how she thanked Harvey Weinstein. #DemConvention"


"Beautiful endorsement tonight. She’s a great judge of character, so please be kind. No trolling. Oh, wait..."


"Glowing endorsement of Harvey Weinstein from Little Miss Sanctimony. Would they have called her as a character witness.."


"DNC production values just aren't what they were before Harvey Weinstein went to prison."


"Disses President Trump and bigs up Harvey Weinstein What a fab judge of character Mrs Obama is"


However, the conservative criticism of Michelle was countered by a number of posts from the Democratic supporters who were quick to point out that the sitting POTUS had once called disgraced billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein a "terrific guy" and indulged in making a string of derogatory comments about women in public. 

"'DURR MICHELLE OBAMA SAID A NICE THING ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN ONCE IN 2013, YEARS BEFORE HIS HORRIBLE BEHAVIOR WAS EXPOSED PUBLICLY!' oh really wow how shocking say unrelated but didn't trump JUST wish ghisaline maxwell well less than a month ago?" one said. 


Another commented: "Btwn the 'Grab em by the pussy,' & 'Moved on her like a bitch,' & 'I just go into the changing room, &some are as young as 13, naked, & they let you because you're the boss,' I honestly don't know what else Trump could say or do to make him sound a lot like Harvey Weinstein."


A third said: "Conservatives bringing up an old Michelle Obama speech about Harvey Weinstein, yet neglecting this: Trump called Epstein a 'terrific guy' & said 'He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, & many of them are on the younger side.'"


This was not the first time that the clip of Michelle praising Weinstein has emerged. Back in February, Trump hit out at Michelle's friendship with the producer at a press conference in India, saying: "I was never a fan of Harvey… He was a person I never liked. I don’t know too much about the case…(I’m in) meetings every minute of the day. I was just not a fan of his. I knew him a little bit, not very well. The people that liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton loved him."

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