The video was culled from Obama’s remarks from the first White House Careers in Film Symposium which featured guests such as Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King and Blake Lively. This happened on November 8, 2013.
That was AFTER Weinstein’s conviction for rape.
“I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day. This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse. The fact that he and his team took the time to make this happen to all of you should say something not about at me or about this place, but about you. Everybody here, here because of you.”Michelle Obama
In a 2017 joint statement, Barack and Michelle Obama said they were “disgusted” by reports about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” the statement said. “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
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