Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Charges ‘Obama’s Not Embarrassing, the Country’s Embarrassing’

With movie producer and Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein embroiled in mounting charges of sexual harassment and worse, a reminder of his left-wing politics from his time as an influential supporter of Barack Obama.

Appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN show in 2013, Weinstein complained “this is the only the country in the world where we don’t have health care” or adequate gun control and thus, he argued, “Obama’s not embarrassing. The country’s embarrassing.”

 

 

His quote was a runner-up in the “Celebrity Dumb Ass Award” category at the Media Research Center’s 2014 DisHonors Awards.

Weinstein on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, November 15, 2013:

“This is the only the country in the world where we don’t have health care. Countries embarrass us around the world. And this is the only country in the world, we don’t have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talk about that. You know, quite frankly it’s embarrassing. Obama’s not embarrassing. The country’s embarrassing.”

(Actress Emmy Rossum won for MRC award for her cheering of “free” health care in Great Britain.)

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