Celebrity chef Bour­dain draws lib­eral ire for crit­i­ciz­ing Clin­ton

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

An­thony Bour­dain is be­ing ripped on Twit­ter by Hil­lary Clin­ton’s as­so­ci­ates and sup­port­ers

af­ter he crit­i­cized the for­mer Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee for her de­layed re­sponse to the Har­vey We­in­stein scan­dal.

Mrs. Clin­ton has faced wide­spread crit­i­cism for wait­ing five days to fi­nally con­demn Mr. We­in­stein af­ter the ini­tial news broke of nu­mer­ous sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions against the Hol­ly­wood mogul, who is also a prom­i­nent Demo­cratic donor. In an ap­pear­ance on CNN, Mrs. Clin­ton briefly ad­dressed Mr. We­in­stein’s do­na­tions to her cam­paign ef­forts, say­ing she planned to give the money back to char­ity.

Mr. Bour­dain, lib­eral and boyfriend of We­in­stein ac­cuser Asia Ar­gento, said Mrs. Clin­ton’s re­sponse about the do­na­tions was “shame­ful in its de­flec­tion and its disin­gen­u­ous­ness.”

“The We­in­stein sto­ries had been out there for years,” the celebrity chef tweeted. “Mind­less Hil­lary hate aside, this was a ter­ri­ble re­sponse to ques­tions about a ‘friend’ who’s been tor­ment­ing women for decades.”

Mr. Bour­dain’s re­marks were swiftly crit­i­cized by Mrs. Clin­ton’s sup­port­ers, in­clud­ing her cam­paign spokesman, Brian Fal­lon, who also chimed in on Twit­ter, telling Mr. Bour­dain to “Go eat a scor­pion or some­thing.”

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