Donald Trump, in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020. - Mandel NGAN / AFP

"I think from the point of view of women (...) it is a great victory, it sends a very strong message." Donald Trump hailed on Tuesday from New Delhi (India) the fact that Harvey Weinstein was convicted the day before of rape and sexual assault. The American president underlined that he was not a big "fan" of the Hollywood tycoon and insisted on the proximity of this last with the democrats. "Michelle Obama adored her, Hillary Clinton adored her," he said.

"It's true, [Harvey Weinstein] has contributed to all of the Democrats' campaigns, that of Barack Obama, John Kerry, Al Gore," said Hillary Clinton from Berlin, Germany.

"It was time to be accountable," says Hillary Clinton.

The unsuccessful candidate for the last American presidential believes that the condemnation of the producer is not a reason to prevent anyone from participating in the financing of political campaigns. On the other hand, it is a reason for "putting an end to the type of behavior" that led him to prison.

"The jury's verdict really speaks for itself and it is clearly something that people followed closely, because it was time to give an account, as the jury found," said Hillary Clinton from Berlin ( Germany) where she is for the Film Festival.

Harvey Weinstein, 67, was convicted on Monday of a New York court of sexual assault and rape but avoided conviction for the most serious charges. He was immediately imprisoned in Rikers Island prison while awaiting sentencing on March 11. He faces up to 29 years in prison.


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