Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama released a joint statement in response to the sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein Tuesday, but there was a significant admission missing.
What did they say?
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” the statement read.
“Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” the statement continued.
“We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories,” they concluded. “And we should work to build a culture — including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect — so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”
What was missing from their statement?
While some other Democrat politicians have announced that they would be refusing the contributions made to their political campaigns by Weinstein, the Obamas