Hillary Clinton, dinged for waiting so many days after The New York Times published its bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein to denounce her major campaign donor, gave her first televised interview on the subject to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. A portion ran tonight.
Fareed Zakaria noted that Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says people should give back the money Weinstein donated to them, adding, “He donated money to you, directly and indirectly — would you give the money back?”
Responded Clinton, “Well, there’s no one to give it back to. What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is that they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that.”
The donations will be part of the 10 percent of her income that she donates to charity every year, Clinton said, but was not specific on how much that amount is, when it would be, or where the money will go.
“I give 10% of my income to charity every year,” she said. “This will be part of that. There’s no doubt about it.”