Trevor began by recapping the Grammys and Hillary Clinton’s cameo, but he then turned to Clinton’s latest controversy. “Last night’s theme was #MeToo, #TimesUp,” Trevor said, “which is a message Hillary Clinton found herself on the wrong side of over the weekend.”
Clinton apparently decided against firing a top advisor accused of harassment during the campaign, and chose instead to place him on temporary leave and reassign his accuser.
“Look, there’s a few areas that I don’t necessarily expect Hillary Clinton to nail it,” Noah remarked. “Managing emails, visiting Wisconsin, you know, weaknesses. But I won’t lie, I expected standing up for a woman on her staff to be one of her strengths.”
“It feels like Hillary’s not only trying to dodge all the blame, she wants to present herself as having always been on this woman’s side, which doesn’t fly,” offered Noah, “because not only did the woman get reassigned, but this guy, Burns Strider, he went on to get another job in Democratic politics—where he got fired for doing the same thing to other women. So you could argue that if Hillary had fired him, she would have been protecting many women, instead of just herself.”