Trump Jr’s failed Kimmel attack


The eldest son of President Donald Trump asked Kimmel on Twitter what he thought of the claims against liberal campaigner Weinstein.

It comes as Hollywood legend Meryl Streep condemned Weinstein’s alleged conduct but insisted she knew nothing about the claims.

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Donald Trump Jr. Picture: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

Donald Trump Jr. Picture: AP Photo/Brynn AndersonSource:AP

Jimmy Kimmel. Picture: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images

Jimmy Kimmel. Picture: Joshua Blanchard/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Quoting Kimmel’s response to his father’s tweet about late night hosts’ “anti-Trump” material, Donald Jr brought up the sex claims:

You mean that big story from the failing, liberal, one-sided @nytimes? I think it is disgusting.

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 7, 2017

“Great I look forward to your monologues next week. You’re probably due for a change if only for a moment or two,” Trump Jr replied to Kimmel’s sarcastic reply.

But his goading didn’t go down well. Kimmel hit back with a link to the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump bragged that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… grab ’em by the pussy”.

Trump Jr hasn’t yet responded.

great – in the meantime, enjoy this!

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 7, 2017

Hollywood heavyweights have begun to speak out against movie mogul Weinstein after days of silence.

The most prominent was actress Meryl Streep, who has starred in a host of Weinstein movies and once jokingly referred to him as a “god”.

“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes,” Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post.

Meryl Streep has hit out at producer Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Meryl Streep has hit out at producer Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

She continued: “One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offences: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts.

“And if everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.

The behaviour is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”

Huge respect for @AshleyJudd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.

— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) October 7, 2017

You’re brave @AshleyJudd. I believe you.

— Heather Graham (@imheathergraham) October 8, 2017

To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 8, 2017

And the women who speak up about it are brave and heroic. Thankyou @AshleyJudd for your courage.

— Christine Lahti (@ChristineALahti) October 8, 2017

So so true. How long will the dynamic stay in place? Men harass. Companies cover. Women silenced. Have a feeling – #NoMore. #BeFierceBook

— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) October 9, 2017

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of decades of sexual harassment in a damning article in the New York Times. Vision Courtesy: AP

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