Rosario Dawson Throws Mud And Shade At Hillary Clinton By Mentioning Monica Lewinksy
It’s official, everybody. Political nastiness is now bleeding into the Democratic race, giving us a taste of what Republicans have been dealing with since the beginning of this presidential election cycle.
Rosario Dawson went after Hillary Clinton during a recent rally in Delaware by claiming that they were going after Bernie Sanders supporters online.
“I’m with Monica Lewinsky with this,” Dawson told the crowd. “Bullying is bad.”
Ostensibly, Dawson was referencing Monica Lewinksy’s efforts to fight against the type of bullying she faced when her affair with President Bill Clinton was uncovered. Lewinsky, then an intern, was raked through the coals by the media when the affair became public knowledge. Straight talk though, bringing up Bill Clinton’s infidelity is a low blow, so much so that even the only active U.S. Senator endorsing Sanders said the comment was in poor taste and did more harm than good.
On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Sanders about the Monica Lewinsky comment. The Vermont Senator skirted the question and touted the work Dawson has done for the campaign.
“Rosario is a great actress, and she’s doing a great job for us, and she’s been a passionate fighter to see that we increase the voter turnout,” Sanders said. “That we fight for racial, economic and environmental justice. What our job right now is to contrast our views compared to Secretary Clinton. That’s what a campaign is about.”
But how did we even get here in the first place? A superPAC, of course.
Dawson’s cheap shot was a response to Correct The Record, a Pro-Hillary Clinton superPAC.
Correct The Record is planning on spending $1 million to “correct” people who make anti-Clinton comments on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Reddit.
The superPAC will literally pay people to respond to Bernie supporters on the Internet, which really just sounds like paying trolls to do your dirty work for you.
This, of course, isn’t a good look for either side. Dawson messed up with her comment, a clear jab at Clinton that uses two things (Bill Clinton’s past horndoggery and Correct the Record) she has no control over. On the other hand, Correct the Record sounds like a sleazy way to respond to people exercising free speech on the Internet. Y’all just need to take a step back and chill.
Watch Rosario Dawson throw some major shade in the video below.
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