(Freedomjournal.org) – As Michael Bloomberg tries to distract everybody with a weird video of President Donald Trump and a dancing gingerbread man (yes, really), footage is circulating showing Harvey Weinstein cracking sex jokes and thanking Bloomberg for all his help.
As Mayor of New York City, Bloomberg honored the former movie director Harvey Weinstein at a ceremony where they cracked inappropriate jokes.
In the video, Weinstein explains, “The reason Bob and I became fond of independent foreign films is because when we were 14-year-old boys and our hormones were raging, we saw an ad for the Mayfair movie theater…and it said ‘the 400 blows,’ and we thought it was something else.”
Weinstein made the comments on June 10, 2013, at an event hosted at Gracie Mansion in honor of Weinstein and Bob, his brother. It was a part of then-Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign known as “Made in New York,” which championed media and arts from the city.
The video became viral after Twitter account “Comfortably Smug” published it. It comes at a time when Bloomberg is battling for relevance in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee and is posting increasingly bizarre things on social media.
Reports suggest that Bloomberg is even paying influencers to say things about him online. The Guardian reported that Bloomberg is paying people $150 to “say nice things about him.” The Daily Beast found that Bloomberg’s campaign is paying Instagram influencers through a social marketing agency called Tribe. A post from the company asked influencers to apply for the role by explaining why they believe Bloomberg is “the electable candidate who can rise above the fray, work across the aisle so ALL Americans feel heard & respected.”
The full video of the speech in 2013 showed Weinstein thanking Bloomberg for having “dropped a lot of things” to help his business when it struggled during the recession.
“We’ve had tremendous years, but about four-and-a-half years ago there was a bump in the road…I called our mayor, and I just said ‘you know, things are a little topsy-turvy here at the company, you know, we’d be moving jobs to California and we don’t want to leave New York City.’ And the mayor, extremely busy as he was with so many more important things, dropped a lot of things and got it done for us.”
And the Democrats have the temerity to question Trump’s past associations?