“Death of #MeToo”: Kamala Harris Schedules ‘Women’s Empowerment’ Talk with Bill Clinton
On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris will sit down with former President Bill Clinton for a “one-on-one” conversation, discussing the “impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women” and women’s empowerment.
The meeting will mark the end of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University, a “leadership development program run by the Clinton Foundation to engage the next generation of leaders,” connecting students with global leaders and peers who “help them develop Commitments to Action - new, specific, and measurable projects that address societal issues they face on campuses, in local communities, or around the world.”
As part of the initiative, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton brought “600 student leaders from around the world together to take action on pressing challenges in their communities.” On Friday, the initiative will see President Clinton and Vice President Kamala Harris sit down for a one-to-one conversation on empowering women and girls in the U.S. and around the world while other world leaders speak about “climate change, social justice, systemic racism, and civic engagement.”
The scheduled meeting has sparked a torrent of anger and confusion on Twitter, with many citing Clinton’s historic reputation as a ‘womanizer’ and relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein. Twitter users pointed to the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal which came to international prominence in 1998, in which Clinton, 49 at the time, had an affair with 22-year-old Lewinsky and lied about it to the public.
One user sarcastically called Clinton his “favourite feminist,” and another asked, “out of the 7 billion people on the planet, [was there] no one else to talk about empowering women?” penning Clinton’s infamous line: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Daily Caller journalist Mary Olohan hinted at Clinton’s controversial relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, posting a picture of Clinton receiving a massage from Chauntae Davies, who accused Clinton of raping her.
Jeffrey Epstein, an American Financier and socialite, was arrested in July of 2019 for trafficking minors for sex in Florida and New York, eventually dying in an apparent suicide in prison in August 2019. Epstein was a friend of many notable public figures and politicians, including Prince Andrew, Harvey Weinstein, and Bill Clinton. Twitter users noted this, with some stating that Weinstein and Epstein would make equal candidates for Clinton’s talk with Kamala.
Notably, users asserted that Clinton’s meeting with Vice President Harris to discuss “women’s empowerment” was the death of the #MeToo movement. Greg Price stated sarcastically that “the MeToo movement is truly undefeated,” with Drew Holden stating that the Democrats see the #MeToo movement as “something beyond a political cudgel.”