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Liberal host rips Hillary Clinton's #MeToo hypocrisy: She should admit she 'was part of the problem

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Amid the hyper-charged atmosphere of the #MeToo movement, Comedy Central host Trevor Noah castigated Hillary Clinton for apparent complicity in sexual harassment.

What did he say?

During Monday's airing of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," the namesake host brought up Clinton by discussing her appearance in a video for Sunday's politically and socially charged Grammys, where #MeToo was a prevalent theme.

Pointing to the New York Times' Friday report that Clinton protected a campaign faith adviser after discovering he'd allegedly sexually assaulted a fellow staffer, Noah said that Clinton was on the "wrong side" of the #MeToo movement.

"Look, there’s a few areas that I don’t necessarily expect Hillary Clinton to nail it," Noah explained. "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. So, the story is disturbing. Hillary learned that one of her female staffers was being harassed and instead of the man getting fired, the woman got reassigned?"

The late-night talk show host later criticized Clinton's Friday comments over the purported incident, about which she said "dismayed" her.

A statement on Clinton's Twitter feed read, "A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed."

"I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard," Clinton's statement concluded.

In response to Clinton's tweets, Noah said, "Yeah, 'women deserve to be heard.' And then quietly reassigned."

"I know that this incident happened 10 years ago, and maybe 10 years ago, the world was a different place," Noah explained. "But I thought in 2018, with everything we’re learning about now, maybe Hillary might come out and say, 'Hey, guys. I realize now that I was part of the problem in the way I handled this. When I look back, I realize I should have done better.'"

Noah added that it seems like Clinton's attempting to "dodge all the blame," and instead, wants to "present herself as always having been on" the woman's side, noting that it just "doesn't fly."

"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," he added. "So you could argue that if Hillary had fired him, she would have been protecting many women instead of just herself."

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