After Hillary Clinton managed to lose to a candidate with no political experience or a coherent policy agenda, minds are turning to who will supply the most effective Democrat resistance to President Trump.
Last night showbiz Democrats had an answer: Bill Clinton.
With wife Hillary out licking her wounds at the Children’s Defense Fund dinner in Washington DC, Slick Willy attended the New York premiere of Lion, a new movie starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel at the Museum of Modern Art.
We’re told it was a last-minute appearance by the former President but then he was hardly expecting to be at a loose end at this point in time until several days ago.
Clinton, 70, who over the years has been able to count actresses Gina Gerson and Saffron Burrows as friends, came as the guest of left-leaning film mogul Harvey Weinstein whose Weinstein Company is backing Lion, the story of an Indian boy who searches for his family after being adopted by a couple in Australia.
So last night at the Lion premiere none other than President Bill Clinton was in attendance. Surreal doesn't even begin to cover it. Harvey Weinstein gave him a hell of an introduction too, saying, in part, the following: "Last Tuesday, we suffered a nightmare as a country. I've seen … the hate crimes and the prejudice against women … and the progress people made on climate control — all of that starting to be peeled away. But, as long as my friend is here with me, and with the American people, then I don't think we're gonna have to worry. We're gonna have to fight, but at least we've got someone who is an inspiration. Ladies and gentlemen, William Jefferson Clinton" #lionpremiere #presidentclinton #billclinton #presidentbillclinton #williamjeffersonclinton #harveyweinstein #lion
Weinstein thanked Clinton for coming after his election ordeal before saying: “Last Tuesday, we suffered a nightmare as a country. I’ve seen the hate crimes and the prejudice against women … and the progress people made on climate control — all of that starting to be peeled away.
“But, as long as my friend is here with me, and with the American people, then I don’t think we’re gonna have to worry. We’re gonna have to fight, but at least we’ve got someone who is an inspiration.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, William Jefferson Clinton.”
— Sydney Berger (@SYDNEYBERGER) November 17, 2016
The after-party for Lion was held at Google’s Technology Headquarters but Clinton did not attend. He could be forgiven for not wanting to be surrounded by technology after the events of the past few months.