Magazine article Screen International

Zurich: Harvey Weinstein Says Trump "Appeals to the Worst in Us"

Magazine article Screen International

Zurich: Harvey Weinstein Says Trump "Appeals to the Worst in Us"

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"It's a tough time for America right now, and we've just got to work hard and we've got to win [for Clinton]," Harvey Weinstein told press on the first day of the Zurich Film Festival, where his awards hopeful Lion got the event underway.

"We're living in a tough time. I just saw CNN showing scenes of Charlotte, North Carolina, that look like The Battle Of Algiers," Weinstein said of the city that has seen widespread protests since a police officer shot and killed an African-American man on Tuesday.

Talk turned from Oscar voters to American voters as fervent democrat Weinstein, appearing in Switzerland for the European premiere of the Garth Davis directed drama, was asked if he'd move to Canada if Donald Trump were elected US president.

"I've known Hillary Clinton 20 years. The allegations about her being untrustworthy are not true," he said.

"I don't think anything she did [with email servers] was intentional. The Clinton Global Initiative has the highest rating of any charity in America, and probably as good as any charity in the world, and I'm proud I'm part of that too.

"It's insane that she doesn't have the trustworthiness and it's the only thing keeping her from winning. …

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