According to the Washington Examiner, someone asked President Donald Trump about the mess super-producer Harvey Weinstein made for himself and the entertainment industry. The president, without going into details, quipped, "I've known Harvey Weinstein for a Long Time. I'm not at all surprised to see it.” The president, whose own tendencies to behave boorishly with the ladies were revealed about a year ago with the Access Hollywood tapes, apparently knows of what he speaks.

The fall of Harvey Weinstein proceeds apace

In the meantime, the fallout of the revelations of sexual misconduct and generally sleazy behavior on the part of the Hollywood mogul continues.

Weinstein has taken what may well be a permanent leave of absence from the production company that bears his name. Lisa Bloom, one of Weinstein’s lawyers, has resigned, as has advisor Lanny Davis. One would think that things have gotten really bad when Lanny Davis, a warm defender of the Clintons, wants nothing to do with you. Weinstein is being pressured by the board of his company to step down on a permanent basis, something that he is thus far resisting.

Weinstein’s victims included actresses and journalists

The New York Times listed among Weinstein’s victims actresses such as Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. A journalist named Lauren Sivan relates a bizarre and grotesque story about how she alleges Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a New York restaurant and masturbated in front of her after she rejected an attempt to kiss her.

In the meantime, Washington Democratic politicians are scrambling to divest themselves of Weinstein’s campaign contributions, giving some to charity and some to liberal groups such as Emily’s List. The revelations have proven to be even more embarrassing to the inside the beltway political establishment, which Weinstein helped to support than the entertainment industry, which has weathered these kinds of storms before.

The dichotomy between the liberal Hollywood player proclaiming his support for women’s rights and the casting coach creep abusing the female help could not be more off-putting.

Why is Weinstein being thrown under the bus?

One reason that Weinstein is being thrown under the bus, unlike Roman Polanski, an admitted child rapist, is that his best days as a producer may be at an end.

During the 1990s, Weinstein produced a number of hits, including “Pulp Fiction” and “Shakespeare in Love.” Currently, his production company has been rocked by a series of flops, lawsuits, and turmoil in the boardroom. Weinstein’s problems do not help matters, which means that he might find himself unemployed for the good of the company he helped to create.