Also provided PR assistance to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The Joe Biden 2020 campaign has hired Anita Dunn as an adviser. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she served in the early days of the Obama administration as White House communications director. She’s also a fan of communist dictator Mao Zedong.
Amie Parnes of The Hill reports on Dunn’s new role:
Former Obama aide Anita Dunn joins Biden team
Former Obama White House adviser Anita Dunn will be serving as an adviser to Joe Biden, two sources familiar with the move tell The Hill.
The sources say Dunn, who is managing director at SDKnickerbocker, had been advising Biden as he made his decision to run for president.
“She will be a tremendous asset to the team,” one source familiar with the decision said.
Dunn served as acting communications director and adviser to Obama in the White House during his first year in office.
The news comes as Biden, the former vice president and senator, fills out his campaign team.
In 2009, Dunn spoke at St. Andrews Episcopal School in Maryland and actually praised Mao as one of her favorite philosophers. That would be the same Mao who starved millions of his own people, and committed other atrocities.
Here’s what she said, via the Orthodoxy Today blog:
A lot of you have great deal of ability. A lot of you work hard. Put them together and that answers the why not question. There is usually not a good reason. And then the 3rd lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers.
Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa, not often couple with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is you’re going to make choices, you’re going to challenge, you’re going to say why not. You’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here’s the deal, these are your choices, they’re no one else’s.
In 1947, when Mao Tse-tung was being challenged within his own party, on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side and people said how can you win, how can you do this, how can you do this against all odds against you, and Mao Tse-tung said “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine.” Think about that for a second, you don’t have to accept the definition of how to do things and you don’t have to follow other people’s choices in the past.
Here’s the video:
Dunn was in the news in 2017 as well because she provided public relations help to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. FOX News reported:
Harvey Weinstein receives PR help from former Obama adviser, women’s right advocate Anita Dunn
Hollywood kingpin and Democrat Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein is turning fellow liberals into hypocrites as they join the battle to save his tattered reputation from claims he spent decades preying on Hollywood starlets, according to critics.
Anita Dunn, a key aide to President Obama, “counseled” the Tinseltown titan after The New York Times reported that the powerful movie producer sexually harassed Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and at least six other starlets. And his attorney, Lisa Bloom – who is “tutoring” him on how to not act like a pig – built her reputation representing women who claim to have been on the other end of bad behavor…
Dunn, managing director of K-Street firm SKDKnickerbocker, has not weighed in on Weinstein’s tawdry behavior, but her firm released a statement acknowledging she came to the aid of Weinstein while others were condemning his actions and abuse of power.
You’re off to one heck of a start there, Joe.
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