Not only was he a major bundler of campaign cash for Obama and Clinton but he’s also hosted a series of fundraisers at his various homes around the country over the years. In 2013, he hosted then-President Barack Obama for a fundraiser at his New York City apartment. In 2012, Obama did a fundraiser for his re-election bid at Weinstein’s home in Connecticut. During the 2016 campaign, Weinstein held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at his New York City apartment and another with fashion mogul Anna Wintour.
In 2013, first lady Michelle Obama praised Weinstein for his involvement in a student film symposium at the White House. “I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day,” she said. “Harvey. This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse.”
Malia Obama, the couple’s daughter, interned at The Weinstein Company before starting college at Harvard this year.