Last Updated on January 17, 2021
President-Elect Joe Biden has named yet another former Obama administration official to his team. This time it is former Obama communications director Anita Dunn, who famously heralded that one of her favorite historical figures is Mao Zedong, and – perhaps more famously – offered damage control services to the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
Dunn will join Biden’s team as a senior adviser on the communications staff. She joins several other ex-Obama officials being appointed to the Biden team, including Jen Psaki, John Kerry, and Susan Rice.
Dunn is currently the managing director at SKDKnickerbocker, a prestigious and connected Progressive lobbying firm based out of Washington, DC. SKDKnickerbocker represented radical Leftist Sandra Fluke.
It was reported by The Washington Free Beacon that Dunn had already been advising Biden prior to his campaign announcement.
In 2016, Dunn was tapped to help provide narrative control and imaging consultation to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his legal team. Weinstein, who coerced young Hollywood starlets – as well as established actresses – into having sex with him with promises of career advancement, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.
Yay! Anita Dunn, who was part of Harvey Weinstein's PR team, is going to join the Biden administration. As a woman who was paid to exonerate a rapist, she is cracking that glass ceiling. This is Onion-headline level perversion of feminism. https://t.co/V02S93gw4q
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) January 15, 2021
But Dunn is perhaps best known for her adoration of Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong.
Dunn was serving as acting White House Communications Director in the Obama administration when, during a speech to a 2009 high school graduating class, called Mao one of her “favorite political philosophers.”
Dunn called Mao one of the “two people that I turn to most” when she seeks to encourage people to think outside the box.
“In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over…the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side,” Dunn told the students. “And people said how could you win? How could you do this?”
“And Mao Zedong said, ‘You fight your war and I’ll fight mine,’” Dunn said. “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 and paths. You fight your own war, you lay out your own path.”
Joe Biden will tap Anita Dunn, an Obama-administration alumna who praised Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong’s political philosophy, for senior White House adviser.
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During Mao’s campaign to establish the brutally Communist People’s Republic of China, over 65 million Chinese people were slaughtered in pursuit of his “re-imagined” Socialist nation.