Clinton aides quickly came to their current or former boss's defense. Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, first told Bourdain to "get a grip."
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 12, 2017
Her former campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, told Bourdain to "go eat a scorpion."
Go eat a scorpion or something.https://t.co/jlKBC2TDmI
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 12, 2017
Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko called Bourdain's comments "sad."
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 12, 2017
The Clinton aides also went after CNN media reporter Dylan Byers, who tweeted that Clinton should donate the Weinstein money on top of what she already gives to charity "in order to mean something."