Bill Clinton Says #MeToo Wouldn’t Have Changed His Response to Lewinsky Scandal

Bill Clinton Says #MeToo Wouldn’t Have Changed His Response to Lewinsky Scandal

Asked if felt differently about the Lewinsky scandal differently in light of the #MeToo movement, Clinton said he did not because "I felt bad then".

In an interview with NBC News, the former U.S. president said the #MeToo movement was "long overdue", but became defensive when asked about his sexual relationship with Ms Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time.

After Craig Melvin asked the 71-year-old former president how he would have "approached the accusations differently" had he been in office today, Clinton responded, "I don't think it would be an issue".

"I intend to reclaim my family life for my family", Clinton said back then. "I wanted him to say, 'Yeah, I made a mistake. They liked him. And they liked having the first African-American president, and he was a good president I think", Mr. Clinton said. "I defended the Constitution".

Former President Bill Clinton got the internet talking this week when an interview with Today took a nasty turn.

Asked if he felt he should apologize privately to Lewinsky, Bill Clinton said "No, I do not". "I've consumed literally thousands and thousands of thrillers, political novels, all this kind of stuff", said Clinton.


President Clinton found himself in hot water among Democrats and other "Me Too" supporters this week after he refused to comment on the possible apology, adding he had settled the matter 20 years ago when he said he was sorry to "everybody". "That's very different. The apology was public", he said.

"No, I felt bad then", he said.

Clinton, 71, was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice after admitting to a sex scandal with Lewinsky, but was acquitted by the Senate in 1999.

About the only thing you can say about that is Clinton is delusional.

'I am in awe of the courage of women who've stood up and begun to confront entrenched beliefs and institutions. "He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better", she wrote.

Donald Trump is one of the most unpopular men in the United States of America today, or at least one of the most talked about.

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