Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Stephen Colbert grills Bill Clinton on his 'tone-deaf' #MeToo interview

Bill Clinton Bill Clinton defends his behavior amid #MeToo movement
Sammy Stanley | 08 June, 2018, 17:44

Mr. Clinton is back in the headlines this week for comments about his sexual relationship in the mid-1990s with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton's appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" was his latest stop on a book tour to promote a novel co-written with author James Patterson.

"When I first met Bill Clinton, it was when I was sent on my first story by myself after my training with my cameraman", she said. "But I didn't like this one because it started with an assertion that basically I had never apologized. I'd like to think that we're all getting better as we go along".

"No", Clinton answered. "I do - I - I - I do not - I have never talked to her". He said NBC "had to distill" his response for the interview broadcast "and it looked like I was saying, 'I didn't apologize and I had no intention to.' And I was mad at me".

Clinton also reveals how "this #MeToo movement is long overdue, necessary, and should be supported".

According to Ms Lewinsky, she had sexual encounters with Mr Clinton on nine occasions from November 1995 to March 1997, with his wife Hillary being present at the White House for at least some of those.

United Kingdom govt drops plan for 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal - Labour
He added: 'The other point of disagreement is how temporary the backstop would be - backstop means backstop'. None of the three ministers threatened to resign during the discussions, a spokeswoman for Mr May said.

In the course of his interview with Clinton, Melvin made clear he did not think so much of Clinton's public apologies to Lewinsky, telling the former POTUS, "you didn't apologize to her" and "You don't think a private apology is owed?" Although there is always another rule for leftist politicians on moral issues, especially by feminists not even Bill Clinton could get away with this stunning twisting of the facts.

He clarified those comments later, saying he had become "hot under the collar" during the interview because of how the questions were asked. "I was a little bit ashamed to admit that because in a way, I mean, I felt guilty because I was a willing participant, at a point", she added. "I remember when the Lewinsky scandal occurred and when we heard what had gone down - pardon my expression - in the Oval Office, when we herd about what happened there, it was the most shocking thing we had ever heard", she said.

In the Wednesday morning quarterbacking after Hillary Clinton's unexpected loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, one criticism was that she had not employed that consummate politician former President Bill Clinton enough in her campaign, to speak to "the people" he could connect with and she could not.

Goldberg then brought up how Trump orchestrated a press conference with Bill's sexual misconduct accusers ahead of one of his debates with Hillary.

Clinton is now on the promo circuit thanks to his new book with James Patterson, The President Is Missing.

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