Bill Clinton: "Today" interview "wasn't my finest hour"

Angelo Anderson
June 6, 2018

Mr. Clinton and Patterson wrote a thriller together called "The President Is Missing", and they are on the second day of their book tour.

When asked whether he would handle the response to his affair with Monica Lewinsky, then a White House intern, any differently, Clinton said, "If the facts were the same today, I wouldnt". "And I was mad at me - not for the first time". And I've tried to do a good job since then, and with my life and with my work. "But the important thing is, that was a very painful thing that happened 20 years ago and I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinski and her family, to the American people". "So I did that". I mean it now. "And I still support Me Too", Clinton said. "And I think we all need to keep trying to be doing better".

The former president sparked controversy over the weekend when he pushed back during an interview with NBC News after being asked about the Lewinsky scandal. "I left the White House $16 million in debt".

Mr. Clinton has been criticized since the "Today" interview aired, especially when he said his critics are "omitting facts" to lump him in with other men accused of sexual assault and harassment.

Clinton also said that people's current criticism of his behavior during the Lewinsky scandal was in part due to their frustration over the lack of consequences for President Donald Trump as he faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

President Trump took to Twitter earlier this week, making the bold claim that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, but added "why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?"

And asked if, given the #MeToo movement spurred in the previous year by sexual misconduct by powerful men in politics, business and the media, whether he had reconsidered his interactions with Ms. Lewinsky as examples of sexual harassment or exploitation of power dynamics, he demurred again. "I want you to enjoy this one, but I do want to ask you something". "But you typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this".

"But Bill Clinton epitomizes you know, sort of the aggressor - not the victim".

'To tell you the truth, you can't really have an appropriate consensual relationship with a 20-year-old intern in your office.

"I still have some questions about some of the decisions which have been made", Clinton said.

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