Recently, the progressive #MeToo movement has had a lot of reasons to celebrate. A jury convicted comedian Bill Cosby for sexual assault. Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and sexual assault charges. Just when things seemed to be looking up for the fledgling cause, its liberal nemesis, former President Bill Clinton, forced himself back into the spotlight.
On June 4, 2018, Clinton and author James Patterson made an appearance on the “Today” show to promote their new novel “The President Is Missing.” Much to Clinton’s chagrin, NBC’s Craig Melvin bombarded the former President with unwelcome questions about his decades old affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement.
Amazingly, Clinton still seems to think he did “the right thing” regarding the Lewinsky scandal that threatened his second term in the White House. In the heated interview, Clinton insisted he wouldn’t have handled like allegations any differently today. He also said he wouldn’t have resigned due to his belief it wouldn’t be an issue.
To bring home his point, Clinton said, “People would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts.” He went on to say, “If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t [resign], a lot of the facts have been conveniently omitted to make the story work.”
Unbelievably, in an effort to deflect responsibility for his personal indiscretions, Clinton attempted to raise suspicions about the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. The former resident of the White House said he believes several of the facts surrounding his affair with Lewinsky have been omitted in part because people “were frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office.”
After announcing his bid to run for president, Trump was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. However, he was never formally charged for any wrongdoing. Referring to Trump, Clinton said, “His voters don’t seem to care.”
In an attempt to take control of the interview, the former Governor of Arkansas inquired of Melvin if he felt previous Presidents John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson should have resigned from their posts when confronted with comparable accusations. The embittered former President stated, “Someone should ask you these questions, because of the way you formulate the question.”
He went on to add that he was punished for his alleged wrongful acts reiterating that he left the White House with $16 million in debt due to the Lewinsky scandal. Clinton said, “I dealt with it 20 years ago. And the American people, two-thirds of them, stayed with me. And I’ve tried to do a good job since then with my life and with my work. That’s all I have to say to you.”
When Melvin pressed Clinton on whether he’d ever apologized to Lewinsky, Clinton proclaimed, “I apologized to everybody in the world.” Melvin went on to ask the former President numerous times if he had ever privately apologized to his former intern. Clinton maintained, “I did say, publicly, on more than one occasion, that I was sorry.”
But, the former President admitted he had “never talked to [Lewinsky].” When asked if he owed his former intern a private apology, Clinton stated, “No, I do not.”
Since the “Today” interview, Clinton has been tirelessly working on damage control. Unfortunately for him, his efforts have only added fuel to the fire. According to Fox News, he made an appearance at the Schomburg Center in Harlem on the night of June 4, 2018 to promote his new book. Explaining his “Today” debacle, the former governor of Arkansas stated, “The truth is, the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked. And I think what was lost were the two points that I made that are important to me.”
While on the June 5, 2018 airing of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Clinton shrugged off the “Today” interview as not his “finest hour.” He also admitted, “I was mad at me — not for the first time.”
Even though Clinton may insist he supports the #MeToo movement, he likely won’t be asked to serve as its Ambassador any time soon. Besides abusing his authority to carry on a consensual affair with the young Lewinsky, an onslaught of other women have charged Clinton with either sexual harassment or sexual assault.
According to Business Insider, Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing home administrator, has made the most chilling charge of all. She’s accused the former President of violently raping her in 1978.
~ American Liberty Report