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Bill Clinton has today confronted a re-emergence of his controversial sexual misconduct as President, stating while he believes the #MeToo movement is overdue, it’s not something that should be associated with him because he’s a nice guy.
During an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Monday, Clinton faced questions about whether he should have resigned 20 years ago over his sexual relationship with the White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
On not resigning Clinton said he did the right thing by defending the constitution and not entirely destroying the Clinton brand before his wife had a crack at President eighteen years later, before ultimately losing to “a real misogynist”.
“I dealt with it 20 years ago, plus,” said Clinton. “And the American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me. And I’ve tried to do a good job since then, and with my life and with my work. That’s all I have to say.”
Speaking to The Betoota Advocate after the interview, the Former President appeared stumped at questions over whether the #MeToo movement had changed his perspective on his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
“Ummmm… Uhhh” said Clinton.
“Like Hillary says, I’m a good guy when you get to ummm.. Know me”
“It doesn’t involve me. I’m a Clinton. Hillary should have won. Trump is a bully”
Lewinsky wrote in March that their relationship “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power”. Their affair has since been likened to a Weinstein/Judd scenario, where a vulnerable woman’s is led into a sexual scenario with a gross old man who holds the keys to her career.
However, it appears the 44-year-old, who was 24 at the time and well over thirty years younger than Clinton, is not getting any sympathy because Hillary should have been President and that’s what should have happened, and she got more votes, and Trump is horrible.
During the NBC interview, Clinton somehow managed to claim credit for empowering women in his orbit and disputed that he might owe Lewinsky a private apology, insisting his public televised apology was adequate.