Bill Clinton not real excited about discussing Lewinsky and #MeToo movement
Slick Willy AKA Bill Clinton appearing on NBC’s Today Show was not real excited about discussing Monica Lewinsky or the #MeToo movement. Can you blame him? He is the only President we know of who got oral sex from an intern half his age in the Oval Office.
Clinton bristled at questions over whether he should have resigned 20 years ago over his sexual relationship with the White House intern and whether the #MeToo movement has changed his perspective.
At the same time, the former Clinton claimed credit for empowering women in his orbit and disputed that he might owe Lewinsky a private apology, insisting his public televised apology was adequate.
Monica Lewinsky wrote in March that their relationship “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.”
“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.”
Clinton thought he was on the show just to discuss his new book with James Patterson “The President is missing.” He seemed to be blind sided by questions about Monica Lewinsky. Slick Willy must think that a historical moment like a President having sex with an intern in the White House should just go away.
In March, Lewinsky wrote in “Vanity Fair” of Clinton:
“He was my boss. He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college. (Note to the trolls, both Democratic and Republican: none of the above excuses me for my responsibility for what happened. I meet Regret every day.)”