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Bill Clinton says he got “hot under the collar” in explanation for hostile answers to questions on his past

Hot under the collar

Bill Clinton says he got “hot under the collar.”

Clinton went on the Today show expecting softball questions about his new book with James Patterson “The President is missing.” Instead he got questions about the Lewinsky scandal and it’s relation to #MeToo movement. Slick Willy tried to play the victim card by saying he came out of the scandal deeply in debt and it didn’t go over too well.

“The hubub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked,” Clinton said Monday night, referencing his interview on NBC’s Today Show earlier that day.

“I think what was lost were the two points that I made, that are important to me: the suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago,” the former president said. “So first point is I did.”

“I meant it then and I meant it now,” he continued. “I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House, which was widely reported. So I did that, I meant it then and I mean it today. I live with it all the time.”

“The second is that I support the #MeToo movement and I think it’s long overdue and I have always tried to support it in the decisions and policies that I’ve advanced,” he said Monday evening, at an event held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

Clinton got hot under the collar in the interview when Craig Melvin asked Slick Willy if he had apologized to Monica Lewinsky, the 20-year-old intern that gave him oral sex in the oval office.

The boiling point came when Melvin asked if Clinton thought he owed her an apology.

“No. I do not — I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public,” Clinton said.

Getting hot under the collar is something that usually happens with Hillary. Bill only gets hot under the collar when he is trying to promote a book and ends up answering questions about being a douchbag.

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