Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ex U.S. President Claims Victimhood To Monica Lewinsky

Pres. Bill Clinton
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton got the internet talking a few days ago when an interview with Today took a nasty turn.

Given the current climate of movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, the conversation led to his infamous affair with Monica Lewinsky. When asked if he had personally apologized to Lewinsky, Clinton stumbled through his answer, revealing he has not spoken with her.

Clinton’s remarks sparked a huge backlash, with Donald Trump Jr. mocking him on Twitter for "claiming victim-hood from his actions against women" — a reaction that had almost everyone laughing and suggested that the Clintons are the the gifts to Republicans in the next National Election and beyond.

Actress Rose McGowan, who has been outspoken about her own alleged abuse at the hands of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, also slammed Clinton, calling him "selfish."

The uproar over his comments — and insistence that he had suffered financially and personally as a result of his affair — prompted Clinton to address the matter last 4 June as he appeared with author James Patterson at an event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

Author Walter Mosley, who was moderating the discussion, pressed Clinton on his Today show interview. The former president took the opportunity to clarify his remarks about apologizing to Lewinsky.

"The truth is, the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked," Clinton said. "And 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."

Funny, right. With the Clintons leading the Democrats, the Republicans do not have to say anything in order to win.

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